Video Stream Archive

Most of the videos linked here were recorded at the Boulder Libertarian Lunch. A few are from other public presentations. All will launch in a new window; you will not lose your place here.

Nov 6, 2018 – Libertarians and Conspiracy Theories
Dr. Scott Replogle and Linda Rosa discuss a libertarian view of conspiracy theories. The audience members make cogent remarks about why small discrepancies in scientific theories and stated “facts” can lead to a deeper understanding of both science and historical truth.
Prof. Danielle Fixen – Marijuana and Senior Citizens (October 25, 2018 @ 12:30 p.m.)
A discussion of what we know and don’t know about marijuana and its effects on senior citizens.
2018-09-27 – Celeste Landry – Multi-winner voting methods – Part 2
Celeste Landry discusses voting methods likely to be unfamiliar to American voters. For the most part, Americans are used to “first past the post” (typically, “majority rules”) that cause voters to often choose “the lesser of two evils”. Voters may be surprised to learn there are many other ways to do elections and Celeste discusses a few of them: systems that better reflect what voters want.
2018-09-20 – Blake Huber – Approval voting
2018-04-05 – Jeff Maehr – The income tax on wages is unconstitutional
2017-12-28 – Mike Seiler – Practical Bitcoin
A presentation and discussion of how to buy and transfer Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies
2017-12-21 – Howard Root – On the Feds’ Hit-List
Howard Root describes how he was prosecuted for a crime he did not commit and spent $25 million defending himself successfully
2017-12-14 Bill Gibson Rise of Bitcoin
2017-11-09 – Dr. Scott Replogle, M.D. – The Economics of Medical Services
2017-11-02 – Victor Mitchell – Another perspective on government
Victor Mitchell (candidate for governor of Colorado) has interesting libertarian views on government and health care.
2017-09-28 – Prof Philip Fernbach – The Knowledge Illusion
Cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach argue that we survive and thrive despite our mental shortcomings because we live in a rich community of knowledge.
2017-08-31 – Betty Gibbs- Alternative view of renewable electricity
August 24, 2017 – Gordon Gamm – What’s Wrong With Libertarianism
2017-08-17 – Frank Atwood – Power; Lobbying the legislature
A charming and informative presentation by former U.S. Presidential candidate, Frank Atwood, about how to get political power followed by a discussion of how to shepard legislation through a legislature.
2017-08-10 – Scott Replogle Authoritarianism
A wide-ranging and thought-provoking discussion on how people react to authority.
Jul 19, 2017 – Sean Finn discusses the Boulder District Attorney’s Office
A discussion about the workings of the Boulder, Colorado district attorney’s office. Also some discussion of asset forfeiture, and prosecutorial discretion when voting irregularities is suspected.
2017-01-19 – 12:30:00 – Edward Conard – The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class.
One of the attendees described this session as “Trying to drink from a fire hose.” There were so many wonderful ideas that flowed from Mr. Conard in such a short time that it was difficult simply to absorb it all in such a short time. Fortunately, you can view it here as many times as you’d like.
2017-01-05 – 12:30:00 – Kevin Lundberg – Assistant Majority Leader Colorado State Senate
2016-12-22 – 12:30:00 – Larry Sarner – Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and You
The presentation is an educational one. TIF is much smoke and (funhouse-like) mirrors, masking a fraught scheme teeming with corporate welfare, TABOR evasion, other constitutional violations, Chicago-style local corruption, and generations-long suspension of voter control over taxes and spending. But once explained, it’s easy to understand what it does, who it does it to, and why it is so widely popular with Colorado municipalities and corporate welfare queens.
2016-12-01 – 12:30:00 – David Remmert – Mental health, the law, and a libertarian society
Mental illness and it’s consequences produce a unique challenge in a Libertarian Society. Under what circumstances should someone be compelled to take medication? Should an individual ever be held, against their sill, due to the impression by a mental health professional that they present a danger to themselves or others? Should someone be exonerated of an offense, and under what circumstances, due to mental illness? In summary, how might a Libertarian society manage those unfortunates who are compromised by mental illness? Unique questions that need to be explored in a dialogue by well versed and informed Libertarian thinkers. How might a Libertarian Society address the unique problem of mental illness, diminished capacity, and mandatory treatment while preserving the most basic tenets of our philosophy?
