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SALT LAKE CITY - After seven weeks of trial, seven days of testimony from the defendant Rick Koerber, and more than 37 hours of jury deliberations (which began Friday, Oct. 6, 2017) there is still no verdict in the case of USA v. Koerber. The jury is scheduled to...read more
Las Vegas - Just before the court deadline at 11:03 PM MST on September 28, 2017 Ammon Bundy defense attorney Morgan Philpot filed a formal request for jury instructions in the upcoming criminal trial scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 10 of Bundy. The filing...read more
One of at least three documentaries on the subject, "American Standoff" is set to broadcast on May 4, 2017, on the Audience Network. It is scheduled to air Thursday, May 4th at 8:00 pm on Audience channel! ***NOTICE: Audience Network is ONLY available on DirecTV,...read more
(Mormon Sense) The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is being criticized by several prominent voices in response to the announcement that it will sing at the US Presidential inauguration on January 20, 2017. Yesterday, attorney Raul A. Reyes, who is a member of the USA Today...read more
LIBERTY REEF (FCP) May 13, 2016 (Updated 5/25/2016) – I have never before done this, and I'm unclear just how much influence I can muster on this, but I’m asking that my friends and the supporters of the Free Capitalist Project will take a few minutes and read this...read more
LIBERTY REEF (FCP) May 8, 2016 – So-called political liberals aren’t usually the sharpest tool in the shed, and despite their mantra of “tolerance” are often some of the most intellectually and emotionally intolerant public voices in modern social life. In this...read more
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 weapon...read more
BIG RAPIDS (FCP) -Back in November 2015, Keith Wood stood on a public sidewalk in front of a county courthouse in Michigan. Wood, a former pastor and businessman had been sharing information in a pamphlet he obtained from a federally recognized (501(c)(3)) non-profit...read more
BOISE (FCP) March 25, 2016 - Idaho has joined a growing number of states rejecting gun regulation as a panacea for social violence ills. On Friday, March 25, 2016 Idaho Governor CL "Butch" Otter sent a clear message to the anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment political...read more
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 socialists" should be...read more
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (FCP) - "You should thank God that there are cowboys up in Oregon who showing the principled path to civil disobedience." A lot of attention is being given to Ammon Bundy and his associates up in Oregon. In this special Periscope.tv video broadcast...
PROVO, UT (FCP) – Host: Les McGuire Co-Host: Gabriel Joseph (Rick is on the first 15 minutes) This show asks an important question. "What does it take to dramatically change an individual's life?" Excellent broadcast. Timeless. In this episode of Free Capitalist...
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 education for homeschooling, private...
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 tolerance and diversity,...
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 rights of...
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 principles. Rick discusses...
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...
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 transmission...
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 people -...
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 Debate and whether or not Pres. Bush lied to...
Host: Rick Koerber with Guest Les McGuire "Prosperity is up to me." In this episode Les McGuire joined Free Capitalist Radio for the first time. Rick and Les discussed the basic of "what capitalism is" and how that reality can help individual men and women prosper....
Host: Rick Koerber Episode 2: Rick discusses Judge Alito's confirmation hearings, Sen. Leahy's "socialist" ideas and the basic principles of capitalism. Caller Kevin and Rick discuss: What is capitalism? Is the first principle of capitalism virtue? Where does...
Host: Rick Koerber On October 31, 2005 Rick launched Free Capitalist Radio from AM 630 KKTK in Salt Lake City Utah. This is the only known recording of the show (and even this recording is a partial or incomplete record of the episode) where Rick introduces the...
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CUBA (CNN) - Today, the President of the United States gave a speech from Cuba. Here he lectured those in attendance about the outdated ideas still attached to the cold war, and admonished: "I can't force you to agree..[that] every person should be equal under the...read more
Those on the political left preach almost incessantly about cultural diversity and the plight of so-called minority groups. At the same time America's history with slavery is an ever present theme used as a bludgeoning weapon against those who dare question the agenda...read more
LIBERTY REEF (FCP) - If you listen to talk radio these days the name George Soros gets thrown around so frequently that you might imagine everyone knows why. But, do you know George Soros? Do you know his story? While often two dimensional in his portrayal by...read more
BURNS, OREGON – February 10, 2016 (Last Updated 2/11/2016 at 6:12 PM) — BREAKING NEWS: Cliven Bundy was booked into the downtown Multnomah County jail at 10:54 p.m. According to the government, he now faces federal charges related to his armed standoff with the U.S....read more
BREAKING : Oregon Refuge Occupation is Over. All 4 Protesters Surrender. [MINUTE BY MINUTE LIVE UPDATING]
UPDATE 10:59 am (Pacific): KrisAnn and others on the line in tears, relief at the resolution. Gavin "It's a shame our country has come to this point...David's concerns and fears reflect what all of America feels." KrisAnn "This is a fight we have to keep going. I...read more
LIBERTY REEF, UT (FCP) – Amidst all the recent controversy regarding the protest in Oregon, FreeCapitalist.com readers may have missed an exceptional American leader speak out in support of the Hammonds and the Oregon occupation earlier last month. "There is no...read more
BURNS, OREGON - January 30, 2016 (Last Updated 1/31/2016 at 3:37 AM)(FCP) -- BREAKING NEWS: Shawna Cox is one of five occupants who traveled in with LaVoy Finicum in his white pickup truck on January 26, 2016. Tonight at 10pm Mountain, Rick Koerber and Free...read more
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 false (due...read more
January 20, 2016 (Live Show!) This is going to be a passionate episode of Free Capitalist Radio. It will be worth the effort to make this SHOW at 10 pm Mountain Time - tonight! Today is W. Cleon Skousen's birthday, and tonight on Periscope.tv/@freecapitalist I'm going...read more
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.read more
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
By Mortimer J. Adler (Selection from "How to Read a Book" 1940) et 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...read more
The beginning of the Free Capitalist Project is our core philosophy. The essay below contains a summary of the Free Capitalist philosophy. For a shorter, more focused review, see: What is the Free Capitalist Project? What Do Free Capitalists...read more
y 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,...read more
By Frederick Engles 1847 Published for Study in 2009 by The FreeCapitalist Project Washington, D.C. Preface This text, Principles of Communism, was among the earliest drafts of Engels' attempt to outline his philosophy. It was written when by Engels when he was only...read more
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
I enjoy conversations about historical figures, particularly those whose lives were dedicated to the cause of liberty. So many people today claim to be interested in the cause, but few actually live for it. Its probably for...read more
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 where Rick...read more
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 when you'll have the...read more
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 the point of...read more
A few nights ago I had an epiphany. It all happened in a few short seconds, but the volume of information that came to my mind was amazing. In the recording below you can hear my unscripted description of the experience, and the three essential things that are...read more
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 a predominantly...read more
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
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 that this is...read more
The picture of the shoes above is evidence of an experience I had a few weeks ago. It was one of those experiences that brings you to the limit of your own sanity. Actually, I am surprised at how short the path can be from here (the normal, sane and rational world)...read more
remember hearing about Atlas Shrugged back in college, but for some reason I never decided to read it. Blank out (that’s for you objectivists). After going completely broke in 2001 I remember seeing my wife reading it and...read more
This weekend, the two oldest kids and I averted tragedy on our four-wheeler, and I learned something about repentance and Godly sorrow. Not bad for a weekend, I suppose. So, it was Saturday afternoon and the entire family was bored. In a stroke of genius I decided...read more