Complete Liberty Podcast
Show that promotes total respect for self-ownership, property rights, and personal choice--amidst the authoritarian/obedience-oriented political and psychological memes in American culture (and elsewhere). Basically, governments and all they entail are the problem, not the solution. Voluntarism (or market anarchism, or anarcho-capitalism) and customary law principles, in accordance with reason and dignity, spell the solution.

The Little Book Of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr with Ali Gohar

Rethinking the Impact of Traditional Justice- Natalie DeFreitas at TEDxVancouver

Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflict/Build Relationships: Katy Hutchison at TEDxWestVancouverED

bumper music "Justice" by Lutan Fyah

Direct download: Episode_195_-_Restorative_justice_with_and_without_statism.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

The Importance of Self Esteem

Crime and Punishment in American History, review

A brief history of punishments

America’s Prisons: The Worst National Disgrace by Anthony Gregory

The Little Book Of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr with Ali Gohar

The No State Project

Disarming with Empathy: Jo Berry at TEDxExeter

Group counseling available...

bumper music "Retribution" by Brand X Music (John Sponsler, Tom Gire, and Joshua Lynch)

Benefits of empathy for self, others, and systems

Ten Reasons Why Libertarianism Is the Way of the Future

John Stossel's recent program

Creating Freedom: Raoul Martinez at TEDxWhitechapel
Raoul Martinez's TEDx Talk

The Whitest Kids U' Know - Pledge of Allegiance

Why Not "Opt Out" of Government Control?
From bootlegging to working off the books, we've done it many times before, and it's getting ever-easier to exit the system. by J.D. Tuccille

Comprehensive paper on compatibilism by Peter Voss
further reading...

The Power of Love: Shawna Korgan at TEDxUniversityofNevada

The Goosebumps of Life: Grant Korgan at TEDxYouth@SanDiego

Have an interest in group counseling? More info here:

bumper music "Freewill" by Vitamin String Quartet (tribute to Rush)

Benefits of Empathy (page still in development)

Wes Bertrand and Edwin Rutsch explore the benefits of empathy

Edwin's new empathy circles...

Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life by Marshall Rosenberg

download The Art Of Self-Discovery by Nathaniel Branden on this page...

bumper music "Empathy" by Alanis Morissette

Direct download: Episode_192_-_Discussion_of_the_benefits_of_empathy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

The State is an Epidemic by Thomas L. Knapp

Exclusive - U.S. directs agents to cover up programme used to investigate Americans by John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke
Be Afraid of NSA Spying: We’ve only seen the type of the iceberg when it comes to NSA abuse. by Gene Healy
Four Ways Obama Needs to Control His Spooks by Jeffrey Rosen
Take Action: What You Can Do to Nullify NSA Spying by Mike Maharrey
NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it? by Timothy B. Lee
Silicon Valley Luminaries Got Grilled On The NSA At Disrupt, Here’s How They Responded by Billy Gallagher
Take back the Internet by Bruce Schneier

Our System’s Complexity Is Both Its Weakness and Its Strength by Robert Higgs

bumper music "Piano Concerto No. 1, Allegro con fuoco" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - performed by Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Direct download: Episode_191_-_Peace_freedom_strength_and_the_Orwellian_nightmare.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:21am EDT

Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams bemoan paying half of record $3.6 million prize money to tax man by Jim Slater

Rafael Nadal Vs Novak Djokovic Final Extended Highlights US Open 2013 [HD]

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Political Problems Have Only One Real Solution by Robert Higgs

bumper music Cambodian Music (Khmer Surin) by Nam Phoeung

I was a guest again on with host Edwin Rutsch
Wes: Human Centered Design Project: What are your needs for empathy? Interview

Human-centered design

George Packer: Can Silicon Valley Embrace Politics?

Marshall B. Rosenberg - How do you talk to yourself about making mistakes

Highly recommended free novel (and audiobook): Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism by Robert Pape

Blowback, Second Edition: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire (American Empire Project) by Chalmers Johnson

Civil Liberties and Security in an Age of Terrorism, July 18, 2013 - Robert Higgs, Anthony Gregory, Mary L. G. Theroux

Taking on the California DMV

Virginia Satir Forgiving Parents Family Therapy clip3

bumper music "Empathy" by Fatso

Direct download: Episode_189_-_The_needs_underlying_empathy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

I was a guest on with host Edwin Rutsch along with friends Katie of and and Tom of and

Panel 25: Libertarian: How might we transform domination cultures & systems into empathic cultures?

Re-imagining Capitalism: Love and Compassion in Economics
The Next Big Thing by Umair Haque

Insight: Iraq security forces outmatched as 'open war' returns by Suadad al-Salhy

Reserve or share the Kite™ Patch - a breakthrough mosquito-fighting technology designed to block mosquitoes' ability to track humans and spread disease.

bumper music "Compassion" by LOWB

Direct download: Episode_188_-_Empathy_circle_addressing_domination_systems.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:38am EDT

I was a guest on with host Edwin Rutsch.
Edwin has been seeking to build a culture of empathy, one that encompasses all human systems, starting with oneself and one's family.
Wesley Bertrand and Edwin Rutsch: How to Build a Culture of Empathy
Our conversation with other notes:

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn

Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
Fundamentals of Voluntaryism (nod to Carl Watner)

Sudbury Valley School that fosters intrinsic motivation

Human Centered Design
Dayna Martin: What is Radical Unschooling?
Unschooling: What is Deschooling? (Dayna Martin)
Dayna Martin: Common Unschooling Questions Answered
[154] Dirty Wars: Terror Begets Terror | Jeremy Scahill Breaks the Set
The Stream : Uncovering America's 'dirty wars'

NVC teleconference -
Dominic Barter's site -

Google Personal Growth Series The New Science of Mindsight by Dan Siegel

bumper music "Empathy" by Jaysways

Direct download: Episode_187_-_Discussion_of_a_culture_of_empathy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

The black box: Inside America's massive new surveillance centre

No Treason: The Constitution Of No Authority by Lysander Spooner

Ron Paul Wants to Abolish the CIA; His Largest Donor Builds Toys for It: Why does 76 percent of the civil libertarian’s Super PAC money come from billionaire Peter Thiel, whose Palantir Technologies helps the government spy on citizens? by Mark Ames
WikiLeaks' Collateral Murder: U.S. Soldier Ethan McCord's Eyewitness Story
New World Rising: The quest for human freedom in the 21st century by Tom de Lorenzo

Just one big dysfunctional family by Claire Wolfe

bumper music "Informer" by Snow and "WHISTLEBLOWER - feat. Edward Snowden [RAP NEWS 19]" by thejuicemedia

Direct download: Episode_186_-_Needs_for_privacy_and_peace_instead_of_police_statism.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT