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Is Ticketmaster Ripping Us Off? - 6CR #37

Is Ticketmaster Ripping Us Off? - 6CR #37

November 2, 2018

Ticketmaster has been accused of price gouging customers. Darnell & Joel discuss an article from the explaining three pricing "tricks" that Ticketmaster engaged in.

'I'm getting ripped off': A look inside Ticketmaster's price-hiking bag of tricks

  • Trick 1: Prices can change any time
  • Trick 2: Not all tickets go on sale initially
  • Trick 3: Double-dip fees on scalped tickets

Reference Articles:

Ticketmaster History

Price Discrimination on the Part of the Seller

"The best regulator is the market...the competitive market"

Doug Ford halts Ontario anti-ticket scalping law

Ontario to make ticket-buying ‘bots’ illegal, cap markups in scalping crackdown

Canadian scalper's multimillion-dollar StubHub scheme exposed in Paradise Papers

Walter Block - Free PDF: The Case for Discrimination

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Church & State - 6CR #35

Church & State - 6CR #35

October 19, 2018

The separation of church & state is engrained in western culture. Is this idea related to the polarizing nature of our public discourse on politics and religion? Darnell & Joel discuss the following:

  • Differentiating church & state from religion & politics
  • Historical overlap of church & state
  • Why is liberty important?
  • Non-aggression Principle
  • Rights & freedom are necessary for prosperity

Reference Articles:

Separation of church and state

Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Relations between the Catholic Church and the state

Politics According to the Bible

Property rights

Difference Between Totalitarianism and Authoritarianism

The Constitution of the United States

Pre-Existing Rights

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Traditional Sports vs eSports - 6CR #32

Traditional Sports vs eSports - 6CR #32

September 28, 2018

There is speculation that eSports will surpass traditional sports in the not so distant future. Darnell & Joel discuss their experience with gaming and traditional sports. The conversation covers the following:

  • will eSports eclipse traditional sports?
  • valuable lessons learned from traditional sports
  • dangers of excessive screen time & isolation
  • boys developing into men
  • learning to process embarrassing experiences in sports

Reference Articles:

This is Why:Canada's eSports scene is set to explode

Take a look at the average American gamer in new survey findings


Praxeology: The Methodology of Austrian Economics

JRE #1169: Elon Musk

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Libertarian Principles with Tim Moen - 6CR #31

Libertarian Principles with Tim Moen - 6CR #31

September 21, 2018

Tim Moen, the leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada joins Darnell & Joel to discuss libertarian principles and Maxime Bernier. The conversation covers the following:

  • Who is Tim Moen?
  • Libertarian ideas, inalienable rights and non-aggression principle
  • Skepticism as means to finding libertarian ideas
  • inclusive nature of libertarian community
  • Tim's history with Maxime
  • Does Maxime have a Trump's chance at becoming Prime Minister?
  • Differences when communicating with convervatives and liberals

Tim Moen discussing party merger (post interview): A Merge? Let’s Do This!

Reference Articles:

Ep. 1194 Why There’s No Point in Not Being Radical: Libertarian Strategy with Tim Moen, LP of Canada

Tim Moen: MY Letter to Young Libertarians

Tim Moen contact info:

FB: Tim Moen


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Canada’s Universal Healthcare - 6CR #26

Canada’s Universal Healthcare - 6CR #26

August 10, 2018

Universal healthcare is apparently a human right. Darnell & Joel discuss the following aspects of "free" healthcare in Canada

  • Structure and History of the Canadian Healthcare System 
  • How do we pay for "free" healthcare
  • Successes and failures of Canada's Healthcare
  • Prices communicate value
  • Providing Healthcare for the impoverished

Reference Articles:

What is Functional Medicine?

Tom Woods show #1194 with Tim Moen (leader of Libertarian Party of Canada)

Ontario Government 2018/2019: Composition of Revenue vs Composition of Expenses

Ludwig Von Mises - Economic Calculation Problem

Price Theory Explains the Opiate Crisis

The Good Doctor

A Four-Step Healthcare Solution

What Ontario’s changes to OHIP+ tell us about the future of national pharmacare

5 Pharmacare Questions and Answers

Generic drug industry agrees to cut prices up to 40% in 5-year deal with provinces

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Samuel Sey Part 2 - 6CR #23
York University Strike - 6CR #19
Voting Pt 3: Principles over Promises - 6CR #18

Voting Pt 3: Principles over Promises - 6CR #18

June 15, 2018

The results of the Ontario 2018 election are in - Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives win majority government, NDP are the formal opposition party and the Liberals lost party status. Darnell & Joel give there thoughts and answer some listener questions. 

FB post Joel referenced in the intro - NDP voter challenge

Question 1 - How would Doug Ford be able to cut costs without cutting jobs? What are the benefits of saving and cutting costs?

Question 2 - What are the counter arguments to the listener's rational for voting NDP?

Question 3 - What is the fundament role of government? Why is it problematic for the government to see themselves as the solution to the problem?

Reference Links:

Plan for the People

Change for the Better

Breaking down the Ontario NDP and PC platforms: What their pricey promises could mean for the province

Comparing Government and Private Sector Compensation in Ontario, 2017

Defined benefit pensions

Beware of politicians talking of government waste

NDP admit to annual $1.4-billion costing error

Tim Hudak 2013 PC party platform

Common Sense Revolution - Mike Harris

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Voting Pt 2: Principles over Platforms - 6CR #17
Voting Pt 1: Principles over Politics - 6CR #16

Voting Pt 1: Principles over Politics - 6CR #16

June 1, 2018

In Ontario, we have a provincial election on June 7, 2018. Darnell & Joel use the Canadian Federal system to discuss how they view voting and the principles they use to analyse political parties.

Reference Links:

Three Levels of Government in Canada


How Canada's Government Works

Left vs Right - Key Concepts in Politics and International Relations - pg 119-120

Conservative vs Liberal

Socialism vs Free Market

Authoritarian vs Laissez-faire / Libertarian

Canadian Political Parties

How crushing is Ontario’s $312 billion debt?

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