Doug Casey’s Take: Doug is an Anarchist?

Doug Casey’s Take, Released on 1/29/23

When people think of an anarchist they think of a black-clad, bomb-thrower advocating chaos. But, in this episode, Doug Casey explains how the word anarchist has been corrupted like so much of the language. In fact, an anarchist has a lot more in common with a Taoist than a black-block member of Antifa.

00:00:00 Introduction
1:18 2 schools of anarchy
4:30 Left & Right are always changing
7:20 State is institutionalized coercion
10:30 Why do people like having a ruler?
13:42 Ayn Rand didn’t go far enough
19:00 Private police would be better
21:27 What holds a civilized society together, is peer pressure, moral suasion, and social approbation
27:05 how many laws do you need in an anarchy society
31:35 One great law
33:36 Is there a place people can live like that today?
39:01 where do you get an ethical education today?
43:03 Daoism and Anarchism
47:00 conservatism shoots itself in its own foot
51:07 Argentina over Uruguay
53:40 The long run will be rough regardless of who wins

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Doug Casey is an American-born libertarian economist and advocate of the free market. He is a bestselling financial author, international investor, entrepreneur, and the founder and chairman of Casey Research, a provider of subscription financial analysis about specific market verticals including natural resources/metals/mining, energy, commodities, and technology. Since 1979 he has written or co-written the monthly metals-and-mining-focused investment newsletter The International Speculator. He has authored four books, including Crisis Investing, the top-selling investing book of all time, Totally Incorrect, and Right on the Money. His latest novel is Assassin.

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Craig Cutsor

Will these two guys ever get to the punch line about the reality of the public’s worshiping of govt rulers?? To the discerning individual it’s obvious yet these two constantly harp about the irrelevancies of how most citizens love & respect their rulers. They over analyze the subject and get bogged down with to many unimportant details. And yet they never seem to get to the most important reason why some people love their overlords, and what really motivates govt criminals to do what they do. More importantly this inability to clearly & simply discern this reality has led to a gross underestimation of the seriousness of the problem we face.

At the 10:30 mark Doug Jr. asks, “what do you think it is where humans seem to like having rulers?” Naturally Doug goes off with a litany of explanations for this and continues to miss the big issue.

The #1 reason why some people – in fact I believe most people – want big govt is simply because of greed, self interest, and laziness. They have a something-for-nothing mentality and a lust for easily obtainable wealth. And that friends, is the bottom line.

This may come off sounding a bit too critical of the show’s hosts. Perhaps. But I do appreciate their broaching the subject as the topic is usually too hot for most to bring up.