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February 15, 2014

Are There Serious Problems With Libertarian Philosophy? (Podcast)

Professor at the University of Virginia Dr. Jim Lark joined the Freedom Report to discuss his recent speech "Challenges For Libertarians" at the International Students for Liberty conference in Washington D.C.

What's wrong with the non-aggression principle? Is it possible that it doesn't answer every question about problems in human society? For example, if I point a gun at you, but don't fire it, is that an act of aggression? Or do I have to wait until you pull the trigger before I can consider you an aggressor?

And what about the stowaway problem? If you stowaway on my ship and we're in the middle of the ocean, can I dump you overboard even if you'd drown?

Thomas Jefferson once stated, "Question boldly, even the existence of God..." In this podcast we question the most core principles of libertarian philosophy to see if our principle hold up to the toughest scrutiny of the real world.

Here is where the rubber meets the road on the Freedom Report podcast!

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