The Matt Kins Show
The Matt Kins Show
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E 20: Could the Fear Pandemic be good for Liberty? 04/15/2020
The Matt Kins Show E 20: Could the Fear Pandemic be good for Liberty? Tyrants usually steal liberties a little bit at a time. Now that they're taking bigger and bigger bites, more people are standing up against it. There are no libertarians in a pandemic? On the contrary, we are seeing a lot more.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show - E19 Korona Karen 04/08/2020
The Matt Kins Show - E19 Korona Karen Good shows to listen to: Free man beyond the wall w/ Pete Quinones The Statist Quo w/ Matt Freeman Uncensored Tactical w/ Pat Watson The Rebellion Pod w/ Shane and Banks Revolution Report w/ Jacob Hornberger The Tom Woods Show The Survival Podcast The Unbound Podcast w/Larken Rose
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E18 - Decentralize Your Life 03/29/2020
The Matt Kins Show E18 - Decentralize Your Life The current corona panic is a great example of why it's a good idea to decentralize your life. The society that we live in is incredible. We have electricity and running water on demand, and food is abundant and cheap. But the centralized nature of the system makes it fragile. Don't get caught up with the shitmunchers.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E 17 : Anarchy and the Internal Arts 02/21/2020
The Matt Kins Show E 17 : Anarchy and the Internal Arts How yoga, meditation, tai chi, and qi gong (the internal arts) are an excellent tool for anarchists, libertarians, and voluntarists.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E16 - The Myth of Authority 02/05/2020
The Matt Kins Show E16 - The Myth of Authority Instead of appealing your rulers to give you your freedom back....simply stop believing in their claim of legitimacy. When enough people do this, we will finally reclaim some of our freedoms.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E15 - Why it's hard to do a libertarian news show 02/04/2020
The Matt Kins Show E15 - Why it's hard to do a libertarian news show It's difficult to do a libertarian news show, because the news is so stupid. If your principles are "Don't hurt people" and "Don't take their stuff," there's not much else to talk about! Regardless, I touched on the Iowa caucus fiasco, Brexit, Impeachment, and Jay Z at the Superbowl. #iowa #bernie #democraticprimary #brexit #nigelfarrange #jayz #superbowl2020 #nationalanthem #impeachment
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E14 - Economics, Bubbles, and the Fed with Phil McAlister 02/01/2020
The Matt Kins Show E14 - Economics, Bubbles, and the Fed with Phil McAlister In this episode, I talk economics, bubbles, and the Federal Reserve with Phil McAlister. #libertarian #anarchy #federalreserve #economics #bubble
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E13 - West Virginia Secession; Lessons from history and the modern day 01/26/2020
The Matt Kins Show E13 - West Virginia Secession; Lessons from history and the modern day West Virginia has invited many Virginia counties to secede and join WV. WV was originally part of VA, and seceded during the civil war. As we know, political lines are often arbitrary. People who live in the same state or country often disagree on many important topics. With the recent changing of VA from a Republican majority to Democrat, lots of people have become upset about changes in gun laws. There was a big "open carry" protest in Richmond a few weeks ago. The left didn't like it. They called the protesters racist, despite the fact that there were many black, asian, and latino protesters. They called the protesters insecure men with small dicks, despite the lefts supposed dislike of body shaming. They said that these "weapons of war" have no place in civilian hands, but said nothing about the fact that these "weapons of war" are responsible for hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths in the middle east. The left rallied around the governor, despite the widely circulated photo of him wearing blackface and hanging out with someone in a kkk outfit at a college party. I am for secession. Like Lysander Spooner, I obviously find slavery abhorrent, but I support the right of states and individuals to leave unions. The civil war has led the country to what it is today: a group of people who are very diverse and highly divided along ideological lines. We hold each other hostage via the political process, each side vying to get "their guy" in charge of the federal government so that we can enforce our will on the other side. The right wants to enforce their stance on abortion, and is worried that "muh freeloaders will take advantage of our national security without paying" and the left is so obsessed with racism that they think that the federal govt, which is oneo f hte most violent, racist organizations ever to exist, is the only way to make sure that the "backwards red states" don't revert to slavery.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E10 - Why do people hate libertarians so much? 01/12/2020
