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A Voluntary View - Voluntaryism In Action

A Voluntary View - Voluntaryism In Action

By VIA
A podcast by Voluntaryism in Action! We explore the voluntaryist view of current events.

Voluntaryism in Action is a 501(c)(3) public charity that promotes a society driven by voluntary relations and charitable acts rather than resorting to coercion from governing entities in order to empower and assist those in need.

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Liberty Lockdown And the Vaxx Pass - Voluntary View 021
Just how bad is the vaxx passport problem? Why is being compelled to get injections to be part of society a bad thing? What can and should be done to combat the rising totalitarian fascism around the globe? Why do people who believe strongly in liberty disagree about what the solution is? Jeff sits down with Clint Russell from Liberty Lockdown podcast to discuss these questions, and more. Check out Clint’s great content on his podcast: https://libertylockdownpodcast.com/ Support his efforts to spread liberty: https://libertylockdown.locals.com/ And check out his Twitter: https://twitter.com/libertylockpod?s=21 Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org: https://viaction.org/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoluntaryismInAction/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActVoluntarily - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voluntaryisminaction/ Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
38:12
October 17, 2021
Voluntary View 020 - Sal the Agorist
For some people, the concept that good ideas don’t require force is difficult to accept. So we asked Sal The Agorist to come on the show to discuss the how and why.  Jeff also asks Sal what’s so great about agorism, and they discuss how to put this fascinating liberty philosophy into practice. They also discuss why Sal doesn’t resemble his Twitter avatar; but neglect to discuss his suspicious resemblance to Vin Diesel. Check out Sal’s website The Agora at https://www.saltheagorist.com/. Check out his amazing memes by following him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sallymayweather?s=21. Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org: https://viaction.org/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoluntaryismInAction/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActVoluntarily - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voluntaryisminaction/ Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
30:25
October 11, 2021
Dean O Files - A Voluntary View 019
In this episode, Jeff and Dean from the Dean-O-Files show talk about voluntary charity, and the importance of humans being able to act free from coercion in all spheres. They also compare notes on the effects of the government’s response to the coronavirus. Check out Dean’s show here: https://airad.io/dean-o-files Follow Dean on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/deanofiles Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org: https://viaction.org/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoluntaryismInAction/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActVoluntarily - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voluntaryisminaction/ Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
01:15:15
September 26, 2021
Intellectual Property – A Voluntary View 018
Today our extra-special guest is Nina Prevot, a trademark and entertainment attorney. She joins Jeff to discuss intellectual property (IP), something that is a point of contention between libertarians/anarchists and many artists, authors, and other creatives. Together, Jeff and Nina explore the US laws regulating IP, what they get right and what they get wrong, and how free market alternatives to government enforcement of IP might function. We’ve been trying to get Nina on the show for several months, and we were finally able to connect while she was traveling. The hotel internet connection isn’t the greatest, but we decided to make it happen anyway. Check out Nina’s Twitter account at https://twitter.com/MulattaLocaand her YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/ninaelizabethrose. Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org: https://viaction.org/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoluntaryismInAction/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActVoluntarily - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voluntaryisminaction/ Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
59:14
September 8, 2021
Afghanistan and the Vaccine Wars – A Voluntary View 017
Afghanistan falling to the Taliban after 20 years of American occupation, while the FDA is set to approve an injection with less than 2 years of data. Justin and Jeff discuss the voluntaryist view of the latest news. Articles mentioned: - FDA approving coof injection without due scrutiny: https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n2086 - CDC not tracking coof cases in people who’ve been injected: https://fee.org/articles/what-is-the-true-vaccine-breakthrough-rate-the-cdc-doesnt-want-you-to-know/ Also, the “peanut butter shot” is called Bicillin. Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org: https://viaction.org/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoluntaryismInAction/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActVoluntarily - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voluntaryisminaction/ Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
43:20
August 23, 2021
Vaccine Passports Are Evil - A Voluntary Vignette
How long will this evil insanity persist? Until enough people say “no.” Notes: Fen-phen: https://beckerlaw.com/kentucky-mass-torts-lawyer/prescription-drugs/fen-phen/side-effects/ Gardasil and other HPV vaccines: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28730271/ FDA makes bank on user fees: https://www.businessinsider.com/fda-user-fees-from-pharmaceutical-companies-2016-8?op=1 Vaccines failing in Iceland and Israel: https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/08/icelands-top-epidemiologist-covid-vaccination-has-not-led-to-herd-immunity/ Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org: https://viaction.org/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoluntaryismInAction/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActVoluntarily - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voluntaryisminaction/
06:42
August 18, 2021
Homeschool and Unschool w/ Kerry McDonald - A Voluntary View 016
