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Libertarians can be exhausting… #UNFTR

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Libertarians can be exhausting. Because libertarianism has so many attractive features and strong statements about “freedom” and “liberty” they have a lot of perceived political high ground when arguing with them. The problem with libertarianism – as it is with Marxism, capitalism and so many other philosophies – is that it’s entirely theoretical. Trying to construct an actual framework around the concepts they hold dear is like arguing over how Santa Claus fits down the chimney. That said, there’s a lot to like about some of the principles of libertarianism and its acolytes are growing in numbers every day. So let’s have at it. In part one of this two-part series we’ll unpack the origins of the philosophy, its dark beginnings and define several strains of the discipline. 

Chapters

Intro: 00:00:38

Prologue: 00:02:45

Segment 1: 00:04:41

Segment 2: 00:13:37

Segment 3: 00:23:53

Segment 4: 00:30:27

Show Notes: 00:40:36

Book Love: 00:41:17

Pod Love: 00:41:34

Emails + Shoutouts: 00:45:13

Outro: 01:06:46

Resources

Libertarian Party: Platform

National Archives: Brown v. Board of Education

ThoughtCo: The Declaration of Independence

ThoughtCo: America’s Most Influential Founding Fathers

ThoughtCo: Laissez-faire Versus Government Intervention

ThoughtCo: What Is Free Trade?

ThoughtCo: Economics

ThoughtCo: Atlas Shrugged Quotes

ThoughtCo: History and Principles of the United Nations

Too Good To Go

Book Love

David Boaz: The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom

Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Jane Mayer: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

H. L. Mencken: Notes on Democracy

Thomas Paine: Rights of Man

Pod Love

Straight White American Jesus

Pitchfork Economics: How the Radical Right Weaponized Ideology (with Nancy MacLean)

UNFTR Episode Resources

The Prosperity Doctrine.

Ayn Rand Was a Dick.

Corporate (Ir)Responsibility (Part I): Financial Fuckery and Tax Evasion.

Corporate (Ir)Responsibility (Part II): Deregulation and Catastrophe.

F*ck Milton Friedman.

Procedural F*ckery.

Building the Climate Industrial Complex.

U.S. Prog

Bayard Rustin, the man behind the March on Washington on #Throughline #Podcast

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Bayard Rustin, the man behind the March on Washington, was one of the most consequential architects of the civil rights movement you may never have heard of. Rustin imagined how nonviolent civil resistance could be used to dismantle segregation in the United States. He organized around the idea for years and eventually introduced it to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But his identity as a gay man made him a target, obscured his rightful status and made him feel forced to choose, again and again, which aspect of his identity was most important.

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UNFTR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE

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Hey! I got a personal shoutout at minute 36:58-37:23 🥳🥳🥳 “Maria C.” Oh, wait, also at 41:00!!

F*CK Milton Friedman

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From Chile to the United States, 9/11 and #UNFTR Unf*cking the Republic

911 UNFTR EPISODE

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Today’s episode is a departure from our normal format. We were tempted to let the 20th anniversary of 9/11 pass given it will be oversaturated with remembrances and armchair punditry as well as the usual tragedy porn imagery. But the impact of 9/11 remains so widespread that it’s impossible to ignore. So, we wanted to add something honest, critical and ultimately hopeful to the mix. This episode contains none of our typical irreverence or profanity, nor do we traffic in speculation or conspiracy. Rather, this is a story of a consequential date in history told in three parts and beginning nearly 50 years ago.

Resources

Pew Research Center: Americans Name the 10 Most Significant Historic Events of Their Lifetimes

OECD: Chile: focus on reducing inequality to strengthen social and economic recovery from COVID-19

GovInfo: Authorization for Use of Military Force

AARC Public Library Contents: Church Committee Reports

Book Love

Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Jeremy Scahill: Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield

Pod Love

Sarah Kendzior and Andrea Chalupa’s Gaslit Nation

UNFTR Economics Episodes Playlists

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#SiSePuede

Argentina rolls out nonbinary ID cards in Latin American first…

READ THE NBC ARTICLE HERE

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HELL NO

What in the world do Nurse Practitioners (the NP Lobby) think they are trying to do?? READ this BILL

HB 2029 / SB 915 

NPs really did yank themselves under the “oppressive yolk” [sarcasm] of our (more highly trained and qualified) MDs and DOs and put themselves on EXACTLY EQUAL FOOTING with their boot on PA’s necks. Um,…HELL NO!

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