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Unf*cking The Republic

94 EpisodesProduced by UNFTR Media

Unf*cking The Republic (UNFTR) is a series of audio essays on the grand American experiment lovingly curated and presented by a quasi-anonymous political writer.  Each essay reflects on a singular topic that is generally misunderstood or purposely obfuscated by the so-called “powers that be.” As we … read more

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Libertarians Are Exhausting: Inside the 50-year American coup d'état. [Part 2]

In part two of “Libertarians are Exhausting” we’re still talking about freedom and liberty. Economic freedom, personal liberty and the next important concept we need to unpack: The Rule of Law. Plus we'll take a look at the masters of the libertarian universe (aka the brains, money, economists and lawyers) behind the nouveau American style fiscal-anarcho-capitalist-minarchist-neoliberal-objectivist cauldron of bullshit we know as modern day libertarianism. 

Chapters

Intro: 00:00:07

Prologue: 00:03:02

Part One Recap: 00:04:44

Segment 1: 00:05:58

Segment 2: 00:12:05

Segment 3: 00:15:43

Segment 4: 00:22:01

Segment 5: 00:25:47

Segment 6: 00:29:40

Segment 7: 00:36:20

Show Notes: 00:45:45

Book Love: 00:47:04

Pod Love: 00:47:20

Emails + Shout Outs: 00:48:24

Outro: 01:06:57

Resources

The New Republic: How David Koch’s 1980 Fantasy Became America’s Current Reality

Forbes: This Secretive Billionaire Is One Of America’s Biggest Conservative Donors

SourceWatch: American Legislative Exchange Council

Brookings: ALEC’s Influence over Lawmaking in State Legislatures

Libertarian Party: Platform

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

Bernard E. Harcourt: The Illusion of Free Markets: Punishment and the Myth of Natural Order

Kurt Andersen: Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History

Pod Love

Straight White American Jesus

News Beat: MLK's Last Month: Memphis

Pitchfork Economics

Economic Update with Rick Wolff

Best of the Left

The David Pakman Show

UNFTR Episode Resources

The American Propaganda Machine.

Ayn Rand Was a Dick.

Dear Rebekkkah Mercer.

F*ck Milton Friedman.

Manufacturing Dissent.

A (Mostly) Vegan World.

Libertarians are Exhausting (Part One).

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Unf*cking the Republic is produced by 99 and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Bear’s Son and distributed by bluebirds.

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