Today, we’re joined by Kerry McDonald, an author, researcher, and activist for education freedom. Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and author of “Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019)”. She is also an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute and a regular Forbes contributor. Jeff and Kerry discuss public school, homeschool, and even unschooling. They also go into the effect the government’s pandemic has had on children’s education. Links: - VIA’s ongoing education charity drive: https://viaction.org/causes/education - Kerry’s free ebook “The 2021 Curious Parent’s Guide to Education Options” https://fee.org/resources/the-2021-curious-parent-s-guide-to-education-options/ - Kerry’s work on FEE: https://fee.org/people/kerry-mcdonald/ - “Academic Achievement of Home-schooled Students: Literature Review” by Dr. Lindsey Burke: http://efinstitute.org/academic-achievement-of-home-schooled-students-literature-review/ - Peter Gray’s unschooling research: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freedom-learn/201406/survey-grown-unschoolers-i-overview-findings Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org: https://viaction.org/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoluntaryismInAction/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActVoluntarily - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voluntaryisminaction/ Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
41:36
August 2, 2021
Liberty and Happiness - Voluntary View 015
Auberon Herbert (1838-1906) coined the term “voluntaryism.” Fed up with government after serving in the English Parliament, and disgusted at the effects of England’s wars, he built upon the ideas of individualist anarchist Herbert Spencer in a series of essays and speeches. In this episode, Jeff reads an excerpt from one of Herbert’s speeches that is still very applicable today. Read another of Herbert’s works on liberty and voluntaryism here: https://viaction.org/wire/philosophy/a-plea-for-voluntaryism/ Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org: https://viaction.org/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoluntaryismInAction/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActVoluntarily - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voluntaryisminaction/ Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
15:09
July 13, 2021
Emergency Prep 101 - A Voluntary View 014
Are you prepared for the worst? Like a fire, earthquake, or the government shutting everything down? Thomas joins the show to talk about how you can be prepared in everyday life for when unexpected disasters strike. Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org: https://viaction.org/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoluntaryismInAction/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActVoluntarily - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voluntaryisminaction/ Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
38:00
June 27, 2021
Larry Sharpe, Libertarian - A Voluntary View 013
Join Justin and Jeff as they ask Libertarian politician, podcaster, and personality Larry Sharpe about running a business, running for governor, and running towards a solution for liberty in our society.  Check out more of Larry Sharpe’s great work: - Political website: https://larrysharpe.com/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/LarrySharpe - Podcast: https://linktr.ee/sharpeway Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org: https://viaction.org/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoluntaryismInAction/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActVoluntarily - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voluntaryisminaction/ Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
01:21:28
June 16, 2021
Roadtoserfdom and The Corporate State - A Voluntary View 012
Jeff welcomes @roadtoserfdom on to the show! Their wide-ranging discussion includes @roadtoserfdom’s experience with his controversial tweets; masks, vaccines, and COVID craziness; the dangerous direction he sees the world going in and what he thinks can be done about it; a great Star Trek TNG episode; and his experience with voluntary charity when he was in a tight spot. You can find @roadtoserfdom here: - Twitter: https://twitter.com/roadtoserfdom3 - Podcast: https://roadtoserfdom.podbean.com/ Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org: https://viaction.org/ - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoluntaryismInAction/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActVoluntarily - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voluntaryisminaction/ Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
01:09:27
May 28, 2021
Connor Boyack and Real Life Liberty - A Voluntary View 011
Jeff is joined by Connor Boyack, founder of the Libertas Institute and author of The Tuttle Twins books! They discuss Connor’s work promoting liberty in the real world, strategies to help people accept the ideas of freedom, and how Connor’s anti-state views interact with his conservative religion (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [Mormon]). Connor’s video freezes at about 17 minutes, but the audio continues fine. Sorry about that! Find Connor’s work at: - Libertas Institute: https://libertas.org/ - The Tuttle Twins books: https://tuttletwins.com/ - The Tuttle Twins TV show: https://invest.angelstudios.com/tuttle-twins-2/ Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
31:24
May 16, 2021
Per Bylund and The Economics of Charity - A Volutnary View 010
VIA welcomes Professor Per Bylund onto the show! Per Bylund is the Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise in the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. Jeff and Professor Bylund discuss the new book he’s writing for the Mises Institute, his work teaching the next generation of entrepreneurs, and the economics of voluntary charity vs. the welfare state. Per Bylund links: - Website: https://perbylund.com/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/PerBylund - Twitter thread referenced at 12:21: https://twitter.com/PerBylund/status/1373707328063692806 - Info on Per Bylund’s new book: https://mises.org/wire/primer-we-need Like what we do? Please like and share this video, and subscribe to our channel. You can donate to our ongoing charity efforts at https://viaction.org/, or join our communities on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, Instagram, and Flote!
47:27
April 21, 2021
The Civil War Was Unnecessary?! - A Voluntary View 009
In this episode, Jeff sits down with @Ace_Archist from Twitter to discuss a recent controversy about the American Civil War which directly relates to VIA’s maxim “Good ideas don’t require force.” Like what we do? Please like and share this video, and subscribe to our channel. You can donate to our ongoing charity efforts at https://viaction.org/, or join our communities on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe, Instagram, and Flote!
