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Scott McDonald is the Ancap Barber. Born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He seeks to spread the ideals of liberty, do old school haircuts and engage in his own personal style of outright f***ery.
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Feb 22, 2018
Hey guys, in this episode Scott breaks down the Parkland Florida shooting. At this point, I'm sure everyone knows that on February 14th, 2018, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz shot and killed 17 people, mostly teenagers, at Marjory Stoneman High School. Scott offers his analysis by his lonesome due to the rest of the boys being stuck at work. 
 
Don't forget to send your questions to feedback@ancapbarbershop.com for the February Live Stream which will be available to patrons at the Gentleman's cut level and up ($5 per podcast episode). You can find out more about our Patreon campaign at patreon.com/ancapbarbershop
 
Scott starts by recounting the events of the day as reported by CNN. You can read the article here
 
Every time there is a similar shooting people ask the same questions. "Why did this happen?" as well as "How can we prevent this from happening again?"

The naive answer to either question is "Because of guns." and "By banning or further regulating guns." respectively. One might wonder why our grandparents were presumably spared the rash of mass shootings we see today. They certainly had guns, including semi-automatic rifles, and they had far more lax firearms regulations. Is it because of psychotropic medication? Is it because of gun free zones? Is it because of an inherent tendency in our culture? Is it because the security measures we have in place are monopolized, or all of the above? To that end, why would we ever allow our children to be gathered together without some form of effective security? Why would we create laws prohibiting the protection of our children? 
 
In this instance one thing is overwhelmingly clear, government has failed us and our loved ones at every level. From the FBI to the Sheriff's office, to the schools. They have failed us miserably, they, have the blood of children on their hands, and we are forced to pay their salaries and fund their pet projects at the threat of violence. Fuck them... Fuck them in the neck...
 
The remaining articles Scott references throughout this podcast can be found below:
 
http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2018/feb/15/jeff-greenfield/mostly-false-18-us-school-shootings-so-far-2018-an/
 
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/us/fbi-nikolas-cruz-shooting.html
 
https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/16/politics/parkland-shooting-fbi-tipster/index.html
 
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/nikolas-cruz-said-wanted-professional-school-shooter-fbi-knew-nothing/
 
Hopefully, there is some better news next time we are in the Ancap Barber Shop. Worms...    
Feb 8, 2018
It's once again time for the Ancap Barber Shop! In the 35th episode, we are discussing the privatization of police and the second women's march. 
 
But first, did you know that Pax Libertas has a new show? Check out the AnarchoChristian podcast at anarchochristian.com
 
The February live stream will be an AMA. Send your questions to scott@ancapbarbershop.com or post them in the FB group.
 
We start off by sampling some of Yak-Man Nick Hazleton's world-famous Yak Jerky he was kind enough to send us, it was really good! We then move on to our Ancap Barber book club segment, discussing chapter two of "Anatomy of the State" by Murray Rothbard, What the state is. We will next discuss chapter 3: How the state preserves itself. You can get the free PDF or audiobook at https://mises.org/library/anatomy-state
 
Adam recounts a moment early in his libertarian life where he and Scott had a discussion about areas of Mexico that were primarily controlled by mobs. Adam asks Scott if he thinks they need government to control their lives instead, to which Scott replies "They already have too many governments." Real fuckin deep Scott. Dave retorts with some concerns about our governmental situation likely being better than mob-run areas of Mexico, to which Scott begrudgingly concedes. 
 
We continue on discussing the privatization of police. Scott reads an excerpt from "For A New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto" also by Murray Rothbard. If you haven't read it, we recommend it, and you can get the book for free here
 
Dave and Scott have an exchange about the economic principles of price gouging.
 
Scott also reads from "The Machinery of Freedom" by David Friedman. It's really good as well, and you can read it for free here.
 
By the way, have you checked our Patreon out yet? Go to patreon.com/ancapbarbershop to see all of our ancap goodness. Prior to recording this episode we recorded a patron exclusive episode of "The Ancap Barber Shop" for all levels of our patronage, as well as the inaugural episode of "A Little Off The Top", for our patrons at the gentleman's cut level and up. (That's $5 per podcast episode)
 
The Ancap Barber Boys wrap up this segment by discussing the Detroit Threat Management Center, which is a private police firm operating in Detroit that was created by Commander Dale Brown.
 
You can find their website at http://www.threatmanagementcenter.com/, as well as Commander Brown's appearance at https://tomwoods.com/ep-597-can-the-private-sector-protect-against-crime-this-case-study-will-blow-your-mind/.
 
Finally, the boys finish the show off with a segment from Dave about the second women's march, AKA the angry pussy march.
 
We hope you guys enjoyed this episode and we would love to hear from you at feedback@ancapbarbershop.com. Worms!
Feb 1, 2018
In this fortnight's episode we are discussing Kentucky Fried Chicken's venture into cryptocurrency as well as the philosophy behind self-driving cars, but first, Pax Libertas has added yet another riveting new show to its lineup, One Free Family - a new take on peaceful parenting, with Taylor and James Davis. You can hear the trailer at the beginning of this episode as well as find more information at onefreefamily.com. It's a podcast about peaceful parenting, and from what they've put out so far it's really good, and may eventually rival The Ancap Barber Shop for the title of the objectively best podcast on paxlibertas.com...
 
Okay, maybe after The Lava Flow... and Resist the Empire... and probably Essential Libertarianism...
 
Anyhow, we have yet ANOTHER supporter through Patreon. Brian McQuade has jumped in at the Gentleman's Cut level donating $5 per podcast episode! 
 
Thank you, Brian!!!
 
You can listen to Brian and Rodger's podcast at resisttheempirepodcast.com (You should, we do.) 
 
Patreon supporter and former guest Drake Lundstrom had some not so kind words for Dave and Tanner on our Facebook page
We once again briefly dissect our thoughts on standing vs kneeling during the pledge of allegiance, or the national anthem... What do they do at football games again? Either way, we want no part of it (at least not the more tenured contributors to The Ancap Barber Shop. Drake sent us this article for your review and reading pleasure.
 
We then move on to the first edition of our book club segment where we discuss the first chapter of Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard. Make sure and read the second chapter entitled "What the state is." before the next episode. You can find the free PDF or audiobook here
 
We discuss KFC's brief acceptance of Bitcoin in Canada, and the implications therein. As historical as this moment is, the best aspect of this story has to be the person who ran the FB promo for their "Bitcoin Bucket". Their comment was hilarious to people in the know about crypto trading. You can view the original post here,  as well as the Coindesk.com article Scott reads from here.
 
Finally, Adam spearheads one of our best philosophy segments yet. We discuss the pros and cons of using self-driving cars. There are some surprisingly thoughtful points he brings to the table, and the ethical dilemmas surrounding turning control of our transport over to machines, generate some really good conversation. 
 
Alright, guys, we appreciate you listening, and please look out for the next edition of The Ancap Barber Shop. Worms!
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