Are you one of the many young, aspiring writers, eager to make a name for themselves? A few words of advice, from someone who has been there: Don’t do it the hard way, as I did. Don’t seek to go from zero to one hundred, from minimal experience to a full-time job.
I don’t intend for The Stateless Man show or blog to get tied up in politics, since partisan battles tend to divide us and distract us from getting on with living the lives we want. So recently when I interviewed Walter “The Moderate” Block—a libertarian heavyweight and economics professor—I requested that we stick to the planned topics: the problems with economics in academia and how people can better educate themselves independently. With hindsight, however, I’ve decided to make an exception.
Given the potential for win-win arrangements and for facilitating affordable, long-term travel, one can see why housesitting is on the rise. In late March, Brad Jordan and I devoted a full show to this travel concept, with guests from three leading housesitting websites.
Update, June 17, 2012: After my interview with Steve Lendman, which was extremely critical of both safety and international meddling Honduras, I received feedback through twitter that more people would be happy to weigh in. Inti Martínez Alemán was one such person—legal assistant to Octavio Sanchez-Barrientos, the Honduran government’s chief of staff and head of the Special Development Regions (REDs) initiative.
After reading a fascinating article from Jeffrey Tucker (pictured), I invited him on the show to share his reflections on the spirit of liberty in Brazil. He leads Laissez-Faire Books and was down there as a keynote speaker with Mises Institute Brazil. That trip left him optimistic about the opportunities on offer—perhaps as a new home […]