Libertarianism 101 - Understanding Libertarians
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Libertarianism 101 - Understanding Libertarians

Learn what libertarians actually believe, have better discussions
4.4 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
386 students enrolled
Created by Alex Merced
Last updated 2/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know what Libertarianism is and isn't
  • Know who major figures in Libertarian Thought are
  • Understand the response to typical critiques of the environment
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Requirements
  • They will need to know nothing
Description

In this course Libertarian Activist, Alex Merced, discusses what is Libertarianism, who are its popular figures, and its common critiques. This course is not meant to convince someone to be a Libertarian or not but educate people to better understand where libertarians are coming from.

The Hope is that after this course:

  • You will better understand what is a libertarian and what they truly believe
  • That this will enable you to be able to have more productive conversations about important issues with libertarians since you'll be able to understand where they are coming from
  • If you are a libertarian, to help you learn more about the rich history of libertarian thought and speed up the process of learning the intricacies of libertarianism.

Alex Merced is former U.S. Senate candidate for the Libertarian Party and host of the AlexMercedCast Podcast. Alex Merced has over 2000 videos on economics, history and philosophy on youtube and works as a corporate trainer in the financial industry.

Who is the target audience?
  • People curious about what is a Libertarian
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
01:14:34
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Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 03:20

Meet instructor Alex Merced as he introduces the course and its goals

Introduction
03:20
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What is Libertarianism?
3 Lectures 52:48

In this lecture learn about what are the principles that libertarians believe in and why.

What is Libertarianism?
20:19

Alex Merced discusses many of the important figures that have influenced Libertarian thought.

Important Libertarian Figures
15:50

Common Critiques of Libertarianism and responses.

Libertarian Critiques
16:39
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Extra Videos
5 Lectures 18:26
Why Free Markets Work
01:20

Libertarian Tolerance
03:09

Common Questions Asked to Libertarians
04:56

Who Will Build the Roads?
05:21

Centralized Planning vs. Decentralized Planning
03:40
About the Instructor
Alex Merced
4.6 Average rating
29 Reviews
2,000 Students
3 Courses
Knowledge is Freedom

Alex Merced has several interests that include online media, music, economics, and more. Alex hopes to share the knowledge he's accumulated over the years with as many as he can.

- Alex Merced has been doing online media for over a decade

- Alex Merced has been working in training in the financial industry for over a decade

- Alex Merced has been a bedroom music producer and singer/songwriter for over a decade

- Alex Merced has run for office multiple times including a run for U.S. Senate against current Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer.