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Mike ter Maat

Mike ter Maat is a candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination. In 2021-22, he campaigned as the LP candidate in the January special Congressional election in Florida’s District 20. Mike served as a police officer in Broward County from 2010 through 2021, including as a field training officer for several years, all as a registered Libertarian. Mike’s prior career in finance and economics included work with commercial banks, the White House Office of Management and Budget and international & federal agencies. He advocated for more competitive financial services industries for nine years before starting a professional education and consulting business for bank executives in 2002, which he ran until 2009. Mike has traveled in thirty-five countries, taught economics at three universities and substituted at dozens of Broward public schools. He has one wife, two kids and two stepdaughters, two dogs and one truck, a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and MS and PhD degrees in Economics from The George Washington University.

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency and the four-book series of World Made By Hand novels, set in a post economic crash American future. His most recent book is Living in the Long Emergency; Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. Jim lives on a homestead in Washington County, New. York, where he tends his garden and communes with his chickens.

4 Responses to “KunstlerCast 400 — You might Not Know That Mike ter Maat Is Running To Be the Libertarian Candidate for President in ’24”

  1. hanover boxer May 3, 2024 at 9:35 pm #

    Eh, I don’t like Libertarians. Constitutionalists, yes. Rand Paul, Thomas Massie, etc The Cato Institute types? Not so much.

    Libertarians believe in freedom for multi-national corporations. Individual Liberty? Not really.

    • RD3 May 4, 2024 at 6:12 pm #

      They hate nations.

  2. tom clark May 3, 2024 at 11:34 pm #

    I agree with the first commenter…I don’t much like Libertarians. Ter Maat was just a tad cavalier. All governments are made up of human beings like you and me. “The government is all of us…we are the government, you and I”, Teddy Roosevelt once said. Will we still be the UNITED States of America by the end of 2024? Time will tell, I guess.

  3. Bill of Rights May 17, 2024 at 11:05 am #

    400 Podcasts ! Wow! Great work Jim Kunstler.

    MAAT gave reasonable answers in the interview on many topics, but his website goes into detail on immigration, such as:

    “Immigrants take up less in public resources than they contribute. Immigrants take up less public resources than people born in the US. Immigrants commit less crime per capita than people born in the US.”

    MAAT should consider Milton Friedman’s take carefully:

    “You cannot have free immigration in a welfare state.”