Doug Casey's Take, Released on 1/29/23
When people think of an anarchist they think of a black-clad, bomb-thrower advocating chaos. But, in this episode, Doug Casey explains how the word anarchist has been corrupted like so much of the language. In fact, an anarchist has a lot more in common with a Taoist than a black-block member of Antifa.
00:00:00 Introduction1:18 2 schools of anarchy4:30 Left & Right are always changing7:20 State is institutionalized coercion10:30 Why do people like having a ruler?13:42 Ayn Rand didn't go far enough19:00 Private police would be better21:27 What holds a civilized society together, is peer pressure, moral suasion, and social approbation27:05 how many laws do you need in an anarchy society31:35 One great law33:36 Is there a place people can live like that today?39:01 where do you get an ethical education today?43:03 Daoism and Anarchism47:00 conservatism shoots itself in its own foot51:07 Argentina over Uruguay53:40 The long run will be rough regardless of who wins
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Doug Casey is an American-born libertarian economist and advocate of the free market. He is a bestselling financial author, international investor, entrepreneur, and the founder and chairman of Casey Research, a provider of subscription financial analysis about specific market verticals including natural resources/metals/mining, energy, commodities, and technology. Since 1979 he has written or co-written the monthly metals-and-mining-focused investment newsletter The International Speculator. He has authored four books, including Crisis Investing, the top-selling investing book of all time, Totally Incorrect, and Right on the Money. His latest novel is Assassin.