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Ep. 184 Nonviolent Solutions to Social Problems

Bob discusses three separate items all related to nonviolence: (1) Gene Sharp’s work, (2) Bob’s old dream of how to topple a tyrant, and (3) the winners of the Louis CK contest.

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About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, and co-host with Tom Woods of the podcast "Contra Krugman."


  1. Bain Capital on 03/03/2021 at 11:46 AM

    “The most elegant way would be if people all stopped obeying XYZ.”

    No disagreement there but that requires a high quotient of people with brains capable of being motivated by that spirit. All history shows this spirit resides in the bodies created by european genes. Otherwise known as the Israelites.

    The twelve tribes of Israel comprise the white race, and we have only one Lord. We worship and obey Yaweh and he blesses us. If we worship tv-idols and obey the teachings of men, he punishes us.

    I didn’t catch you mentioning La Boetie in this one. His “The Politics of Obedience” should be canon to us.

  2. Jan Masek on 03/05/2021 at 8:49 PM

    True. Velvet revolution in Prague in 1989. I was there (in spirit, I was just a kid). People came, they rang their keys, laid flowers on the ground in front of the riot police, and a week later the communist state was gone. Just like that. But it was half a million people in that demonstration in a country of 16m and a city of 1m.

  3. Tel on 03/16/2021 at 11:21 AM

    If you believe that the rulers always depend on will of the people, then what’s the problem with voting?

    It’s only a formalized process that comes to the same outcome.

    Sure, there’s no perfect system of voting … but there’s no perfect system of civil disobedience either, and if we coming down to pitchforks and torches that’s not exactly a perfect outcome … might as well vote, right?

  4. Russell Kanning on 03/21/2021 at 1:43 AM

    another great episode
    The contest winners (for the CK bully problem) were funny …. the first one was killing me. 🙂
    Your logic makes a lot of sense … evil regimes have to deceive the masses.

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