2016-11-17 – 12:30:00 – Hadley Heath Manning – The male/female wage gap and alternatives to government-centric efforts to “close the wage gap.”
Hadley Heath Manning is a senior policy analyst and director of health policy at the Independent Women’s Forum. She frequently comments on health care, entitlements and economic policy, and manages IWF’s health policy projects and publications. Hadley is also the 2017 Tony Blankley Chair for Public Policy and American Exceptionalism at the Steamboat Institute in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
2016-11-03 – 12:30:00 – Mark Gelband – City of Boulder Electrical Grid Municipalization
2016-10-27 – 12:30:00 – Stanley Garnett – Marijuana, Ballot Selfies, Term Limits, Early Voting
2016-10-06 – 12:30:00 – Bob Berry – Article V Convention & Term Limits
Digital Currencies and Classical Monetary Economics; Kittens; Gary Johnson free lunch
The audio of this lunch is quite good. Sadly, the video is out-of-sync with the audio and the video is quite choppy.
A couple of years ago, Bob presented to us his perspectives on Bitcoin. He was, again, a very entertaining and a very dynamic speaker.
He has been retained as a lobbyist by U.S. Term Limits to get Colorado to be another state to join other states in having an Article V convention.
After hearing people who actually know what they are talking about, I have completely changed my position about the possibility of a “runaway convention”.
2016-09-29 – 12:30:00 – Bill Gibson – A personal libertarian view of foreign policy
Johnson rally in Denver; Article V Constitutional Convention; Open forum Bill Gibson, our treasurer, presented his personal views of libertarianism with respect to foreign policy.
This was a powerful and interesting PowerPoint presentation.
2016-09-22 – 12:30:00 – Jeffrey Zax – Living Wage
Jeffrey Zax, Bhagat’s colleague in the CU-Boulder economics department, agrees that raising the minimum wage is bad economics. “Raising the minimum wage is the kind of cosmetic improvement that satisfies many of us who aren’t prepared to think very deeply about what it is we’re doing,” he said.
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2016-09-15 – 13:15:00 – Amendment 69 Part 2 – Hadley Manning
2016-09-15 – 12:00:00 – Amendment 69 Part 1 – Dr. Scott Replogle. M.D.
2016-09-08 – 12:27:30 – Jerry Van Sickle, Conrad Sperosen, Mary Eberle, and Bill Gibson
Bill Gibson on Foreign relations
Mary Eberle on voting integrity in Boulder County
Conrad Sperosen on political demographics at University of Colorado in Boulder
Jerry Van Sickle on using local boards to influence local politics.
2016-09-01 – 12:30:00 – Daniel Baker – Space Weather; preparing for CMEs
2016-08-25 – 12:30:00 – Russell Roberts – When All Economics Is Political
2018-08-18 – 12:30:00 – Edward Peter Stringham – Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life
2016-08-04 – 12:32:22 – Laura Carno – Government Ruins Nearly Everything
2016-07-21 – 12:28:07 Sheila Weinberg – Drowning in Debt
2016-07-14 – 12:30:00 – Paul Danish and Kevin Sipple running for County Commissioners
2016-07-07 – Professor McChesney and Dr. Atkinson- The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy
Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Robert D. Atkinson is founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
2016-06-16 – 12:35:15 – Tim O’Shea – Magical Thinking
2016-06-09-13:08:34 – Daniel J. Mitchell – America becoming a welfare state
2016-06-02 – 12:31:25 – Stanley Garnett – Sexual Assault
2016-05-26 – 12:32:57 – Julie Gunlock – Alarmism
2016-05-19 – 12:32:48 – Dr. Walter Davis – Angry White Guy and Revolutionary Trump Supporter
2016-05-05 – 12:30:16 – Prof. Michael Munger – Aspects of Free Speech
2016-04-28 – 12:39:26 – Collective guilt
Oct 8, 2009 – Ralph Shnelvar uncovers BOCO bond debt excesses