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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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Stop Blaming Mexican Violence on American Guns

Legal SystemWorld History

02/26/2018Audio/Video
Ryan McMaken discusses the rising homicide rate in Mexico, and addresses the argument that most illegal guns in Mexico are from the United States.
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Lack of Police Accountability Shows the "Social Contract" Isn't Working

Legal SystemTaxes and Spending

02/28/2018Audio/Video
Ryan McMaken discusses how government agents and agencies are often not held accountable for their actions.
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The Myth of America's "Stingy" Welfare State

Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and Spending

03/09/2018Audio/Video
With welfare, the US outspends Canada and Australia, and is on a par with Switzerland. On government healthcare, the US outspends nearly everyone.
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Manufacturing Jobs Are Overrated

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

03/15/2018Audio/Video
It is a myth that "we don't make things in America anymore." Thanks to automation, we simply need fewer people to make more stuff.
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"Real Socialism" Has Indeed Been Tried — And It's Been a Disaster

Socialism

05/21/2018Audio/Video
Capitalism doesn't have to be implemented in a "pure" form for its benefits to be realized. Meanwhile, socialists must make excuses for repeated failures.
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Yes, Inequality Is a Problem — When Caused by the Government

Socialism

10/18/2018Audio/Video
Some inequality arises naturally from freedom of choice. Some comes from government meddling. One is good and the other is bad.
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