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From the “Socratic Assassin,” Jan Helfeld, from an interview he did in the 1990s, before the age of viral videos, with an increase in views from 6000 since 2008 to nearly 28,000 just in the past couple months now that Bernie Sanders is a declared presidential candidate.

For more on Helfeld, see my articles here.

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In this 2009 debate with 2004 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Michael Badnarik, Stefan Molyneux, an advocate of voluntaryism, made a statement that I find very worthy of further examination.

Namely, that the most free societies produce such prosperity that they become the most tyrannical. His argument is that immense political and economic freedom bring extraordinary economic prosperity, and the corresponding wealth generated is used to control government and use it as a tool for profit and a weapon against political enemies.

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