Radio Rothbard

Capitalism Doesn't Cause Consumerism — Governments Do

InterventionismPolitical Theory

02/14/2019Audio/Video
It's government — not markets — that intervene to "stimulate" ever greater amounts of spending and consumption. A healthy market economy, meanwhile, relies on both saving and spending.
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The Left Isn't Convinced by Your Economics Arguments

InterventionismPolitical Theory

02/07/2019Audio/Video
Many people on the left regard economics as neither a science nor a principled field of study. For them, economics is just a pseudo-science invented as corporate propaganda, and people who push "free-market economics" do so because they are either evil or brainwashed by corporate masters.
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If Climate Change Is Killing Us, Why Is Life Expectancy Increasing?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

02/08/2019Audio/Video
If climate change effects aren't enough to put a noticeable dent in life expectancy, then why is climate change talked about as an apocalypse?
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The "Homo Economicus" Straw Man

Free MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

02/06/2019Audio/Video
To understand the marketplace, it is not necessary to believe in the existence of a selfish, profit-maximizing human.
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We Need Unilateral Free Trade with Post-Brexit Britain

12/12/2018Audio/Video
As the EU tries to exploit the UK in Brexit negotiations, the US should adopt total unilateral free trade with the UK.
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No, Voting Doesn't Mean You "Support the System"

StrategyPolitical Theory

11/06/2018Audio/Video
Voting "no" on a tax increase doesn't mean you really consented to it.
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No Matter How You Vote, Politicians Don't Represent You

StrategyPolitical Theory

11/08/2018Audio/Video
One of the most foundational assumptions behind modern democracy is that the elected officials somehow represent the interests of those who elected them.
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French Protestors Fume over Climate Taxes and a Rising Cost of Living

Taxes and Spending

12/14/2018Audio/Video
French protests over a new climate-change-inspired fuel tax highlight high costs imposed on ordinary people by climate-change policies.
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After #MeToo, Men Begin Avoiding Female Co-Workers

Labor and WagesLegal System

12/13/2018Audio/Video
When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, employers hired fewer disabled workers, because they feared lawsuits. We may now be seeing a similar trend in the face of more sexual harassment claims.
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Security Works at Disney — But Can't Work at a Public School?

Legal SystemTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

02/22/2018Audio/Video
Ryan McMaken discusses issues surrounding public school security measures in response to school shootings — and addresses some arguments made against increasing security.
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