The Desert Lynx

The Desert Lynx

Documenting the amazing, historic march of liberty from the frontlines around the world, from the Free State of New Hampshire and beyond. Opinion, interviews, documentary projects, and other content on freedom, philosophy, and current events. If you enjoy the content, please support the channel with tips, either here or via any of the cryptocurrency addresses in my CoinTree link (

What's Actually Going On With the Libertarian Party's "Civil War"?

20 Jun 2021 1 minute read 2 comments TheDesertLynx

The Libertarian Party in the US has been going through some upheaval lately, with newer energized members from the Mises Caucus etc. growing in importance with an uncomprimising messaging strategy, while other elements of the party are freaking out...

Did Joe Rogan Accidentally Invent a Libertarian World Without Government?

15 Jun 2021 1 minute read 4 comments TheDesertLynx

World-famous podcast host and sometimes-libertarian sometimes-socialst self-professed meathead Joe Rogan may claim to be a dummy and not know anything on complex topics such as sociopolitics and geopolitics. But during a recent episode of his pod...

How to Fight Back Against Political Tribalism and Groupthink

17 May 2021 1 minute read 4 comments TheDesertLynx

In today's political climate people are more divided than ever. Former friends and neighbors are attacking each other over increasiningly trivial differences, and the advent of the political mask has made it even easier to hate your fellow man. Is t...

Do We Need Universal Basic Income, Or Is There a Better Way?

2 May 2021 1 minute read 14 comments TheDesertLynx

A popular idea lately, particularly with the advent of US presidential candidate Andrew Yang, is Universal Basic Income, or UBI. The main idea is taht everyone, regardless of need or desire to work, should be provided a basic income that can cover t...

Are You an Incremental Collapsitarian?

16 Mar 2021 1 minute read 2 comments TheDesertLynx

So you start off full of optimism that you can change the world and solve society's problems with some simple activism campaigns, and a lot of voting. Then you have to scale back your expectations, until finally, you realize the system is useless an...

Why You, and Policy Leaders, Should Learn About Economic Incentives

8 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments TheDesertLynx

What's an important lesson to our personal lives that public policy leaders can also learn? The power of incentives. Whether you're deciding about what to do in your own life, or you're making choices for a whole nation, ignore the power of incentiv...

The Real Biggest Threat to Liberty Isn't Always Government

25 Jan 2021 1 minute read 3 comments TheDesertLynx

One of the key tenets of libertarianism is that government, an organization solely wielding the legitimized use of force in a modern society, is the lone threat to the liberty of its citizens. It is historically true that some of the most egregious i...

Why You Should Focus on Culture and Tech Instead of Politics

12 Jan 2021 1 minute read 12 comments TheDesertLynx

People are obsessed with politics, something that politicians and media are more than happy to encourage. But how useful is this obsession? Is placing all our hopes and fears into the political sphere a healthy thing, or, more importantly, is it use...

How Libertarians Can Fix Their Biggest Messaging Problem

21 Dec 2020 1 minute read 8 comments TheDesertLynx

Libertarians have been on the right side of history repeatedly, as market incentives and voluntary interactions have been shown time an time again to be more efficient than coercion and socialism. However, these same libertarians have failed miserabl...

Which Activities and Businesses Are Actually Essential?

14 Dec 2020 1 minute read 7 comments TheDesertLynx

In this age of challenges, the term "essential" has arisen as a new concept to separate certain activities from each other, as well as businesses. Before there was one broad category of activities that anyone was free to engage in, but now there are...