AXEL KAISER | How the West Was Lost



We all know how the west was won – rugged individualism, a bold and daring approach to the new frontier, and a fierce belief in personal liberty and independence. But that does not describe the west or, more specifically, America any longer. We’ve traded individualism for collectivism, risk-taking for easy handouts, and liberty for big brother.

My guest today, Axel Kaiser, makes the case against leftist ideology, why America is the last glimmer of hope in the world, and how a basic understanding of economics could free us all. Today, we talk about public debt and entitlement, whether the leftist ideology that permeates our culture is based in ignorance, stupidity, or malice, why the meritocracy isn’t a representation of power hierarchies, and how, if we continue down this path, we may see a new age of darkness.

If we lose the US, we lose the whole world.Tweet That— Axel Kaiser

Axel Kaiser

Axel Kaiser a Chilean-German lawyer with a Master’s in Investments, Commerce and Arbitration, a Master of Arts, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg (Germany). He is the Director of the Friedrich Hayek Chair at the Adolfo Ibáñez University in Santiago de Chile and a Senior Fellow at the Atlas Center for Latin America based in Miami. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

He’s also a best-selling author of his latest book, The Street Economist, and has won several international prizes for his writings. His opinions have been published in international media such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post,, Newsweek, and The Washington Examiner, among others. A 2021 study published by the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Applied Economics placed him in third place among the influencers on economic matters with the greatest global impact in Latin America, Spain, and the United States on Twitter.

Show Highlights

  • Defining socialism
  • True capitalism vs. crony capitalism
  • The future of America and identity politics
  • What would civil war look like in the US
  • Is our way of life sustainable?
  • If we lose the US we lose the whole world
  • There is objective reality
  • What happens when you get rid of objective truth?
  • The impact of “losing the universities”

Are You Feeling Stuck?

I talk with hundreds, if not thousands, of men each and every week and I can tell you with 100% certainty that many of them are feeling trapped and stuck in horrible relationships, dead-end jobs, and a life of complacency and mediocrity.

Unfortunately, way too many of these men attempt to pull themselves out of the waking nightmare they’ve found themselves in. It doesn’t work. It’s impossible to pull yourself out of a place you currently are. What you need is someone else from a different perspective on sure footing to offer a hand so that you begin to change your current reality.

That is what we do in our brotherhood of men. We work together to help each other out. We don’t offer handouts (that doesn’t help either). We offer hand-ups. That means you’re going to have to work as hard, if not harder, than the man who is working to serve you.

If you’re ready to put in the work and just need an assist along the way, we have a proven framework and a solid network of men who will band with you along the way.

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