Armed Militants? What Does the Law Say?

LIBERTY REEF (FCP) March 28, 2016 – Okay. Serious question. The folks who “occupied” the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are regularly referred to in media accounts as “armed militants” or as an “armed militia.” Yet, not one of these “protesters” ever used a...
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VIDEO: Obama Denies Significant Differences “Between Communism and Capitalism”

BUENOS AIRES (FCP) March 23, 2016 – In an address to “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Town Hall” President Barack Obama attempted to convince attendees that the “division between left and right, between capitalist and communists or...
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Free Capitalist Radio

What is a “Liberal” Education? (#205)

What is a “Liberal” Education? (#205)

In this episode of Free Capitalist Radio Rick talks about the power of words, who thinking men define terms, and the basis of a “liberal” education, meaning the education of a “free man” or “free woman.” The fundamentals of...
Tolerance As Intolerance (#204)

Tolerance As Intolerance (#204)

The media generated controversy surrounding LDS Church’s policy regarding church discipline for same-sex couples and regarding ordinances for children of same-sex couples exposes the hypocrisy of the new mantra of “tolerance.” In the name of...
The Cause of Liberty Today (#203)

The Cause of Liberty Today (#203)

On this special “November 5th” edition of Free Capitalist Radio, Rick discusses the status of the cause of liberty today, comparing main stream statements from Reagan back in 1981 to fringe statements today. Rick also discusses Bernie Sanders, ISIS, the...
Can Bernie Sanders Save America?  (#202)

Can Bernie Sanders Save America? (#202)

Can Bernie Sanders Save America? In this episode of Free Capitalist Radio the question of Bernie Sanders and the reality of socialism is addressed.  The question of whether or not “compromise” and “governing in the middle” are virtues and...
Shredding the U.S. Constitution (#201)

Shredding the U.S. Constitution (#201)

Host: Rick Koerber Administrators at Yale, Cornell, Syracuse, Vassar and Oberlin were recently caught on undercover camera agreeing to rip up copies of the Constitution handed out off campus after an investigator posing as a student described the Constitution as...
10th Anniversary Show (#200)

10th Anniversary Show (#200)

Host: Rick Koerber (with Kimball Roundy and Guest Brandon Adams) The formal broadcast starts at 2 min 4 sec. On November 2, 2015 – the 10th Anniversary of its first broadcast, Free Capitalist Radio launches a new season. The episode is broadcast via radio...
Capitalism & Freedom (#5)

Capitalism & Freedom (#5)

Host: Rick Koerber. Co-Host: Les McGuire In this episode Rick and Les discuss the roots of capitalism and freedom and Milton Friedman’s book on the subject. The way to change society is NOT electing new and better politicians it is to change the mindset of...
WMD and the Iraq War Debate (#4)

WMD and the Iraq War Debate (#4)

Host: Rick Koerber If we are deceived about principles, we cannot progress because we don’t know what we don’t know.  If you don’t “wake up and you don’t have the facts, you don’t have an argument.” Other topics: Iraq War...

FAQs and Reviews

What is it that Free Capitalists advocate?

What is it that Free Capitalists advocate?

Those who advocate for capitalism, advocate for a society where all relationships are voluntary.  In a capitalistic society, men and women are free to cooperate or not, to deal with one another or not, as their own individual judgments, convictions, and interests...
What is the history of the term ‘Capitalism’?

What is the history of the term ‘Capitalism’?

The use of the term ‘Capitalism’ has a long history. Adam Smith, often referred to as the ‘father of capitalism’ was the first modern proponent of a comprehensive philosophy defending the entire package of basic principles related to individual...
What is the Free Capitalist Project?

What is the Free Capitalist Project?

I started a small print publication with some friends of mine several years ago, and we decided to call it the “Free Capitalist.”  After that, I started a radio show in 2004, where people started calling me “the Free Capitalist.”  The moniker...
What is Free Capitalist Radio™

What is Free Capitalist Radio™

Wake Up and Turn Your Brain On! FreeCapitalist Radio is changing the way people all across the globe think about politics, business, and the world around them by challenging popular economic and political assumptions. Not typical talk radio, in an entertaining and...

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The Ambush and Murder of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum

The Ambush and Murder of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum

BURNS, OREGON (Last Updated 1/31/2016 3:46 am)(FCP) – on January 26, 2015 the FBI and Oregon State Police ambushed and murdered Robert “LaVoy” Finicum.  Based upon two personal eye-witness accounts, it is clear that the stories being widely circulated are... read more
Do You Understand ISIS?

Do You Understand ISIS?

What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. “We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as “not Islamic” and as al-Qaeda’s “jayvee team,” statements that reflected confusion about the group, and may have contributed to significant strategic errors.

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Brain-On Lounge

Earth Camp:  An Essay on Unity in the Cause of Liberty

Earth Camp: An Essay on Unity in the Cause of Liberty

The world is a funny place. I’ve been thinking about America, and the story of the American Revolution and America’s promise to the world. Have you spent much time thinking about these things? After a little reflection, the paramount question in my mind is this: How... read more
Free Minds & Free Men

Free Minds & Free Men

By Mortimer J. Adler Let us not get confused about means and ends.  Reading the great books is not for the sake of talking about them.  Mentioning them by name may give you the appearance of literacy.  But you do not have to read them to participate in parlor sports... read more
Thanksgiving Fireside in Salt Lake City

Thanksgiving Fireside in Salt Lake City

Rick & Jewel Franklin are hosting a small friends and family fireside – tomorrow, Thanksgiving day in downtown Salt Lake City. The fireside will start at 7 pm.  Along with Rick and Jewel, Jewel’s father Dr. Glenn J. Kimber will be the featured fireside speaker. If... read more
WEBINAR: “Completing the Work of the Founders”

WEBINAR: “Completing the Work of the Founders”

Join Rick and Jewel on November 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm Mountain time for the first American Liberty Society webinar: “Completing the Work of the Founders – HOW BUILDING A LIBERTY BASED SOCIETY CAN BRING INCREASED FREEDOM, PROSPERITY & PEACE TO YOU, YOUR... read more
Free Capitalist Ideas

Free Capitalist Ideas

  The beginning place to understand the Free Capitalist Project is to understand our core ideas. The essay below contains a comprehensive summary of these ideas.  For a shorter, more focused review, see: What is the Free Capitalist Project? What Do Free... read more
American Liberty Society, Pre-Launch – Open Call

American Liberty Society, Pre-Launch – Open Call

As some of you know, Jewel and I have been preparing for the official launch of the American Liberty Society (along with the relaunch of American Founders University, American Founders Academy, and new launch of American Founders Preschool). This is an open conference... read more
The Real Reason Why The Rick Koerber Case Was Dismissed!

The Real Reason Why The Rick Koerber Case Was Dismissed!

Op-Ed by Marcus R. Mumford Originally published by the Salt Lake Tribune on August 30, 2014 Several days ago, The Salt Lake Tribune raised questions about the federal court’s dismissal of the criminal case against businessman Rick Koerber. I’ve represented Koerber in... read more

Rick’s Blog

Are You Doing the Work?

Are You Doing the Work?

UTAH COUNTY, UT (FCP) – Are you doing the work it takes to succeed? Often the work is not glorious, not visible, and not pleasing to the eye. Those who are determined to succeed will do the daily work necessary to cultivate real success! This is short video... read more
Today is the Day.  Why Are You Waiting?

Today is the Day. Why Are You Waiting?

LIBERTY REEF (UT) – Today is the day. In this short personal video, Rick shares a powerful invitation. Have you ever wondered when is YOUR time? Have you been looking forward to a time when your talents and your passion will be “on the stage” and... read more
Are You Living the Life You Love?

Are You Living the Life You Love?

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEST (March 3, 2016) – Are you living the life you love? This morning as I was driving across a beautiful landscape in the Mountain West, the sun was rising, and the moon was still bright. As I drove, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed to... read more
Victory! Rick Koerber Case Dismissed

Victory! Rick Koerber Case Dismissed

After reviewing all of the facts and the legal arguments from both sides, on Thursday, August 14, 2014 a federal judge finally dismissed the entire case against me, with prejudice.  As part of his ruling, Judge Waddoups concluded that he could not ignore “the sordid... read more
Heroes: Where have they gone?

Heroes: Where have they gone?

My three-year-old son prefers to dress up in full Spider Man attire – virtually every day.  When I ask him why, he says that he wants to get “big” so he can help me “fight the bad guys.”  Every time I leave the house he asks, “Dad,... read more
Jesus is a Capitalist

Jesus is a Capitalist

Jesus is a Capitalist “…and why that matters for you.” We live in a day and time where the philosophy of Marx is ritualistically repackaged and distributed as the contemporary gospel of Jesus Christ.  As a result, those of us who have been raised in... read more
Schmucks, Grand Juries, & the Trials Ahead.

Schmucks, Grand Juries, & the Trials Ahead.

As our modern culture hurls itself imperviously over the rocky cliffs of socialism in the name of rescue and bailout, normal people seem to be losing their ability to think critically and distinguish decency, fairness, civility, and honesty from rumor, rhetoric,... read more
Brain-Off Conspiracy

Brain-Off Conspiracy

By C. Rick Koerber (First Published in 2006) Today the biggest threat to freedom, liberty, and the American way of life is the unintended collective collaboration of the ignorant (most particularly the fiery, overly zealous, and unreflective ignorant). In the debate... read more
God is a Capitalist: Answering Ruble Fisher

God is a Capitalist: Answering Ruble Fisher

This past week a Facebook friend of mine, Ruble Fisher, wrote on my Facebook wall the following critique of my oft repeated observation that “God is a Capitalist.” Rick, you definitely have not forgotten to suggest that God is a Capitalist, but I must say... read more

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