Podcast: School is for Poor People

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Here we go deep into public schooling and home education again, figuring out if school is or should be a form of poorness/poverty. We talk about the dead whore in the bathtub, how awful school really is, how parents don’t spend time with their kids, how to talk home education, what types of people went to school, helicopter parenting, conditioning for misery, learning, grades, un-learning for learning, programming, college and maturation, worthless diplomas,.. Read More

New podcast: Libertarianism – A political failure

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Is libertarianism a political failure? Why enthusiastically yes! Here we talk about little corners of libertarianism, ask about Rawls’ veil of ignorance, the joyful libertarian discovery process, Ron Paul, Gary Johnson and libertarian politicians, your relationship with commerce, becoming an anarchist, libertarian guilt and what you are supposed to do, romanticizing oppression, feeling the burn of news TV, how I’m free, how I’m not free, having a how-do-you-do with your indoctrination, and cultivating.. Read More

What foreigners think of America

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I explore the common attributes of American life that foreigners find weird, such as saying “how do you do”, tipping, being fat or driving in cars. We spend a bit on whether Americans are unnatural or not, and discuss whether some crazy foreigners want to kill us. Here are my notes, no need to read just for search: What’s weird about America Quora articles Admit it is not a collective, there’s different folks.. Read More

Great review of “Rise Above School” from Penelope Trunk

Homeschool expert and great writer, who I admire greatly, has reviewed my book (she says it ‘rocks’).  Here’s the review it self: “Here are three that I really enjoyed: Rise Above School, by Jeffrey Till This book is a guide to making the decision to homeschool. Till makes an interesting distinction between intellectually knowing that there are better ways to spend childhood than in school and conquering the emotions that prevent you from taking.. Read More

New podcast: Doublespeak jointasode with Isaac Moorehouse

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Praxis CEO, public free thinker and BFF Isaac Morehouse joins me to expand on a Facebook post he wrote on “doublespeak” or “doublethink” where a policy idea is mistaken (or purposefully replaced) a more genuine objective or desire. Here we talk myths about school, the law, the military, welfare, and regulation. Enjoy! Just about every argument for school is actually an argument for the value of education that proves nothing about the value.. Read More

Podcast: Is government cooperation? Ice cream, ants, bears, sharks and the meaning of human existence

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Today I explore the idea of whether government is cooperation or collaboration, whether anarchy is like the existence of bears or sharks based on an email and conversation from my friend Chris, local government, the nature of ants and bees, a book report on Edward O. Wilson’s “The meaning of human existence”, the nature of democracy, collaboration in the free market, pervasive collaboration that is voluntary and positive, I read a Jeffrey Tucker.. Read More

Podcast 22: The F-Word in America: Militarism

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I discuss the third component that would suggest a country is fascist which is militarism (combined with corporatist economics and nationalism). Do we need our leaders to dress up in general’s uniforms to be militaristic, or is it our ethics and investments that indicate militarism? Discussed is the history of the military and US wars, a look at the numbers of people working in the military, the glorification of the soldier, budgets and.. Read More

Podcast – The Curse of the Busybody Conformist Consumers

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In this episode, I discuss how being constantly ‘busy’ is probably a bad thing and that most people don’t properly balance their time with their consumption and life changes. I try to make the case that being “acceptably busy” is a conformist notion that has spread to every aspect of people’s lives. I steal a clip of Tim Ferriss. I also bizarrely get into the documentary “Lost Boys” about relocated Africans. As always,.. Read More

Podcast 20 – Episode Zero: My Struggle Part Two

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In part two of “my struggle”, I recount my past from post-college on, including my life in Boston, my jobs at companies like AT Kearny, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and others, the formation of my company, my TASM Lab music albums, my band the Hudson Debacle, my marriage, my kids and more.  Along the way I explain what life lesson I learned through my various endeavors and share some music that I wrote and performed.  .. Read More