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After a somewhat lengthy introduction segment, Scott, Adam, Dave, and Tanner (The Barber Shop Boys) play a game where Adam says the name of a pop culture icon that passed away in 2017, and the rest of the gang compete to see who can first, successfully demonstrate that they know who the icon is. Nobody performs well, but Scott technically has the most points, making him the winner. We continue on, discussing the #metoo moment and talking about several of the people being accused of alleged sexual misconduct. We additionally talk about Trump’s presidency, and “political larping”.
Tanner takes us through some notable moments in the realm of science… namely Space X, privatized space travel, the first object to come through our solar system being identifiable as originating from outside of our solar system, the Cassini space probe, and the discovery of a large chamber in one of the Egyptian pyramids.
Finally,  we finish up discussing NFL protests in one of our most confrontational, yet confusing segments yet. We really hope you enjoyed reflecting on 2017 with us, and we look forward to many more years providing content to our listeners and supporters. Murray Christmas, and a Hoppe new year from the contributors of the Ancap Barber Shop and Pax Libertas Productions!
And a happy Capitalismas.
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Scott McDonald is the Ancap Barber. Born and raised in Huntsville AL, he is an agorist barber extraordinaire. Along with his beautiful wife, Erika McDonald, he fathers the wonder child, Elsie McDonald. Scott has been involved in political and philosophical discussion for most of his adult life. His mission in life is to spread liberty at every opportunity, as well as eventually owning his own barber shop. Adam Brown is a musician, libertarian, and minarchist, as well as the co-host of the Ancap Barber Shop. He and Scott make up the doom country duo, Pinecone Percy. Adam believes in minimal government and personal freedoms, you will usually find him shredding on a guitar, banging on drums or debating anarchy and religion with Scott. He was born and raised in Huntsville, AL. His goal is to share his passion for freedom and liberty to anyone and everyone.


  • Reposted from here:   The NAP is a silly, needless distraction. I don’t care about it and neither should you.   There are too many Ancaps who think they need to reconcile every single issue with the NAP. They think we need the NAP to base an ancap legal system on. They run through all the possible problems they can think of, and come up with ‘solutions’ based on the NAP. “Abortion? Well… it’s trespass, therefore violates the NAP, so you can kick the baby out.” etc But whats the point? There is no need to think about every issue and it’s “solution”. The market will do that on its own. To me, the NAP is just the seed of the state. It’s just a remnant of the ancient hierarchical wetware that humans seem to be born with. A weird need for some measure of top-down central planning, even in a society based on bottom-up market solutions. In a true ancap society, there will be no single overriding rule that’s imposed on everyone. There would be, instead, a polycentric legal system like the one described in David Friedman’s Machinery of Freedom ( Stop looking for easy, black and white answers… we just need to find a way to get around or remove the monopoly on violence, let people start choosing their legal system based on market mechanisms instead of “democratic” voting, and everything else will fall into place. More: – – – EDIT: Here is my point, in a more direct way. Talking about the NAP is about as useful as talking about a “Best Price Principle”. Lets say there is a principle that says “in a free market, people selling goods should offer them at a price mutually agreeable to both the buyer and seller”. You don’t need a principle for that… it just happens with competition. What I’m getting at is… there is no need for the NAP. There is no culture in the world where people think murder and theft are good things. So when you put human beings together in groups without any monopoly on violence, and the checks and balances of the free market operate without any influence of a monopoly on law or violence… then the will of the people, ie being generally nice to people and not murdering or stealing, will prevail. There is no need for it to be “a thing”. You don’t have to set up rules or principles. Human interaction is a complex adaptive system, it works from the bottom-up. Prices are set, bad behavior is punished. It just happens. This is why the NAP is useless. It’s like saying “for optimal health, human beings should have a beating heart.” EDIT PART 2: so what I’m hearing from NAP advocates is that its not something that would be forced on anyone… it’s not a law… it’s just a ‘principle’ describing how one SHOULD live. Thought experiment. Imagine 2 ancap societies… one without any mention of anything called the NAP, one where the NAP is a widespread ‘principle’. Do you honestly think the non-NAP society would be rife with murders and theft simply because the people there didn’t know they shouldn’t do that?

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  • Suppose a group of Ancaps are on the verge of overthrowing a government somewhere and imposing a libertarian social order. Suppose there was a debate in the US about whether to use the military to help them, stop them, or do nothing. Which do you choose and why?

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  • I’m seeing a lot of wonderful growth in the libertarian Anarcho-Capitalist movement in North and South America. But I’m not seeing European anarcho-capitalist movements. I would like to know about European AnCap libertarians.  Does anybody know?

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  • Hello Liberty Community! We wanted to introduce ourselves as the latest liberty-based podcast to join the net. We recently chatted with Jeffery in an episode we will be releasing next week and he suggested we join the site to say hello, to meet fellow liberty-minded folks, and share our content with you! Here’s the most recent episode released today! Feel free to get a hold of us and let us know what you think! In their most controversial episode yet, Danny and Michael arrive very late to the party to plumb the depths of the possibly well-intentioned, though likely intellectually faulty social justice movement and find they have very different opinions as to why the movement exists.

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  • When you think of Christmas what song comes to mind? I seem to listen to Jazz during this holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong etc…..

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