Stefan Molyneux is the founder of freedomainradio.com which is the largest and most popular philosophy show on the web. I find the show consistently interesting and well thought out. Stefan and others got me from Minarchy to Voluntaryism in about six weeks of listening to the show. He also has some really good ideas on child-rearing and how this links in with our political future. It’s worth subscribing to his youtube channel and his website is here. Stefan was kind enough to answer the eleven questions.
1. Who was the greatest political leader in the Western world?
2. If you could change, introduce or abolish one law, what would it be?
3. What advice would you give to a sixteen year-old today?
Get ready for the fight of your life.
4. Who do you most admire?
My wife and daughter.
5. Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future of your country?
I am optimistic that the concept ‘country’ has no future.
6. If you think voting for establishment parties changes little or nothing, what is the one thing we can do as individuals to cause real change?
7. When will we finally say good-bye to the state?
When we stop attacking each other for asking rational questions.
8. Should free people have the right to keep and bear arms openly or covertly without government permission, sanction or registration?
There should be no such thing as government permission, since the government to a violation of permission to begin with.
9. What annoys you most about current politics?
People’s interest in it.
10. Gold standard or fiat currency and interest rate control?
Voluntarism. Let the market decide.
11. Do we have an obligation to help the poor?
It depends whether or not they have chosen poverty. Monks and artists don’t need charity.