Monthly Archives: January 2018

37. Trump’s New HHS Policy

http://media.blubrry.com/essenceofeconomics/p/www.essenceofeconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/037.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSThe Trump administration came out with a new Health and Human Services policy that will allow doctors and nurses to deny service to patients based on religious grounds.  Is this policy compatible with libertarianism? NPR Article on new… Read More »

36. Who has rights? Why? What are rights?: Natural Law in the Ethics of Liberty

http://media.blubrry.com/essenceofeconomics/p/www.essenceofeconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/036.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSNatural law: the libertarian system is based on this idea that individuals have ethical rights that exist purely because we are born.  These exist outside of the government.  Governments exist, in one justification, to protect these rights that… Read More »

35. Why does gold have value?

http://media.blubrry.com/essenceofeconomics/p/www.essenceofeconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/035.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSSWhy does gold have value?  Because gold was once a commodity!  Why does our dollar have value?  Because the government makes us pay taxes with it.  Why does Bitcoin have value?  Because, people hate government fiat.  Mises and… Read More »