The Matt Kins Show E10 - Why do people hate libertarians so much? Why do people hate libertarians? Here is a rant about my history of growing up with the state, moving to the left, and then embracing anarchy.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E9 - Pollution 01/08/2020
The Matt Kins Show E9 - Pollution 1- Foreign pollution. The US Military is the biggest polluter in the world. 2- Domestic Pollution. The government has no incentive to curb pollution. The only way to stop pollution is enforcement of private property rights. MOAB -Mother of All Bombs dropped in Afghanistan in 2017. It blew up 50 homes destroyed crops, and polluted the lands, making them unfarmable. It also has adverse effects on the humans who live in the bombed area. Destruction of Iraqi water supply - Flint anyone? The US implemented sanctions to ensure that there was no clean drinking water in Iraq. This caused disease to flourish and killed countless innocent children and civilians. Burn Pits - size of 3 football fields, burning batteries, plastic, human body parts, adult diapers, fuel, unexploded ordinance Depleted Uranium - 1st used in 1st gulf war. Used to penetrate armor as it basically vaporizes armor with radioactive particles. Syria, Serbia, and Yugoslavia. In Iraq 2003, in 2 weeks 1,000 tons of depleted uranium were fired into the country. This creates cancers, disease, and birth defects. Agent Orange - caused cancer and birth defects in Vietnamese and Americans. we don't know the long term effects of these chemicals that are used in warfare. The government has a monopoly on environmental regulation. This is bad; monopolies are always bad, because a lack of competition means that resources will be used unwisely. Relying on govt to regulate pollution is a bad idea, because as we've learned, politicians represent rich corporations, not citizens. There is a lot of fear because Trump put Pruitt in charge of the EPA; Pruitt used to sue the EPA on behalf of big polluters. Instead of freaking out about this, or demanding that someone less partial be in charge of the EPA, we should be cheering for competition. Anytime a central authority has lots of power, just as in a market of goods, resources are misused. Sometimes this misuse is out of ignorance, other times it's deliberately steering resources towards the central authority's preferences. Private property and free market solutions would end this monopoly by eliminating externailities. I don't need to go in to every single screw up and scandal that has happened at the EPA. The point is that it's foolish to allow one single organization a monopoly on environmental standards. Becuase once something is "law," even if the law allows for serious environmental pollution, it will be upheld in a court. So if a law allows lots of pollution, a company can pollute up to that high level and victims will have no recourse. If PPR were respected, the polluters would have to compensate the market value of the damage, and the rpice would be reflected in their product. Gas stations in Cali have a sticker on the pump: this product is known by the state of california to cause cancer. The govt isn't trying to stop you from getting cancer via pollution; it's merely saying that they've deemed an acceptable amount of pollution is ok, and if you get sick, you can't sue the govt. How would parks and wildlife areas exist w/o govt? well, instead of your tax money going to war, you could contribute to a trust to buy up land.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E8 - Austrian Economics with Matthew Geiger 01/08/2020
The Matt Kins Show E8 - Austrian Economics with Matthew Geiger Austrian Economics is a fascinating, liberating subject. It's the only form of economics that is based in real life observations; the others rely on abstract charts and graphs that mean nothing. Austrian Economics teaches us that praxeology, or the study of human action, is the only way that we can truly understand what makes the world work. It is the only branch of economics that is descriptive rather than prescriptive; that is, it describes how markets work, but it does not tell us how to alter them. Quite the opposite, through studying this philosophy we learn that interference in markets by government forces can only do harm.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E7 - Monopoly Money 01/07/2020
