Hour 1 - 3
Hour 1 -- Roger Ver (Bitcoin Enthusiast) provides an update on Bitcoin.Com and other related bitcoin issues
Hour 2 -- Joel Skousen (Publisher of the World Affairs Brief; prepper/survivalist) on getting prepared to survive the collapse
Hour 3 -- Matt Lampert (director of the Socionomics Institute) on the shifting views on marijuana legalization
CALL IN TO SHOW: 602-264-2800
October 6th, 2015
Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock
on LRN.FM / Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - Noon (EST)
Studio Line: 602-264-2800
CEO of Memory Dealers
Biography of Roger Ver
Roger Ver has been a long time proponent of voluntaryism, the idea that all human interactions should be by mutual consent, or not at all. He doesn't make exceptions for people wearing uniforms and working in buildings with flags in front. He is most well know for his work promoting Bitcoin. In 2011, his company, Memorydealers.com , became the first mainstream company to start accepting bitcoin as payment. He then went on to create Bitcoinstore.com, the first website in the world to accept bitcoin as payment for hundreds of thousands of items, and was the impetus for the future wave of merchant adoption. He also became the first person in the entire world to start investing in Bitcoin startups. Nearly singlehandedly, he funded the seed rounds for the entire first generation of Bitcoin businesses.
Some other notable actions were:
His $10,000 bitcoin bet:
His resulting $1M USD donation to the Foundation For Economic Education, fee.org
His $160,000 donation to the defense of Ross Ulbricht, creator of the Silk Road
His paying over $100,000 for national radio ads on more than a hundred stations across the USA advertising Bitcoin from 2011 to 2014 on freetalklive.com
Multiple billboards advertising bitcoin in Silicon Valley, including the infamous, Honey Badger of Money design.
Giving away thousands of bitcoins all over the world, to anyone who would listen.
In his earlier life, he was most influenced by the works of Murray Rothbard, but was also inspired by the likes of Fredric Bastiat, Henry Hazlitt, Leonard Read, Frederick Hayek, Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, David Friedman, and many others in the Austrian school of economic thought.
More information on these types of ideas can be found at www.fee.org and www.mises.org
More recently he has been inspired by the works of Larken Rose, and Michael Huemer on philosophy regarding the legitimacy of government's right to exist at all.
He highly recommends both of their books:
TOPICS INCLUDED IN THE DISUCSSION...
Roger's previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:
Joel Skousen is the publisher of the World Affairs Brief-a weekly internet news analysis service. He is a political scientist, by training, specializing in foreign policy, as well as the philosophy of law, free market economics and US Constitutional theory. His main area of research focuses on helping his readers understand the hidden globalist agenda behind
US foreign and domestic policy. He has developed a working theory to explain the West=s conflicting policies of both supporting and attacking, at different times and places, ontradictory positions on terrorism, Communist-backed revolutions, drugs, money laundering, and organized crime.
Mr. Skousen possesses a broad background in various disciplines which allows him to analyze geopolitical issues from personal experience. He is a former Marine officer and fighter pilot and is intimately familiar with security and defense issues. During the 1980s he served as the Chairman of the Conservative National Committee in Washington DC, a coalition of conservative organizations opposed to political compromise that undermines
US sovereignty and security. He knows how the political process works and the dangers it presents to the preservation of liberty. While in Washington he also served as the Executive Editor of Conservative Digest where he developed numerous sources around the world. Mr. Skousen travels widely and reads and speaks multiple foreign languages--enabling him to access a wide range of foreign reports.
Joel Skousen' main career for the last 40 years has been to design high security residents and retreats across North America, including, safe rooms and alternative power systems. He is the author of four books, one on law and government, and three on his special design innovations in security architecture and Strategic Relocation:
1. Essential Principles for the Conservation of Liberty, 1984
2. The Secure Home--Architectural Design, Construction and Remodeling of Self-Sufficient Residences and Retreats (2010).
3, The High Security Shelter (2013),
4. Strategic Relocation--North American Guide to Safe Places (2012)
Joel's previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:
Director of the Socionomics Institute
Matt Lampert is the director of the Socionomics Institute, a think tank that researches how trends in social mood influence cultural, political, financial and macroeconomic developments. Matt is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has spoken about social mood theory throughout the US and Europe. He is a board member of the Socionomics Foundation and edits the monthly research magazine, The Socionomist. His research has been supported by the National Academy of Sciences with funds from the National Science Foundation, and his work has been featured by USA Today, CNBC, the Associated Press and other popular news and scholarly publications.