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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

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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The best podcast in a very long time. #UNFTR

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