De-Manufacturing Consent with Guillermo Jimenez-Stateless Order: Libertarian Solutions to Real World Problems

“Political philosophy & the application of libertarianism to present-day situations” with Sheldon Richman

On today's episode of De-Manufacturing Consent, Guillermo is joined by Sheldon Richman, the Vice President of the Future of Freedom Foundation. Sheldon and Guillermo discuss political philosophy and the application of libertarianism to present-day situations. We explore issues regarding the drug war, race and racism, immigration, public education, as well as societal obstacles to liberty, such as militarism, nationalism, deference to authority, and general dependence on the state.

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  1. metrobusman says:

    The Mises Institute was created and financed by capital, including the Rockefellers. Its purpose was to create anti-communist propaganda. Its first bit of subterfuge was to adopt the term “libertarian,” which in the two centuries or so before Mises meant libertarian communist, or anarchist. This deliberate obscuring of the real, historical meaning of this term is by no means the only example of dishonesty emanating from the likes of Mises, Hayek, Friedman and the rest of capital’s highly compensated professional liars. Here’s a good example:

    The discussion with Richman was just so much nonsense, absolutely nothing of value! The debate about the state, what it is and how and why it arose, has been going on since the days of classical Greece. Nothing, absolutely nothing, of that entire corpus of thought managed to penetrate this podcast. It simply could not have been any worse. It is in fact disgraceful.

    Anybody interested in a real discussion of real libertarianism might look at Cindy Milstein’s brief but insightful “Anarchism and Its Aspirations.” I wrote something called “On the appeal of anarchism,” which offers a very brief introduction to the topic. It can be found online.

    Meanwhile, let me leave you with a quote from Mises’ Liberalism which amply demonstrates just what this capitalist form of so-called libertarianism really is:

    “It cannot be denied that Fascism and similar movements aiming at the establishment of dictatorships are full of the best intentions and that their intervention has, for the moment, saved European civilization. The merit that Fascism has thereby won for itself will live on eternally in history. But though its policy has brought salvation for the moment, it is not of the kind which could promise continued success. Fascism was an emergency makeshift. To view it as something more would be a fatal error.”

  2. The Management says:

    Typo “your” comments

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