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.

In this episode I cover Chapter Two: Giving And Withholding Love in the book Unconditional Parenting: Moving From Rewards And Punishments To Love And Reason by Alfie Kohn

Time out from positive reinforcement is a widespread form of love withdrawal

Making children suffer in order to get different behavior from them begets more of itself, and it definitely prepares them for the coercive world of statism

The Condition Of Modern Psychology (explicating many of the ills of behaviorism and lack of philosophical understanding)

My Years with Ayn Rand - A powerful myth-shattering memoir about one of the twentieth century's most controversial figures

Rewards are largely ineffective at improving the quality of people's work and learning, and like punishments, they have many harmful results

Intrinsic motivation, wanting to do something for its own sake, is fundamentally different than extrinsic motivation, doing something in order to get something else (reward) or avoid something else (punishment); both punishments and rewards are extrinsic motivators, which in turn sabotage intrinsic motivation and beget extrinsically motivated people

Helpful and comprehensive psychotherapeutic workbook: The Art Of Self-Discovery

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bumper music "Justify My Love" by trance[]control

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