BNS: A Conversation with Young Americans for Liberty’s Cliff Maloney Jr.

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On today’s #TBT episode, we swing back to the summer of 2017, back when I hosted the “Around the Republic Podcast” on Austin Petersen’s “The Libertarian Republic” network. During the summer of 2017, I had an interview series that was essentially the precursor to my current show here on the We Are Libertarians Network that you all know and love today.

This #TBT episode has me chatting with Young Americans for Liberty’s Cliff Maloney Jr. Cliff is the President of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), a non-profit youth organization based in Arlington, VA that boasts over 900 college chapters across the country. YAL’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists committed to winning on principle.

Listen as Cliff and I discuss his intro to the liberty movement, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), and the “future” plans for YAL circa 2017.

Bio: Before YAL, Cliff served as National Youth Director for the Rand Paul Presidential Campaign and built an apparatus of 507 “Students for Rand” chapters. He has built field programs for over 22 campaigns, including dog-catcher, state legislature, congress, senate, and presidential. Cliff has appeared on FOX Business and Reason TV. He has been published in TIME, The Hill, Huffington Post, and the Washington Examiner. Cliff enjoys empowering freedom activists to find the most productive ways to advance the principles of liberty.

Follow Cliff on Twitter: @LibertyCliff
Find YAL Online: yaliberty.org

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BNS 46: Midterm Election Results and Ending the Duopoly with The Red Headed Libertarian

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In one of the highest turnouts for the midterm elections since 1966, both the GOP and the Democratic Parties “won” in some way, shape, or form. However, the Libertarian Party, despite optimistic hopes lead by candidates like Gary Johnson and Larry Sharpe, fell flat.

Today, I’m joined by Twitter personality, Josie (aka: The Red Headed Libertarian). Together, we discuss the 2018 midterm election results, discuss what it means to be a libertarian in 2018, and what libertarians can/should do differently to have real electoral victories down the road.

Bio: Josie “The Red headed Libertarian” (@TRHLofficial) is a mother of 3 daughters and wife, who runs a small Neuromuscular Therapy practice in MA. She started tweeting on December 9, 2017 as an outlet for her politics, from a state that isn’t very receptive to liberty. Josie has since built a following of 17,000 people over the course of those 10 months and 28 days.

She is an award-winning pie baker and chili maker. She dabbles in the Boston film and television market once scored the role as Murderer/Millionaire John DuPont’s wife in an ID Discovery docuseries called “Guilty Rich”. Josie loves animals, chocolate, and Disney World. She is a professional artist.

Follow Josie on Twitter: twitter.com/TRHLofficial

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WAL Daily 21: Midterm Election Results and Ending the Duopoly with The Red Headed Libertarian

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In one of the highest turnouts for the midterm elections since 1966, both the GOP and the Democratic Parties “won” in some way, shape, or form. However, the Libertarian Party, despite optimistic hopes lead by candidates like Gary Johnson and Larry Sharpe, fell flat.

Today, Brian Nichols is joined by Twitter personality, Josie (aka: The Red Headed Libertarian). Together, they discuss the 2018 midterm election results, discuss what it means to be a libertarian in 2018, and what libertarians can/should do differently to have real electoral victories down the road.

Bio: Josie “The Red headed Libertarian” (@TRHLofficial) is a mother of 3 daughters and wife, who runs a small Neuromuscular Therapy practice in MA. She started tweeting on December 9, 2017 as an outlet for her politics, from a state that isn’t very receptive to liberty. Josie has since built a following of 17,000 people over the course of those 10 months and 28 days.

She is an award winning pie baker and chili maker. She dabbles in the Boston film and television market once scored the role as Murderer/Millionaire John DuPont’s wife in an ID Discovery docuseries called “Guilty Rich”. Josie loves animals, chocolate, and Disney World. She is a professional artist.

Follow Josie on Twitter: twitter.com/TRHLofficial

BNS 45: Occupational Licensing with Shoshana Weissmann

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Today I am joined by Shoshana Weissmann! Shoshana is the digital media manager with the R Street Institute, where she manages the institute’s social media and email marketing, in addition to contributing graphics and video skills. She is also a policy fellow, working on occupational licensing reform and other issues, and writes in various publications, including The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Today, we discuss of a variety of topics as they relate to occupational licensing and commercial freedom. Listen as we discuss Shoshana’s work with occupational licensing reform, permits, state regulations vs. federal regulations, evidence-based policymaking, alternatives to government regulations, and more!

