Joel Salatin's Archive

Joel Salatin
Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin calls himself a “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.” Those who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bioterrorist, Typhoid Mary, a charlatan and a starvation advocate.

With a room full of debate trophies from his high school and college days, 12 published books and a thriving multigenerational family farm, he draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world. He’s as comfortable moving cows in a pasture as he is addressing CEOs in a Wall Street business conference.

In addition to penning an exclusive column for Manward Digest, Salatin is the editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer,  the granddaddy of catalysts for the grass farming movement. He also writes numerous guest articles for Acres U.S.A. and other publications.

A frequent guest on radio programs and podcasts targeting preppers, homesteaders and foodies, Salatin’s practical, can-do solutions and passionate soliloquies for sustainability offer everyone food for thought and plans for action.

The Economics of Tip Extortion

Many businesses now ask for tips. Folks have tip fatigue and feel put upon. But there’s a simple free market solution.

A Surprising Dollar Alternative

Inflation concerns… debt concerns… privacy concerns… All of these things and more have folks seeking alternatives to the U.S. dollar. Here’s an unorthodox solution.

The Enormous Cost of Putting Belief Over Action

A trip to Washington made it clear to Joel that belief trumps action. That’s why nothing ever changes…

What Really Creates Monopolies in the United States

Washington is working overtime these days to file antitrust litigation. But as history proves, it’s actually government regulations – and well-connected bad actors – that create monopolies.

How to Achieve True Liberty

If you really want freedom and liberty… you need to get rid of these distractions.

The One Thing That Keeps Our Economy Going

Forget about inflation, bankruptcies and the debt ceiling. If we don’t get this one thing right… our economy and our society will fail.

Tyranny Made to Order

Smart investors know you can’t fight the markets. Nor can you fight Mother Nature. When the government tries… we’re all worse off.

Government-Approved Solutions Are Never the Final Word

Conventional wisdom isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…

Mailbag: The First Rule of Business

After reading Joel’s essay about solutions for thorny issues, subscriber D.F. asked for his take on one of the biggest debates in business… shareholder vs. stakeholder.

Can You Name the One Thing That Matters?

We all have experience and expertise that inform how we think about what’s important in life… but can any of us name the one thing that truly makes a difference for everyone?