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The Moral Status of Statism | The Hillebrand Series | Episode 11 (WiM070)

Episode Notes

Max Hillebrand joins me for a multi-episode conversation covering the masterwork on libertarian philosophy “The Ethics of Liberty” written by Murray Rothbard.

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Transcript:

OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 The Moral Status of Relations to The State
00:03:27 “Everything The State Has is Stolen, Everything It Says is A Lie”—Nietzsche
00:06:29 “All is Fair in Love and War”
00:12:31 A Free Market for Dispute Arbitration
00:16:49 The Immorality of Holding Government Bonds
00:21:09 Death, Taxes, and 21M Bitcoin
00:25:56 NYDIG
00:27:04 The Relations Between States
00:31:13 Weapons and Violations of Property
00:35:11 A Global Disarmament Under Libertarianism?
00:40:47 WMDs are Less Useful in a Libertarian World
00:43:11 The Moral Equivalent of War
00:47:06 Statism Exists to Harvest Taxpayers
00:50:23 Bitcoin and Geopolitical Defection
00:56:15 Two Types of State Violence: Vertical and Horizontal
01:02:38 Political Power vs. Economic Power; Statism vs. Entrepreneurship
01:11:05 “War is the Health of The State”
01:14:54 Politics is a Mass-Psychosis Premised on Property Violations
01:21:00 Sovereignism: Bitcoin-Enabled Anarcho-Capitalism
01:27:07 Slavery Abolished by the Progression Toward Capital Intensity

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