Bio: Shoshana joined R Street in June 2017, having most recently managed digital communications for Opportunity Lives, a group that highlighted positive stories and policy solutions. Before that, she managed social media and wrote for The Weekly Standard. Earlier in her career, she managed digital communications for America Rising PAC, where her strategy was highlighted in a piece that appeared in The New York Times. Shoshana has been featured in MavPAC’s “Future 40” list in 2018, Red Alert Politics’ “30 Under 30” list in 2013, and, in 2012, was the youngest person on the District of Columbia Republican Committee’s “35 Under 35” list. She lives in Washington and has a stuffed sloth named Grover G. Norsloth.

Find Shoshana Online: www.rstreet.org/team/shoshana-weissmann/

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Twitter: twitter.com/senatorshoshana
Instagram: www.instagram.com/senatorshoshana

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BNS 43: America’s Future Foundation, the Opioid Epidemic, and Free Market Solutions for Healthcare with Chloe Anagnos

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Today I am joined by a familiar face (or voice, rather) or the We Are Libertarians Network – Chloe Anagnos! Chloe is a writer and digital marketer and has been a contributor for the American Institute for Economic Research
(AIER) since 2017. Her work has been the subject of articles in FOX News, The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), USA Today, CNN Money, and WIRED. She has been a writer, commentator, and panelist for media outlets around the country on subjects like political marketing, campaigning, and social media. She is also the Chapter Leader for AFF-Indianapolis.

Chloe and I start our conversation today discussing our roles in AFF (America’s Future Foundation) in both Indianapolis and Philadelphia, respectively. AFF is a professional development network for individuals who believe in the power of personal liberty, entrepreneurship, and innovation, channeled through free-markets, to promote positive social change. AFF events bring together like-minded advocates in with each respective community to network, learn from each other, discuss key issues, and ultimately collaborate to improve themselves and the city as a whole.

Both Indy and Philly AFF-chapters held seminars in recent months discussing the impacts of the opioid epidemic and the free-market solutions that are available to help mitigate the situation. Chloe and I discuss these AFF events at length, which then leads us to a more generic discussion about healthcare and the free-market solutions that are out there to help “fix” our broken healthcare system.

Find Chloe on social media-
Twitter: twitter.com/chloeanagno
Facebook: www.facebook.com/chloeanagnoswrites/

Learn more about the America’s Future Foundation- americasfuture.org

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BNS 42: Making Liberty Relatable with Matt Kibbe

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On today’s episode, I’m joined by Matt Kibbe! Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty. He is also an Executive Producer at CRTV, where he produces “The Deadly Isms” and “Kibbe on Liberty”.

Listen as we first start off discussing Matt’s first steps into libertarianism via the band Rush and their “2112” album, which pointed Matt towards the readings of Ayn Rand. Next, we discuss the recent censorship on Facebook of popular libertarian page, “Liberty Memes” and what libertarians should do in response.

Next, we discuss Matt’s organization, “Free the People”, which is an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty by reaching those “liberty curious” through social media, video, and storytelling. After that, we discuss how libertarians should vote in the 2018 midterms, strategic voting, and the “lesser of two evils” argument. We also touch on two strong Libertarian campaigns in Gary Johnson for U.S. Senate in New Mexico and Larry Sharpe for Governor in New York.

We start to conclude our conversation by discussing potential outcomes in the 2018 midterms, as well as how our nation will look after 2020 and 2024. And finally, we wrap up our discussion by looking at Matt’s book, ” Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.”

Matt’s Bio: Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty. We reach the “liberty curious” through social media, video, and storytelling. Kibbe is also an Executive Producer at CRTV, where he produces “The Deadly Isms,” a documentary series about the dangers of all flavors of authoritarianism.

He is the Co-Founder and Partner at Fight the Power Productions, a strategic communications firm focused on video production, social media branding, and compelling storytelling.

He is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, where he served as President for 11 years. Steve Forbes said, “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”

Against his better judgment, Kibbe occasionally gets involved in politics, serving as Senior Advisor to a Rand Paul SuperPAC, and creating AlternativePAC to support liberty candidates. Back when Yoda was a teenager, Kibbe worked as Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill, as Budget Director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and at the Republican National Committee.

Dubbed “The Scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is most recently author of the #2 New York Times bestseller, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. In his spare time he appears on Old Media, including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Most of his best material is lifted from his three liberty-minded cats, Roark, Ragnar, and Rearden.

