Stefan Molyneux


Stefan Molyneux

Stefan Molyneux is an anarcho-capitalist blogger, essayist, author, and host of the Freedomain Radio series of podcasts, living in Mississauga, Canada. He co-wrote the short film "After" in 1998. His essays have been published on websites such as LewRockwell.com, antiwar.com and Strike The Root.

Biography

Molyneux graduated the Humber School for Writers and studied playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada. He holds two degrees in history: an undergraduate degree from McGill University and a Masters Degree from the University of Toronto.

Freedomain Radio

His main philosophical outlet is Freedomain Radio, a donation-supported series of podcasts on a variety of personal, political, social, and economic issues. Since 2006, Molyneux works full-time as the podcast's host, supported by listener donations and subscriptions.

Themes

The show explores the concept of what a stateless society in the future could look like, and how free market systems of dispute resolution, public service, and pollution control could fulfill functions that are currently supplied by tax-funded agencies.

Though he asserts the practical benefits of free markets over government intervention, Molyneux argues that the value of a moral proposition cannot be determined solely by an analysis of its effects. In his podcasts, he argues that its value is derived from its underlying morality. The Freedomain Radio podcasts emphasize Molyneux's effort to prove the morality of libertarian philosophy.

Format

The podcasts were originally composed during "traffic jams" wherein Molyneux recorded his thoughts while commuting to his office. They also include recitations of his essays, participatory episodes involving his listeners, as well as one-on-one conversations. In addition to podcasts, Molyneux occasionally records his podcasts in video format, and publishes them on YouTube.

The first episode of Freedomain Radio was recorded on November 19 2005. Over 1100 episodes have been produced since, making it one of the most prolific podcasts.

Bibliography

Fiction

* "Revolutions" (2002)
* "The God of Atheists" (2007)

Nonfiction

* "On Truth: The Tyranny of Illusion" (2007)
* "Universally Preferable Behaviour - A Rational Proof of Secular Ethics" (2007)
* "Real-Time Relationships - The Logic of Love" (2008)
* "Everyday Anarchy" (2008)
* "Practical Anarchy" (2008)
* "How (Not) to Achieve Freedom" (2008)

References

External links

* [http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Freedomain Radio] official website
* [http://www.youtube.com/freedomainradio Freedomain Radio podcast videos] on YouTube
* [http://www.freedomain.blogspot.com Freedomain blog]
* [http://www.lewrockwell.com/molyneux/molyneux-arch.html Essays on LewRockwell.com]
* [http://www.strike-the-root.com/archive/molyneux.html Essays on Strike The Root]
* [http://www.antiwar.com/orig/molyneux.php Essays on Antiwar.com]
* [http://ca.geocities.com/s.molyneux@rogers.com/ Fictional works]
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