Who Would Build the Roads?

Who Would Build the Roads?

www.buildtheroads.com
Seeking Free Market Solutions to Society’s Problems


025: Is the Internet a Public Utility?
Jan 12, 2018 • 74 min
We answer some emails about public utilities. Is the internet one of them? What ARE public utilities anyway?
024: The Minimum Wage | Good Intentions & Bad Consequences
Nov 15, 2017 • 61 min
On this episode, we take a deep dive into The Minimum Wage. Does it hurt the very people it claims to help?
023: Who Would (Innovate) the Roads?
Oct 12, 2017 • 47 min
This week, we talk about the lack of innovation when it comes to road construction. We think the free market could do better! We also answer a question about adults with special needs and how a society can ensure that they are taken care of. Make sure…
022: The NFL, Digital Piracy, & Toll Roads
Oct 4, 2017 • 63 min
This week, we discuss a few different topics, including… How would a free society deal with the problem of digital piracy– a crime that feels pretty “victimless” when you commit it? What do we think about all of the “controversy” going on in the…
021: Rebutting Five Common Christian Arguments for Government
Sep 21, 2017 • 86 min
This week on the show, we discuss some common arguments Christians make in favor of the idea of government. This was a really fun conversation, and we hope you all enjoy it! If you have thoughts or questions, feel free to email us:…
020: When Should Child Protective Services Step In?
Sep 14, 2017 • 59 min
This week, we discuss your feedback from the last episode of our podcast. What happens when a child’s parents are absentee? What about if a parent refuses medical treatment for their child because of religious reasons? When should The State step in?
019: But what about the children?!
Aug 31, 2017 • 51 min
Without government, who would take care of the children? This week, we ask the question, “at what point should someone step in to protect a child?” and things get really interesting! Hope you enjoy the episode.
018: Charlottesville & White Supremacists
Aug 15, 2017 • 59 min
How should a free market deal with the problem of white supremacists? This week, we discuss the sad events in Charlottesville and why we disagree with pretty much everybody.
017: The Free Market’s Greatest Threat… Human Stupidity
Aug 10, 2017 • 41 min
This episode begins as a discussion about whether society can be “free” when the people in that society are stupid, but it somehow becomes about skyrocketing real estate prices in Hong Kong. Do not miss this one!
016: The Ohio State Fair Accident
Aug 3, 2017 • 50 min
This week, we answer some listener questions about our Net Neutrality episode last week. Then we get into a discussion about the amusement ride accident at the Ohio State Fair in July. What happened and who is at fault?
015: Understanding Net Neutrality
Jul 27, 2017 • 63 min
Net Neutrality is a complicated subject and anyone who tells you that they full understand it is probably lying to you. In this episode, we do our best to break down Net Neutrality and explain it, and then we discuss whether or not we believe it is a…
014: Choosing “the Lesser of Two Evils”
Jul 20, 2017 • 88 min
Let’s talk about your questions concerning student loans, the minimum wage, “the lesser of two evils,” and more! We will probably do full episodes on these topics at some point, but this was a fun conversation regardless.
013: Uber is illegal, so let’s shut it down!
Jul 13, 2017 • 80 min
According to a Harvard professor, Uber can’t be fixed, and it’s time to shut it down. But why? Uber proved a lot of the government regulations on taxi services are expensive and unnecessary. Because they bypassed them, they were able to…
012: In Response to “I Don’t Know How to Explain to You That You Should Care about Other People”
Jul 6, 2017 • 61 min
We saw a Huffington Post article floating around called “I Don’t Know How To Explain To You That You Should Care About Other People”. The article assumes there is only one way to help others. We disagree. So, we decided to pick it apart!
011: Are there certain words you shouldn’t be allowed to say?
Jun 29, 2017 • 69 min
We got a little pushback from last week’s episode about free speech, so we read through your emails on the topic.
010: Kathy Griffin, Julius Caesar, & the Limits of Free Speech
Jun 22, 2017 • 70 min
Today we discuss the limits of free speech in light of recent news items, including the Kathy Griffin photo controversy, the Julius Caesar play in Central Park, and the congressional baseball shooting. At what point is “speech” no longer free?
009: No, You Shouldn’t Be Scared of Robots Stealing Our Jobs
Jun 15, 2017 • 50 min
This week, we read some emails we received in response to last week’s episode about the idea of a Universal Basic Income. You can listen to the previous episode here: http://www.buildtheroads.com/episode/8 You can still enjoy this episode ever if you…
008: Universal Basic Income | Could it actually work?
Jun 8, 2017 • 54 min
This week, we discuss the inevitability of a Universal Basic Income once robots steal all of our jobs. Show notes: http://www.buildtheroads.com/episode/8
007: Is everything slavery’s fault?
May 30, 2017 • 36 min
Today, we read your emails in response to our last episode about the alleged immorality of having money. Before it’s all said and done, we cover race, slavery, moral responsibility, and more! Show notes: http://www.buildtheroads.com/episode/7
006: Is it immoral to be rich?
May 16, 2017 • 152 min
You know those articles people share on Facebook, and they just comment ”This.” …as if the article indisputably proves whatever the person wants to believe? This week, we refute an article entitled “It Is Basically Just Immoral to Be Rich”…
005: Obamacare Isn’t the Problem (or the Solution)
May 2, 2017 • 146 min
This week, we take a deep dive into the screwed up history of health care in the United States. Was Obamacare a necessary first step to fix Health Care in this country, or did it ruin a good thing? Turns out, the answer is more complicated…
004: Is YouTube Censoring Creators? (Plus, your emails about the death penalty)
Apr 17, 2017 • 87 min
Recently, I (Josh) released a video on YouTube discussing the idea of “YouTube Censorship”, and it received quite a bit of backlash. On today’s episode of WWBTR, we discuss some of the comments I received on that video, as well as the idea of…
003: The Death Penalty & the Environment
Apr 3, 2017 • 106 min
Without government, would the world become an environmental disaster? We discuss that question, as well as the death penalty, on this episode of the show! Questions, comments, & feedback: https://buildtheroads.com/contact/
002: Without government, who would keep us safe?
Mar 20, 2017 • 88 min
Without police, wouldn’t there just be chaos in the streets? We discuss some non-coercive potential solutions to the problem of law-enforcement. Click here to check out the show notes for this episode!
001: What Is “Government”?
Mar 7, 2017 • 28 min
In the very first episode of WWBTR, we discuss our definition of the word “government,” and we lay the foundation for what this show is all about!