The Matt Kins Show E7 - Monopoly Money Money represents value. Be it something intangible (time, peace of mind) or physical, like food, land, or anything you can touch. But in our modern world, money has become divorced from value. Due to the Fed manipulating interest rates and printing money, and the lack of commodity backing of the dollar, Americans are being robbed every year. Today we'll talk about the monopoly money that we're forced to use for the majority of our transactions. Currency is anything that can be used to trade. Bartering isn't a viable option a fluid market, so buyers and sellers use currency to set prices and make trades. There are commodity currencies, like cigarettes in prison or whiskey on the American frontier. There are specie currencies, like gold and silver. But what we mostly use today is fiat currency, which is money printed by a government. Fiat currency is very dangerous, because it can be printed at will by central banks, which weakens the purchasing power of citizens. It is unconstitutional (Article I section 10), in fact, but as we know the government does not care about the constitution. The two main topics I'll talk about today are inflation and interest rates. Inflation is a common term in money; the opposite of inflation is deflation. An inflationary currency is one that loses value over time. A deflationary is the opposite; it increases in value over time. During inflation, more and more money is printed without a rise in real goods and services; so there is more money floating around, but it doesn't represent an increase in economic productivity. As inflation occurs, it takes more money to buy the same amount of goods. This is reflected in prices that we saw in the past, vs prices today. Comic books used to cost 5 cents, but due to inflation, they now cost several dollars. WIth inflationary currencies, savers are forced to put their money in the stock market or investments, because money hidden under a mattress will lose value over time. We all have to chase the interest rates simply to maintain the value of our earnings. A deflationary currency is a currency that increases in value over time. Gold is a good example; Bitcoin is a more modern example. There is a finite amount of these currencies. This means that no more of them can be made. Even if more gold is discovered, it is unlikely that it will be enough to drop the price of gold worldwide. With deflationary currency, it's unnecessary to invest them in markets; the currency will increase in value over time on its own. Sadly, we have an inflationary currency in the US. The Fed, the central bank of the US, is free to print money whenever it wants. Interest rates are price signals. They signify the value of money over time. In a free market, if interest rates are low, that means that the value of money over time is low. That means that money is plentiful and that people aren't willing to pay a lot of extra money to borrow the principle. If interest rates are high, it meanst that money has a high value over time, and that people will pay more in interest to borrow money today. Thus, interest rates are not something that should be assigned by a central government. They should be assigned by the free market, because only a market is agile and aware enough to set something as important as the value of money over time. But the Fed also has the power to manipulate interest rates. The Fed is the central bank of the US. They say it's not a public institution, but this isn't really true. It wields vast power over the world economy by the way it can manipulate interest rates and inflation. It was established in 1913 and it's goals are to keep employment and inflation within certain limits. This is pure socialism. It's not the job of the government, or any central entity, to play with factors as important as interest rates and the money supply. The Constitution says that any dollars printed by the government must be redeemable in gold. But this hasn't been the case for a long time. In 1933, the government abandoned the gold standard in order to print more money to "combat" the Great Depression. But this has been tried by governments throughout history and resulted in disaster. Printing money, when goods and services haven't increased, simply causes consumers to lose purchasing power. Inflation in the Weimar Republic, pre WW2 Germany, was caused by the German government printing money in order to pay foreign debt. It's a big part of what led to WW2. Then in 1971, Nixon decreed that foreign governments could no longer redeem dollars in gold. Since the dollar is still the world's reserve currency, but can be printed at the will of the Fed, the world economy is in trouble. Most currencies today fit the same model as the dollar. They are printed by governments and not backed by gold. As we know, when anyone has a monopoly on anything, they tend to abuse it. And since governments have a monopoly on money, consumers are on the losing end. This is why cryptocurrencies are becoming popular. Since there is a limited amount in circulation, cryptocurrencies are deflationary. Deflationary currencies hold their value over time, which is a good thing for consumers and investors. Hopefully they will lead to monetary sanity in the future. Through the Fed, the government has a monopoly on money. And like any monopoly, they abuse their power to enrich themselves and impoverish everyone else. This has
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E6- The War on Drugs 01/06/2020
