Welcome to Ask a Libertarian with Reason's Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch. They are the authors of the new book The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America.
Go to http://declaration2011.com to purchase, read reviews, find event dates, and more.
On June 15, 2011 Gillespie and Welch used short, rapid-fire videos to answer dozens of reader questions submitted via email, Twitter, Facebook, and Reason.com. In this episode, they answer the questions:
"In the opening bath of faces, who's the fellow next to Mises with the prominent chin?"
"Anarchy or Minarchy? Austrian School or Chicago School?"
"In all seriousness, what ought to be the first concrete policy priority of a libertarian-leaning administration (were that even possible), given the present political circumstances and considerable restraints?"
"Since Social Security is a failing pyramid scheme, why can't a congressman say so without getting grief?"
"Is an act of eminent domain ever justified by a government at any level?"
"Why should anyone vote?"
"Who will assume Ron Paul's place in the future?"
For the complete series, go to http://reason.com/archives/2011/06/10/ask-a-libertarian and Reason.tv's YouTube Channel at http://youtube.com/reasontv
Produced by Meredith Bragg, Jim Epstein, Josh Swain, with help from Katie Hooks, Kyle Blaine and Jack Gillespie.