The Anarchist Case Against Debtors Prison: Anarchy Roundtable EP 4


  • Why being unable to pay a debt is not theft.
  • What if someone can pay a debt but doesn’t?
  • Is money debt?
  • What is fractional reserve banking?
  • What is leverage?
  • 9/11 Conspiracy theories: Fact or fiction?
  • The effects of lying to children–Santa, etc.

Show Notes:

Tom Woods Ep 47 Stephan Kinsella talks about contracts, from a freedom minded perspective, in a show called: The Central Rothbard Contribution I Overlooked, and Why It Matters

This article in Forbes covers the profits the federal reserve has returned to the treasury over the last several years.

Sal explains fractional reserve banking and the limited money multiplier effect. explains the process of actually calculating the fractional reserve money multiplier.  It’s math formula.  If you aren’t into math, they also have a graph that’s pretty easy to understand.  Where the lines go flat in the graph, the limits of multiplication for a given reserve requirement have been met.

About 6 minutes into his TED talk,The problem with eyewitness testimony, Scott Frasier starts building his claim that nobody saw footage of the 2nd world trade center tower fall until 24 hour after it fell—though all of us remember seeing it within an hour or so of the 1st tower falling.

The Believing Brain Synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist and science historian Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow.

The book who’s title escaped Joe’s brain was called, Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone  It talks about the three brains and how the reptilian brain can take over in high intensity situations, in a process known as amygdala hijack.  ——Do you ever feel like you’re talking to a brick wall? The first step in persuading anyone to do anything is getting them to hear you out. But whether the person is a cynical colleague, furious customer, or overwhelmed spouse, their emotional barriers may be blocking your message. And if you can’t break through, you can’t move forward. Just Listen has helped tens of thousands of people tear down walls and establish productive communication——

Brain Games: A study of peer pressure on an unsuspecting girl at the eye Doctor.  It’s a very interesting video and only a few minutes long.  the first bits are cut off of this version.

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