"Reason and Liberty" - An Interview with the AuthorSubmitted by Marc Clair on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 13:27
The second episode of the Lions of Liberty Podcast is up!
In this edition, I speak with Shayne Wissler, the author of “Reason and Liberty” and “For Individual Rights” . We discuss why using reason to achieve a consistent philosophy is important to the advancement of the ideas of liberty.
I feel the ideas discussed in this podcast are very important. It is essential to the advancement of any serious movement that it be grounded in a consistent philosophy. That doesn’t mean that philosophy should not evolve – in fact, it must evolve as new understandings and truths emerge, but they will only emerge if we engage in serious conversation and debate.
We must not just list a series of prescriptions to solve the world’s ills. We must always ask “why?”, and be able to provide that answer to others.
I take some exception with Wissler’s categorization of “scarcity” as “not normal”, but appreciate the way in which he approaches the idea. I come from the Austrian economic point of view that all resources are scarce, save those with superabundance such as air.