We are pleased to have Ms. Norma Sapp, Oklahoma's State Representative of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, aka NORML.org as our guest. NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high-quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.
Jason Pye is the Director of Messaging and the Director of Justice Reform at FreedomWorks. We will be discussing the state's abusiveness in civil asset forfeiture, or better known as the state's silent crime against its citizens for the enrichment of the well connected. Before joining FreedomWorks, Jason served as editor of United Liberty, a blog dedicated to promoting free markets, individual liberty, and limited government.
We are pleased that Dr. Robert Lawson, co-author of the widely-cited Economic Index of the World Annual Report has agreed to be our guest. He will discuss the standings and why the U.S. has lost it's postion as the world's economic freedom powerhouse. Unfortunately for most of us, this is no surprise.
Mr. Alan J. Scholl is Executive Director of Freedom Project Education. During this segment, he would like to help determine who is responsible for the America's perceived increase in racial tensions.
Emily Rhorick is an undergraduate student at the College of Charleston in South Carolina where she is pursuing degrees in Business and Economics. She first became interested in the ideas of liberty while learning about the Constitution and the ways that it has been applied throughout history during her senior year of high school. She served as a Campus Coordinator last year where she worked with groups across South Carolina to spread the message of liberty. Currently she is on the North American Executive Board of Students For Liberty as the Southeast Regional Director.
We are honored that Dr. Elaina George, practicing Otolaryngologist, has agreed to return to our show to outline the problem with growing government involvement in our healthcare system and offers solutions as to what can be done to restore the traditional doctor/patient relationship. Dr. George presents her case in her new book "Big Medicine: The Cost of Corporate Control and How Doctors and Patients Working Together Can Rebuild a Better System".
We are pleased that Dr. Richard M. Ebeling, the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina has agreed to be our guest. Dr. Ebeling is recognized as one of the leading members of the Austrian School of Economics. His most recent book, Monetary Central Planning and the State will be published in November 2015 by the Future of Freedom Foundation in eBook format.
He writes a regular column on political and economic policy issues on the news and commentary website, EpicTimes.
Dr. Ebeling is also the co-editor of When We Are Free, an anthology of essays devoted to the moral, political, and economic principles of the free society, and co-author of the five-volume, In Defense of Capitalism.
Prior to his appointment at The Citadel, Dr. Ebeling was professor of economics at Northwood University. He served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education, was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College, and served as the vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation.
In 1990-1991, Richard Ebeling frequently travelled to the former Soviet Union consulting with the government of Lithuania and with members of the Russian Parliament and the city of Moscow on the subject of free markets.
He lives with his wife, Anna, and their royal standard poodle, “Fritzie".