Nick Gillespie || Libertarianism, Soft Parenting, and Cancel Culture

September 23, 2021

Today it’s great to have Nick Gillespie on the podcast. Nick is a libertarian journalist who is currently an editor at large at Reason. A two-time finalist for digital National Magazine Awards, Gillespie’s work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Slate, Salon, Time.com, Marketplace, and basically any other publication that you’re ever going to read. The Daily Beast named Nick one of “The Right’s Top 25 Journalists”, calling him “clear headed, brainy…among the foremost libertarians in America.”


  • Reason: “free minds and free markets”
  • What does being a libertarian mean?
  • A critique of American’s intervention in Afghanistan
  • Nick’s childhood and upbringing
  • The values of libertarianism
  • Parallels between Maslow and libertarianism
  • Nick’s pseudonym Mr. Myxzptlk
  • Child-proofing the world
  • How parenting styles and expectations shape children
  • The millennial experience of pressure and self-actualization
  • The paradox of marginalization and acceptance in current society
  • The purpose of cancel culture
  • Canceling people in positions of power


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