Hypochondria as Policy | Guest: Spike Cohen | Ep 116

Matt Kibbe talks to former Libertarian vice presidential nominee Spike Cohen about government fearmongering and the threat of vaccine passports to liberty. They also discuss how living with a chronic illness can be surprisingly motivating and what the Libertarian Party needs to do to get its house in order and start attracting voters. Cohen argues that Libertarians need to be better at addressing the practical concerns of real Americans and stop their bad habit of gatekeeping the movement.

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Matt Kibbe

Matt Kibbe is President at Free the People, an educational foundation using video storytelling to turn on the next generation to the values of personal liberty and peaceful cooperation. He is also co-founder and partner at Fight the Power Productions, a video and strategic communications company. Kibbe is the host of BlazeTV’s Kibbe on Liberty, a popular podcast that insists that you think for yourself.

Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is the author three books, most recently the #2 New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.

He was senior advisor for a Rand Paul Presidential Super PAC in 2016, and later co-founded AlternativePAC to promote libertarian values.

In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, a national grassroots advocacy organization, and served as President until his departure in 2015. Steve Forbes said: “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”

An economist by training, Kibbe did graduate work at George Mason University and received his B.A. from Grove City College. He serves at the whim of his awesome wife Terry, and their three objectivist cats, Roark, Ragnar and Rearden. Kibbe is a fanatical DeadHead, drinker of craft beer and whisky, and collector of obscure books on Austrian economics.

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  • Can humans express their views or opinions about orchestrated national social credit systems? We can always boycott what you do not like, unless it is a tax or a criminal activity to do so.

    We can boycott Major League baseball or Delta Airlines or JPMorgan/Chase or Coca-Cola. and maybe CitiGroup. We could boycott National Basketball Assoc. or products from Communist governments.

  • For years, I have urged the LP to address the real issues of real voters. Back during the 1980’s, I urged LP to address the issue of high health care costs and the health care monopoly. I was told no one had an interest. The LP at that time was a “club” of mostly men discussing ideal forms of government, a start, but not dealing with the reality we, and the rest of humanity, live in.
    The message has to be pushing back on government mandates and convincing people that government is the problem, that people left to their own devices, can solve problems, offer numerous choices.

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