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Joel Salatin
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Joel Salatin calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bioterrorist, Typhoid Mary, a charlatan, and a starvation advocate. With a room full of debate trophies from high school and college days, 12 published books, and a thriving multigenerational family farm, he draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world.

A Simple Investment That Powers the Free Market

A Simple Investment That Powers the Free Market

We tend to be successful at the things we put time and energy into.


The Big Problem With Biden’s Greenhouse Gas Plan

The Big Problem With Biden’s Greenhouse Gas Plan

The plan sounds noble… except for this key issue.


The Plague of Free Money Is Spreading

The Plague of Free Money Is Spreading

A free-money mania has invaded our culture like the plague, infecting our psyche with a “something for nothing” mentality.


6 Investments in a Post-Pandemic World

6 Investments in a Post-Pandemic World

Interest in backyard gardens, chickens and domestic culinary arts is surging these days.

So what do these trends say for where we should be investing our time, money and energy?


Three Powerful Trends of a New America

Three Powerful Trends of a New America

Many forecasters are looking into their crystal balls these days. While Joel never tries to predict the future, he sees clear trend lines that show where America is headed.


How Big Food Wins… and We Lose

How Big Food Wins… and We Lose

Exercising choice should be fairly easy.

But the institutional food world is hog-tied by bureaucracy, logistics… and kickbacks. And that means we’re the ones who pay the price.


The Bright Side of the Ongoing Supply Shortage

The Bright Side of the Ongoing Supply Shortage

COVID-19 revealed the hiccups in what we thought were smooth-running systems. Supply shortages are now rampant.

But while they are irritating and frustrating… there is good news…


Retirement’s Hidden Cost

Retirement’s Hidden Cost

This hidden cost of retirement has Joel worried the most…


What I Told Washington Our Food System Needs

What I Told Washington Our Food System Needs

The folks in Washington called Joel for advice… These are the four things he told them.


Why We Need a New Declaration of Independence

Why We Need a New Declaration of Independence

We’ve lost the right to do it ourselves… and that means we have so much more to lose.