33:14
April 17, 2021
A Voluntary View 008 - Bradley Thomas and Erase The State
Jeff sits down with Bradley Thomas from EraseTheState.com to discuss voluntaryism, liberty, and charity—and how they can make the world a better place. Mr. Thomas is the creator of EraseTheState.com, and is a contributing writer for the Libertarian Institute, the Mises Institute, and the Foundation for Economic Education. Check out his website and follow him on Twitter at @EraseState. Follow and support Voluntaryism In Action: - Viaction.org - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram Also follow us on MeWe and Flote!
26:46
April 5, 2021
A Voluntary View 007 - Adults In Need
In this episode, Amanda and Jeff discuss the impact that recent events have had on the elderly and needy adult community, and how Amanda came up with an idea to help them. If you want to donate to our effort to help elderly and special needs adults, use this link: https://viaction.org/causes/community-developmentand write in the comment that it’s for needy adults.
15:15
March 17, 2021
VIA and The Clean Libertarian
Drew—The Clean Libertarian—had Justin and Jeff on his podcast to talk about Voluntaryism In Action. The Clean Libertarian Podcast is based on https://anchor.fm/cleanlibertarian The Clean Libertarian is on Twitter at @clean_podcast and @LibertyDrew84 Our latest fundraiser can be found here: VIAction.org/winter-storm Become a regular contributor here: https://viaction.org/donate Wan to learn more about voluntaryism? Check out our articles: https://viaction.org/wire
30:07
February 22, 2021
A Voluntary View 006 - Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving! Jeff and Logan talk about tough times, how they got through, and how it made them more interested in helping others. Speaking of that, if you want to help somebody this holiday season, please donate to our Holiday Season Food Drive: https://viaction.org/food-drive If you need help getting food this holiday season, you can request help here: https://viaction.org/holiday-meal
08:02
November 26, 2020
A Voluntary View 005 - Is Voting Voluntaryist?
Jeff and Justin discuss several views on voting. Is it good? Bad? Important? Useless? Are there things they missed? Let us know in the comments! Don't forget to check out our latest efforts at voluntary charity: - You can help people this holiday season by donating to our holiday food drive: https://viaction.org/food-drive - If you've a flair for writing (or not!) check out our higher education essay grant contest: https://viaction.org/grant - And as always, there's the option of becoming a recurring donor to support our efforts to help people: https://viaction.org/support-us Voluntaryism in Action is a 501(c)(3) public charity that promotes a society driven by voluntary relations and charitable acts rather than resorting to coercion from governing entities in order to empower and assist those in need. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Parler!
22:08
October 26, 2020
A Voluntary View 004 - "Good Ideas Don't Require Force"
Justin and Jeff give a quick explanation of one of our favorite phrases, and take a few cracks at the USPS along the way.    Like what we do? You can help us at the links below!   - Education Assistance: https://viaction.org/educate  - Combatting Child Sex Trafficking: https://viaction.org/freeourchildren   - Support: https://viaction.org/support-us For more info on Lysander Spooner and his fight against the government's postal monopoly, check out:   - https://fee.org/articles/lysander-spooner-the-anarchist-who-single-handedly-took-on-the-us-post-office/  - https://www.lewrockwell.com/1970/01/lucille-j-goodyear/spooner-vs-u-s-postal-system/  - https://mises.org/profile/lysander-spooner
15:40
October 26, 2020
A Voluntary View 003 - Homeschooling and Education
The ladies of Voluntaryism in Action get together to discuss education!  Restrictions, homeschool, unschooling, the sordid history of government  schools--it's all here!  Remember, the government has shut down their schools but not stopped  taking parent's money to pay for them.  Contribute to our fundraiser to  help out parents and their children: https://viaction.org/causes/education-fund   For more great info and opportunities to help, check out our website! https://viaction.org/
01:00:24
October 26, 2020
A Voluntary View 002 - Police and Masks
Justin and Jeff discuss the voluntaryist veiwpoint on the recent police malfeasance, along with the masks. Yes, we changed the name from "Act Voluntarily" to "A Voluntary View." Info promised in the video: Full review article on ineffectiveness of masks: https://web.archive.org/web/20200509053953/https://www.oralhealthgroup.com/features/face-masks-dont-work-revealing-review/ Censored article: https://www.oralhealthgroup.com/features/face-masks-dont-work-revealing-review/
01:11:57
October 26, 2020
A Voluntary View 001 - What Is Voluntaryism
You've heard of libertarianism. Maybe you've heard of anarcho-capitalism. But just what is voluntaryism? Fortunately for you, the first episode of our A Voluntary View podcast explains what voluntaryism is all about.
07:01
October 26, 2020