The Chronically Human Podcast Ep. 13 Judge Jim Gray


Judge Jim Gray is our guest today. He was a prosecutor, then a Judge in Orange County California for years, and is best known for running on the Libertarian Presidential ticket as VP in 2012.

You can listen to the episode here:

He talks about how to end the War on Drugs, the libertarian case for Universal Basic Income, and how competition can help fix healthcare and education.

You can find out more about the libertarian and sensible approach for ending the War on Drugs in his book:

Why The Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It

His solution is to legalize drugs at the Federal Level and then let the States to decide taxation, distribution and sales, which is the system that was put in place for alcohol after Prohibition ended.

Drug War Book excerpts

He also mentions Universal Basic Income as a way to help those in need as well as streamline government and save taxpayer dollars.

Judge Jim Gray’s Blog

He bases his version of Universal Basic Income on Milton Friedman’s work which you can check out here:

Milton Friedman Explains the Universal Basic Income

Judge Gray also mentions that you can contact him directly at

to receive his weekly two paragraph comparisons between free market solutions and government interventions to solve the complex problems society faces.

You can find out more about Judge Jim Gray and about practical Libertarian based solutions to the problems facing society by visiting:

Judge Jim Gray’s Website

You can learn more about the PeaceCorp here:

I learned a lot and I hope you did as well. I think we can all agree it’s time to end the War on Drugs. If you support ending this wasteful, brutal and deadly war leave a comment, like this post or share it with your friends and family.

Thanks for listening.

Let us know what you think.

Brad Miller

The Chronically Human Podcast

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