Jeffrey Tucker answers Reddit questions (mirror)





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Published on Mar 12, 2012

Ask Me Anything archive:

Questions thread: http://redd.it/qc6ax

Answers threads: http://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_econ... and http://www.reddit.com/r/austrian_econ...

Reposted from: http://vimeo.com/38322813 and http://vimeo.com/38327460

1. ''Are there any aspects of your Catholic faith that you have some trouble integrating with your political views? [..]'' 0m30s

2. ''What originally got you interested in Austrian Economics and libertarianism?'' 4m31s

3. ''Are intellectual property rights the most economically efficient way to to get new ideas into the market place or could threshold pledge systems or some other incentive [..]? What form could intellectual property take in the absence of state enforcement?'' 9m16s

4. ''Are you aware of how you gained the wonder you carry now for capitalism? (the things that contributed significantly to it). [..]'' 13m44s

5. ''I can't recall the details, but in one of your many inspirational speeches uploaded by the mises institute, you talked about how amazed you were to find (I think) the small head of a child-crocodile for sale. Now, I may be wrong about this, but I can't imagine many practical uses for the rest of a small crocodile's body. [..] Do you think there is any place at all for animal rights in libertarian ethics?'' 19m53s

6. ''How have your views on IP played into the move to LFB?'' 22m03s

7. ''As a "merchant of liberty" now, what advice would you give to other entrepreneurs marketing to the liberty movement? Are there any techniques or strategies that you would say work better than others?'' 25m35s

8. ''What's the best and most practical ways to advance liberty?'' 27m41s

9. ''What should we call ourselves?'' 28m45s

10. ''[..] the relationship between the political class and actual thing we call the state'' 30m11s

11. ''Education without the state?'' 32m28s

12. ''Why do traders continue to play in an obviously rigged market? For example, why do people trade futures after MF Global [..]?'' 34m11s

13. ''[..] I've always wanted to ask him if he's ever really had bourbon for breakfast?'' 35m11s

14. ''How do you go from public roads to private roads?'' 35m45s

15. ''Can a person assume that "Austrian" economics equates with "Libertarian" political beliefs?'' 36m44s

16. ''Who was your favorite guest to interview?'' 37m44s

17. ''Jeff, is there someone in the austro-lib movement that has the potential to become a great historical figure?'' 38m32s

18. ''What was Murray Rothbard like?'' 42m20s

19. ''What have you found is best analogy or illustration that gets people to either start learning free market economics or abandon their non-Austrian economic training?'' 44m40s

20. ''Any tips on how to dress as fly as you?'' (Jeffrey misreads this question) 49m56s

21. ''How do you respond to the complaint that your celebration of the modern market overlooks or brushes aside the deep ways in which the state has perverted the distribution of power within it?'' 50m45s

22. ''What is your favorite Bourbon?'' 54m0s

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