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  1. avatar J G
    December 21, 2016 @ 8:09 pm

    Agreed about portions of your criticism of Peter Schiff…that said, the podcast has 99% left-wing more solving-through-legislation (aka the force of a government’s gun…and puppet politicians) guests, or at the very least, guests who present themselves in a light that doesn’t recognize the sheer audacity of victory that came about through amazing historical brilliance of the western cultures that bore the

    1. Magna Carta

    then

    2. The US Constitution and its amendments and its POSSBILITIES for amendments and

    3. 3 Levers of Power

    …that they have been infiltrated and usurped in no small part by crony capitalism does not mean that ALL of Peter Schiff’s points are invalid.

    I’m surprised that what happened to Peter’s father, and how he languished in prison and died for not giving into an injust government demand upon him, is not discussed.

    It is one thing to run a business and live in the real world and not be protected by wealth and gated communities and luxury cars and geography as it seems that is the danger of at least one of the two hosts…not being a part of the real world that interacts with and must fight against good and evil and opportunistic minded persons who don’t have familial wealth and prey on their neighbors or others they see close by as easier targets.

    Essentially, an ivory tower syndrome.

    Until one is willing to remove one’s self from a gated community and/or live among those of us who are lower middle class is it not hypocrisy to decry BASIC values of BORDERS, LANGUAGE and unifying CULTURE (which, although, yes indeed, lifted from another great Jew…as both Schiff and Yascha are…where are the goyim? lol – is true from basic history).

    Culture matters. Borders allow basic protection…why the hell should anyone respect one law when the most important is not enforced by the executive or legislative branches. There either is a rule of law or there isn’t. Each chink in that rule (without getting started on the too big to jail banksters who OWN the system through the private federal reserve bank…which was NEVER intended to be created and was anathema to everything this country stands for and the goal of Andrew Jackson to rout out…don’t get me started) of law diminishes all laws.

    Perhaps a Thomas Sowell or like minded less product & business and book pushing and promoting individual than Peter Schiff please.

    Diversity of ideas…not simply ONE #%@# token **VERY WEALTHY** token libertarian guest please.

    the # of far or mid-lefties on the podcast and that they are almost all very wealthy or well off and none are working or lower middle class (though, yes, that would mean they might be harder to book) is disconcerting.

    Diversity of ideas please…and let’s get to a genuine solution.

    $$ and jobs as those are the modern sustenance / hunting that allows us to survive…though perhaps we would do well to do as the great Bryan “The Valley Cuhhmmmah!!!” Callen does and return to a hunting mode ;).

    No matter what, keep up the good pocasts…love you guys but, hard to take some of the non-real-world-living diatribes at times…esp. when coming from folks that don’t seem to have ever had TRUE anxiety about job loss or any real tough times…at all. Poverty is not noble…but, knowing and being FAMILIAR by personal experience of the common man’s plight may serve thee well as well as walking with kings.

    I remain at your service,
    J. G. , esq.

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    • avatar Hunter Maats
      March 18, 2017 @ 12:52 pm

      Not sure where you got the idea that Bryan “son of Big Mike” Callen thinks the answer is more legislation. Separately since my whole deal with The Straight-A Conspiracy is that America’s educational problems come not primarily from government but from culture. We’ve tried to book Sowell many times but he’s been hard to get on the show. We’ll keep trying. If you noticed on Rogan, I made a point to plug Sowell’s work especially. If you have specific Recs, then you can tweet them at me or better yet go to the subreddit for Mixed Mental Arts and added it there 😉

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  2. avatar jay weese
    January 1, 2017 @ 10:53 am

    Didn’t Libya’s education and literacy rates skyrocket under Gaddafi? But in the podcast you said “Gaddafi didn’t want an educated population”.

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    • avatar Hunter Maats
      March 18, 2017 @ 1:07 pm

      Skyrocket compared to what? Where Libya was in the 1950s? And do you think dictators want an educated population? If Gaddafi did want an educated population, he did an atrocious jobz

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  3. avatar Phred
    January 6, 2017 @ 3:39 pm

    Peter Schiff is no voice of the libertarian movement, much less anarcho-capitalism.
    I enjoy this podcast and have been a fan for a long time. But, HUNTER, quit being a wimp and tell Tom Woods or Michael Malice why anarcho-capitalism is “ridiculous”. And challenge them to defend their position.
    If you are so certain that your views are correct, then their arguments will only strengthen yours.

    “A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.

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    • avatar Hunter Maats
      March 18, 2017 @ 1:08 pm

      I’m happy to do that with either Michael Malice or Tom Woods. Peter Schiff was my first attempt at being confrontational.

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  4. avatar Rune S
    January 18, 2017 @ 5:33 am

    What has democracy does for me today? I’m born and raised in a democracy (Denmark), currently I’m living in a totalitarian society (Vietnam). The level of actual tangible personal freedom I experience in Vietnam is much greater than it was in Denmark. The actual influence in a modern representative democracy (so-called, in reality representative democracy is characterised by being neither representative nor democratic) is mainly theoretical, but the restrictions in societies governed by these systems tend to always result in an increased limitation of personal freedom.

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    • avatar Hunter Maats
      March 18, 2017 @ 1:49 pm

      Well, it’s not just the system of government. It’s also the culture. As a foreigner, you can have a level of freedom that isn’t available to locals because you’re not expected to play by the society’s rules.

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