Talking Federal Reserve, Interest Rates, and Trump-Powell Feud

Last week, I appeared on Liberty Nation’s Truth TV to discuss the Federal Reserve, interest rates, and the new feud between President Donald Trump and Fed Chair Jerome Powell.

Skip to 9:30 for my segment.

By the way, at the end of my interview I made an error. I said rate hikes will be double-digits, but I meant to say interest rates will be double-digits. My apologies for the error.

A New Saul Alinsky Series for Liberty Nation

Liberty Nation has assigned me a new weekly series about Saul Alinsky and his 12 rules from his 1971 seminal book, Rules for Radicals.

The series looks at how the left is using Alinsky’s rules for dominate politics, pummel the right into submission, and win the culture war.

This has been an interesting series for me thus far, and I am looking forward to completing nine (the third installment will be published this week).

Here are the first two parts (updates will be here):

The Democrats Love Affair With Saul Alinsky: Part 1

Saul Alinsky: Will The Left Ever Leave The Bubble?

Debating the Practicality of Anarcho-Capitalism

Over at Liberty Nation, I debate fellow author Onar Am about the practicality of anarcho-capitalism, a branch of libertarianism that advocates abolishing the state in favor of a capitalist society.

Here is an excerpt:

Andrew Moran: The libertarian movement contains various schools of thought: monarchism, voluntaryism, paleolibertarianism, and deontological libertarianism. But there is no other branch of libertarianism that is as controversial and widely debated as anarcho-capitalism (AnCap).

The concept, which was first coined by economist Murray Rothbard in the mid-20th century, proposes abolishing a centralized state, or the government in general, and substitute it with free markets and private property. Ultimately, AnCap embraces the universal non-aggression principle (NAP).

Under an AnCap society, there wouldn’t be a government that provides roads, courts, fire departments, police forces, or even the military. These are services that would be provided for by the free-enterprise system. Rather than rely on the local authorities to protect your home from unscrupulous individuals, you can hire a business that ensures your home is well secured. Or, instead of depending on civil servants to construct and maintain roads, a private company can do it – either hired to perform this task or a company will pave the asphalt to attract customers to its store.

You can read more here.

Talking to Walter Block About Trump, Trade, and Tariffs

For, I recently spoke with the eminent libertarian economist Walter Block, who is the author of “Defending the Undefendable” and “Water Capitalism.”

He recently published an op-ed in The New York Times, titled “Trump’s Fake Fix for a Bad Economic Policy.”

Here is an excerpt from my piece:

Work, not welfare. This is the message emanating from American farmers after President Donald Trump and his administration recently announced a $12 billion bailout package for agricultural producers. Industry leaders, public officials, and trade associations are encouraging the president to abandon his trade war and grant farmers access to foreign markets.

Legendary economist Walter Block agrees with this sentiment, writing in The New York Times that “using tax dollars to bailout farmers” will not strengthen the national economy. Block has joined the growing chorus of economists from all schools in opposing the White House’s protectionist policies, arguing that it will only hurt Americans and leave behind scores of victims.

Block, the author of Defending the Undefendable, spoke with Liberty Nation about his op-ed titled “Trump’s Fake Fix for a Bad Economic Policy,” tariffs, international trade, and the 2018 mid-term elections.

You can read more here.

Think Liberty Ep. 7: Trump-Putin Summit & More

In episode seven of Think Liberty, I discuss the recent summit between President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin and how it triggered the unholy alliance of the left, the media, and the neoconservatives.

Here is the video:

Please note, this was part of an unpublished interview I did, so I decided to use this for a Think Liberty episode.