An Immigration Tax

In this video reflecting on a CATO podcast, I talk about the idea of a tax on immigration and the effects it may have on the economy as a whole.

Routine Consumption and Unemployment Benefits

In this video I discuss how to prevent a decline in growth or to create sustainable group, you don’t need to increase random or short run consumption patterns but cause an increase in routines that are sustainable for at least as long as new independant routines can replace them. If routines dissapate faster than new ones exist economic activity whether production or consumption will decrease.

Explaining Interest Rates and Yield Curves

In this video I help explain the concept of interest rates and yield curves so people can better explain economic concepts.

Promoting Libertarianism Strategically

In this video I discuss strategic ways to make points that can help get even the most anti-libertarian types a reason to give libertarianism a second look.

Why Ron Paul is Unique? (Galvanizers and Diplomats)

Ron Paul is a unique figure in libertarianism, able to not only be a diplomat and figure that people outside of libertarianism can empathize with, but also a diehard who can galvanize the most radical of libertarians. It’s very rare a figure like him can exist, and let’s be glad he does.

Libertarians: Effective Debating

In this video I emphasize knowing your audience, and while arguing principle and rigid dogma is great when selling yourself to the choir, but this same red meat to the libertarian base is the kind of rhetoric that scares away people who otherwise would be open to the message.

Pondering about Free Market Legal Systems

In this video I just spend some time thinking about the possibilities when it comes to free market legal systems and polycentric law.

Questioning the Gold Standard

Many libertarians and conservatives are big proponent of the classical gold standard similar to what we had in the late 19th and early 20th century (I don’t think anyone is an advocate of the mid-20th century breton woods gold standard). I personally am a free banking/competing currencies advocate, and in this video I question the idea of an ideal system, and whether what would make an ideal currency is what we usually think it should be.

Policy Wonkery: Unemployment Taxes

While many of us libertarians arn’t fans of overly complicated policies, it never hurt to think about what might be better that we have now. In this video I dicuss tying tax rates to economic outcomes like unemployment, so as an economy improves it results in automatic tax reflief, and create an incentive for private firms to care about economic outcomes.