The Matt Kins Show E6- The War on Drugs The war on drugs is a terrible debacle. It's been an excuse for politicians, judges, and law enforcement to shred the 4th amendement. It's made criminals of millions of non violent Americans and turned South and Central America into a giant war zone. It's funneled billions of dollars into the hands of cartels and governments. In this episode I go through a brief history of drug criminalization in America and finish up by talking about the principles of self ownership.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E5 - The Bill of Rights 01/06/2020
The Matt Kins Show E5 - The Bill of Rights #1: Your rights don't come from government! Your rights don't come from a piece of paper! Hence, your rights aren't guaranteed by government or a piece of paper. The constitution just sets up a ruling class. Articles of Confederation vs Constitution; Anti-Federalists vs Federalists. Whether you're on the "R" or "L", the federal govt is doing something you don't like. The Constitution/BOR is meant to restrict the govt, not the people. The govt and the courts will NEVER respect nor enforce your rights. Lysander Spooner How does the govt and courts infringe upon our rights, in violation of the constitution? Here I read through the BOR and talk about how our rights are constantly violated by the ruling class.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E4 - Food 01/02/2020
The Matt Kins Show E4 - Food Food has a lot to do with your mental state. Step 1: Meal Prep. Step 2: Grow some food. Step 3: Educate yourself on food and nutrition. Fruit in the morning; light protein and greens for lunch; heavier protein and greens for dinner. Snack as much as you want. Fruit in the morning is energizing and will keep you light. Pineapple, oranges, grapefruit, melons, mango, are all easy to prep. Fresh dates are amazing. Peel and freeze bananas for a quick smoothie. For lunch, a light protein and greens. Either veggie or animal protein works. Greens keep you digestives system moving. Dinnertime: Big salad and heavier protein, maybe some carbs. Sweet potatoes are a great carb and don't require much flavoring. It's important to learn to cook for yourself. It'll save you money, allow you to control your health, and increase your liberty. After learning to cook, growing your food is the next step to freedom. Even if you don't have a yard, you can make sprouts or microgreens on a countertop. If you have gardening space, I recommend getting started with greens. No store bought greens can ever compare to those you grow yourself. Think about how you can store food that you grow. Dehydrating and freezing are my preferred methods. What can you forage and hunt in your area? Meat chickens are easy, cheap, and quick to raise. Our modern food system is built on govt subsidized oil and pesticides. Hundreds of thousands of sq miles of the US is dedicated to corn and soy, which are heavily sprayed. Annual crops are hard on the environment, especially in our industrial agricultural system. GMOs will not feed the world. GMOs exist to "sell" pesticides. Normal plants die when sprayed with glyphosate, so Monsanto developed GMO plants that won't die when sprayed with glyphosate....so that Monsanto can sell more glyphosate. Veganism is not necessarily the best diet for the environment. It's a diet that is based on monocrops and soy. Sugar is technically vegan...but how many hundreds of thousands of acres of wetlands have been destroyed to make sugar farms? Throughout history, governments and empires have used food to subjugate the conquered. Amaranth, English corn laws, potato famine, Holodomor, Chinese 3 year famine. The reason for the SAD (std american diet) is b/c of govt schools. I worked in the LA govt schools for 2 years and I can say, first hand, there is no attention to health, nutrition, or food awareness. Big corporations write the laws. So they can get away with unsustainable practices and pollution because they own the politicians. Small farmers and food businesses, however, get screwed by these same laws.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E3 - Capitalism v Socialism 12/25/2019
The Matt Kins Show E3 - Capitalism v Socialism What are the definitions of capitalism and socialism? Decisions under socialism are made by politicians, not the people! The people are not the government! The govt is corporate lawyers and lobbyists. Under socialism you are FORCED to buy a product. Socialism is so popular b/c of govt schools, where we learn that we are powerless and that questioning authority is insane and evil. We learn to be good little citizens, not individuals. Under capitalism, decisions are made by individuals. Public is private; private is public. Profit works both ways. In a free market, you won't buy a product if it doesn't bring you profit. Entrepreneurs risk going broke, so they will be more discerning with their investments and decisions. Govt bureaucrats don't risk going broke! Who do you think is going to make a better decision. Not only do govt bureaucrats not have an incentive to make good decisions, they don't have the knowledge. It's impossible for a central authority to make decisions for hundreds of millions of people. They couldn't even make a pencil. The stock market is not a free market. Pollution could never exist in a truly free market; government enables pollution. Pollution could not happen in a truly private market. Capitalism works because of competition. Socialism creates monopolies. In a free market, bad actors will go out of business. Under socialism, it will continue to grow.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E2 - Gun Control 12/24/2019
