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The Freedom Report is a podcast that reports on news from a perspective of economic freedom and personal liberty.


Former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Austin Petersen offers his hot take on why liberty in the United States would be better served with a Hillary presidency rather than Trump. Petersen also answers why it's better considering that the next president might be faced with a Supreme Court pick.

Putting historical analysis in a modern context, Petersen invokes Alexander Hamilton's strategy to champion the Federalist cause, and how it applies to the 2016 presidential race. Drawing from the Cato Institute's research, Petersen shows why the growth of government is the real issue at stake in this election. 

Austin Petersen was the 2nd place finisher for the Libertarian Party's 2016 presidential nomination, and is the current CEO of Stonegait Pictures. He's the owner and publisher of The Libertarian Republic news magazine, with over 1.5 million readers a month, and honorary chairman of the board for the Stonegait Institute, and LokiPAC. 
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Have you ever walked a mile in another man's shoes? 

In today's episode of the Freedom Report podcast, Austin Petersen offers his expert analysis on the cultural issues that are killing the advancement of libertarian ideas. 

 Why do libertarians always seem to lose the big battles for limited government? I think I know why, and it has to do with that innate human trait that we seem to be lacking: empathy. As hyper-individualists, libertarians frequently suffer from the fact that they carry a puritanical thought process that inhibits creative libertarian types from advancing the cause using the types of social cues that our fellow humans are giving us. 

This episode of the Freedom Report podcast was broadcast live on Facebook on June 28th, 2016. 
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Libertarian Party activists supporting the presidential ticket think they have a foolproof plan to win votes: alienate conservatives and go full blown leftist in their policies. Will that work? Here former LP presidential candidate Austin Petersen and editor in chief of Liberty Viral Laura Meyers sit down in a live chat with fans to discuss. 

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