Find Matt Online-
Website: freethepeople.org/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MattKibbe/
Twitter: twitter.com/mkibbe

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BNS 41: Recapping the Past Few Months of TBNS and Moving Forward

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On today’s episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I’m riding solo once again! I thought today’s episode would be a great opportunity to do a quick recap of the episodes we’ve had over the past few months and to look ahead as to what’s coming up here at The Brian Nichols Show.

Audience Sweepstakes!: If you would like the chance to win a “Don’t Hurt People, Don’t Take People’s Stuff” bumper sticker, email me at TheBrianNicholsShow@gmail.com with the name of a guest suggestion that you want to see join me on The Brian Nichols Show in the coming months. After that, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of the bumper stickers!

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BNS 39: Irreconcilable Politics: Our Rights Under a Just Government with Michael T. Hutchins

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On today’s episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I am joined by Michael T. Hutchins, author of Irreconcilable Politics: Our Rights Under a Just Government. Michael was trained as an economist and has over thirty years of experience in finance. Much of his career was in investment banking at Salomon Brothers and UBS. He is currently the executive vice president at Freddie Mac, responsible for the investments and capital markets division. Hutchins earned his PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

In Irreconcilable Politics, Michael explores successful models in which differing political views exist yet do not impinge on agreements being reached, and also dissects the dynamics of modern social decision-making.

Listen as we discuss the theory of “collectivity,” needed reform to government structure, and modern social decision-making in the 21st century. Later, we discuss the concepts of voluntary government and the interrelationship between political ideology and centralized governmental decisions.

We conclude by taking a closer look at collective rules, services, and decisions, and why voting, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press are not in and of themselves sufficient control rights for citizens of a diverse country like the United States and discuss how our divided nation struggling to reach political agreement and how the structure of the federal and state governments interfere with this effort.

Find Michael Hutchins Online: www.mikehut.com/

Purchase Irreconcilable Politics: Our Rights Under a Just Government: www.amazon.com/Irreconcilable-Politics-Rights-Under-Government-ebook/dp/B07F17WT6C

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BNS 38: Republican Party NYS Assembly Candidate Mark Walczyk

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On today’s episode, I’m joined the Republican candidate for the New York State 116th Assembly District, Mark Walczyk!

Mark attended the University of Albany, Graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and double minors in Political Science and Education. He is First Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve and has spent the past decade working with New York State Senator Patty Ritchie, spending more than two years as her Legislative Director and the last four and a half years as her District Director.

Listen as we discuss Mark’s platform that focuses on bringing jobs back to the North Country, addressing the opioid epidemic, and fixing Upstate’s crumbling infrastructure. Later, we discuss the New York State education system, the problem with democratic-socialism, and conclude by looking at Mark’s 8 (well… 9) Rules for Government.

Support Mark’s Campaign: www.walczyk4assembly.com/

Find Mark on Social Media-
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WalczykForAssembly/
Twitter: twitter.com/markwalczyk

Contact Mark’s Campaign-
Email: friendsofwalczyk@gmail.com
Phone: (315) 775-8552

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BNS 36: Economics and Liberty with Steve Horwitz

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Today, I am joined by Steve Horwitz! Steve is the Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise in the Department of Economics at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.

Listen as Steve and I discuss a number of economic topics, starting with an in-depth discussion on minimum wage, universal basic income (UBI), automation, and artificial intelligence. Next, we discuss trade in the era of Trump, focusing specifically on the differences between “free-trade” vs “fair-trade” and the dangers of economic nationalism. We conclude today’s episode with a critique of democratic socialism while presenting a realistic libertarian alternative.

“There’s no secret free trader hiding deep in Trump. He is what he appears to be. There is no depth to Donald J. Trump.” -Steve Horwitz

More about Steve: Steve is also an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA, and a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute of Canada. He is the author of three books, including most recently Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions. He has written extensively on Hayek and Austrian economics, monetary theory and history, and American economic history, and is a frequent guest on radio and cable TV programs. Steve also has roots to my home up in Northern New York, having started his career at back in 1989 in St. Lawrence University up in Canton, NY.

Follow Steve on Facebook: www.facebook.com/steve.horwitz

Read Steve’s Work: www.cato-unbound.org/contributors/steven-horwitz & www.libertarianism.org/people/steven-horwitz.

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