The Rational Standard Podcast
Tobacco Prohibition and the Nanny State
Bill Wirtz, a senior policy analyst at the Consumer Choice Center, discusses tobacco, alcohol and other forms of prohibition around the world with Nicholas Woode-Smith, identifying why governments feel the need to control us and what we should do about it.https://consumerchoicecenter.org/https://rationalstandard.com/http://patreon.com/rationalstandardSoundtrack:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspiredLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
The Never Ending Lockdown
Rational Standard contributors Christo Hattingh, Jonathan Wright, and Jacques Jonker discuss lockdown stage 4 and the current state of South Africa.Intro track:Inspired by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3918-inspiredLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Interview with a COVID-19 Survivor
Nicholas Woode-Smith follows up with Hügo Krüger as they discuss COVID-19 and government responses worldwide.
Hügo Krüger: The Coronavirus Leviathan
In this episode, Nicholas Woode-Smith discusses the oncoming apocalyptic pandemic with RS contributor Hügo Krüger. The two discuss government responses, the role of data and statistics as well as possible aftermaths.
A New Dawn: Rational Standard Discussion
The Rational Standard crew discuss current events affecting South Africa, from the New Dawn, Eskom, and Matric results to the new Gun Amnesty and gun control project.Join us for this first episode of a new format where we unravel the political state of South Africa.
Hügo Krüger: Recent changes within the DA and Maimane's resignation
In this episode we talk with Rational Standard contributor Hügo Krüger. We talk about the recent changes which have been going on with the Democratic Alliance such as the resignation of Mmusi Maimane and Herman Mashaba. Remember to follow us on twitter @RationalStand
Nicholas Woode-Smith: Some reflections on university in South Africa
In this episode we talk with Rational Standard Editor Nicholas Woode-Smith about university in South Africa and how the academic environment has changed since the beginning of Fallism.
Jasson Urbach: The NHI and why we can't afford it (to say the least)
In this episode we talk to Jasson Urbach, director of the Free Market Foundation. In this episode we discuss South Africa's new proposed healthcare legislation, the National Health Insurance (NHI).
Lo Ming Hin: What are Hong Kong's protest all about?
In this episode, we talk to former Hong Kong Students for Liberty head Lo Ming Hin. We discuss the history of Hong Kong, why rent is such a problem and what exactly is going on behind the recent protests .Lo Ming Hin is the founder of Hong Kong Students for liberty and previously worked at Hong Kong's free-market think tank The Lion Rock Institute.