The Matt Kins Show E2 - Gun Control I came from the "Left," so that's where I can easily find the cracks in statist arguments. Here's my take on gun control. The idea that gun owners don't care about innocent people getting shot is silly. It's ironic that a lot of conservative gun owners are pro life, so technically they care more about innocent life than pro abortion leftists! (I'm pro abortion - go for it ladies) Calling for gun control is calling for more violence. Passing a law to confiscate guns requires....guns. The government kills waaaaay more people than civilians by way of gun violence. 200,000 dead civilians in the Middle East wars. Statists believe that armed govt employees have special status. This is true on the right and the left. But armed govt employees are rarely held accountable for unjustified shootings. People who call for gun control are calling for self defense by proxy; ie they don't want to actually defend themselves, they want other people to do it. That's fine, but they have no right to disarm others. Cops don't treat everyone equally. There's a big difference between how they treat calls to rich neighborhoods vs poor neighborhoods. If the cops even show up at all, sometimes they kill the person who called! Cops have no legal duty to protect American citizens. Broward Cty case. Warren vs DC. Castle Rock vs Gonzalez. It sounds like a cliche, but....when guns are criminalized, only the criminals will have guns. If you hate guns....you should LOVE Trump! If you love guns....you should HATE Trump! Anyone who tries to disarm you is an aggressor. The 2A is not about having rifles to hunt with; it's about civilians being able to defend themselves against the government. The BOR was written by people who had just overthrown their own government by force. Yes, you can fight the US govt with small arms. Look at Vietnam and Afghanistan. Most gun owners are peaceful people - unless they work for the government! Gun control in Virginia -The idea that gun control is about non-violence is ridiculous! Law enforcement enforces unconstitutional laws ALL THE TIME. Disarmament precedes genocide. If the left really supported minority rights it would support gun ownership.
info_outline The Matt Kins Show E1 - Politics 12/24/2019
The Matt Kins Show E1 - Politics Politics is control of society. Nobody wants to be controlled, but many want to control other people. We're just 2 big groups, attracted to buzzwords, trying to control the other group. The only solutions that politicians will ever offer is to give more control to the government. Each side thinks that this is a good thing....as long as the government is doing "what they want." But what about individual rights? The state is the ruling class. They claim violent authority on their turf. Government is the nuts and bolts of the state. There's no difference between the R and L, the Ds and Rs. Both Ds and Rs are part of the ruling class, they're just appealing to different interest groups in order to increase the scope and power of the state. The "left" and the "right" are just two sides of the same statist coin. Anarchists try to find peaceful agreements without a ruling class. The Libertarian Party is different from libertarianism. (Big L vs Small l) Sarwark vs Smith. Anarchism is based on Non Aggression Principle and Private Property Rights. The state is based on aggression and violation of private property rights. Public = Private; Private = Public. The ruling class treats itself differently from the ruled; the line must be drawn. You either believe in individual rights or group rights. Statists don't care about individual rights, it's all about the group for them. They're authoritarian collectivists. How do we determine "authority?" In ancient times, the king was god himself. Then, the king talked to god himself. Now, if the majority of a country vote for a politician, his word becomes the word of god. What if Disneyland security treated people like government police? Who would go back to Disneyland? In a statist society, we're held hostage by our neighbors, with the state holding the gun. All statists advocate violence and theft. Modern American statism is a false dichotomy. The third choice? Govern yourself. There's no point in fighting in the statist arena.