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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.

Free Money: The Worst Kind of Help

Free Money: The Worst Kind of Help

Handing out money with no strings attached comes with big consequences.


It’s Not a Choice Between Liberty and Safety

It’s Not a Choice Between Liberty and Safety

Choice is at the heart of liberty. That’s why allowing the government to make decisions for us is so dangerous…


How to Build a Resilient Economy

How to Build a Resilient Economy

There’s a big difference between being efficient and being resilient.


Biden’s Latest Executive Order Gets It All Wrong

Biden’s Latest Executive Order Gets It All Wrong

Biden’s latest executive order aims to help farmers… but it’s all wrong. Here’s what should be done instead.


The Noose of Gov’t Oversight Is Getting Tighter

The Noose of Gov’t Oversight Is Getting Tighter

When tyranny becomes too much to bear, people go underground to find ways around it.


The High Cost of Government Overreach

The High Cost of Government Overreach

It always starts with the best of intentions… but our freedom pays the price.


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?