Fake Safety

Fake Safety

Vance & Bart Save The World Through Anarcho-Capitalism

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Episode 134 – What’s in a Wage?

Do workers know that the "fight for fifteen" was written by lawyers for McDonald's? How do local wages factor into a global economy? Fake News: Seattle Ordinance Intended to Help App Delivery Workers is undefinedHurting' Them

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Episode 132 – Economic Intangibles

What kinds of capital would be included in a comprehensive measurement of the economy? Do Veblen goods actually contradict the law of demand? Fake News: US forces strike Iran-backed Houthi sites in Yemen

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Episode 131 – Sailboat Wallie

What does it mean when something enters the public domain? Are ideas property? If so, how should you protect them? Fake News: The Iowa Caucus

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Episode 129 – Y2K24

Was the panic around Y2K justified? What measures would the market have taken without government intervention?

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Episode 122 – Our Kansas

Can "foreign-owned land" truly be defined or enforced? Even if so, what kind of perverse incentives would legislation create?

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Episode 120 – Net Brutality

To what degree does the online world filter into the "real" world? Why would service providers be in favor of regulating themselves?

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Episode 116 – Summer Porch Tour 2023

Why don't more libertarians love 3D printing? How important is social interaction when you live outside the mainstream? Mentioned in this episode:Bon Aqua Computer Club - https://bonaqua.club

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Episode 97 – Divorce Court

Just as Lithuania left the USSR, can secession happen in the US? Does "national divorce" imply a conscious uncoupling like Coldplay and Goop?

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Episode 93 – Union FC

Will UFC fighters ever unionize? Are unions incentivized to protect workers? Is the value of a union subjective?

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Episode 92 – USB, See?

Will EU mandates around USB-C impact the rest of the world? Can there be malice when you are enforcing an open standard?

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Episode 70 – Split-Posting

Is anyone actually offended or is it offense by proxy? Is polarization inertia keeping us divided? Can you ruin your Libertarian witness?

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Episode 68 – Immigration Invasion

Is the Free State Project anti-democratic? What freedoms would be in jeopardy because of them? Are state lines sacred? Anti-Free State Project Protest Held in Keene: https://odysee.com/@FreeKeene:2/Anti-FSP-Rally:7

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Episode 67 – Fallout & Evolution

How did we become what we are today? Why do we think that evolution suddenly stopped just before we arrived. Fox study: https://evolution-outreach.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12052-018-0090-xTibet study: https://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/news/tibetans-adapted-high-altitude-less-3000-years

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Episode 61 – Defense of the Self

Who is responsible for your safety? What are the costs for not properly defending yourself? Who should be able to own a deadly weapon? Mentioned in this episode: Active Self Protection

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Episode 49 – Unrestgate

Why are we suddenly so consumed with Ukraine? Why would we be surprised that Russia is responding negatively to being provoked?

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Episode 43 – Safe-steading

As the state grows larger and more powerful, how do we prepare for what comes next? How long should we stay in the eye of the storm?

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Episode 28 – All For One or One For All?

It's an understatement to say there are many factions within the "Liberty Movement." Even that term is an outgrowth of contempt and resentment for the word "libertarian." Should we pool our resources and focus or split up to cover more ground?

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Episode 25 – Death to Small Business

At an individual level, there is quite a lot of chatter around the re-distribution of wealth. During lockdown, though, we are seeing it play out in real time (just not in the direction we wanted).

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Episode 22 – Propagadvertising

Vance has curated a list of commercials that may not be "propaganda" in the literal sense, but are certainly unintentional complicity. Bart, forever a fan of a portmanteau, has decided to coin the term "propagadvertising" as it is much more precise (and kind) than calling people "useful idiots."

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Episode 16 – Feminism

Rape culture! Slut-shaming! Trans-inclusive Feminism! These are just a few of the issues that Vance and Bart completely skip in their adventures in mansplaining.

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Episode 11 – The Media (Part 1 of ∞)

Vance and Bart pontificate on this: Is it just a coincidence that people believe one of two publicly acceptable opinions? Does it just so happen that millions of people start talking about those beliefs the same week (or even the same day)?

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Episode 6 – Propaganda

Between "fake news" and Facebook groups, misinformation abounds. But, is that propaganda? Is that nearly as dangerous as more subtle means of influence? Mentioned in this episode: AntiWar.com Enough Already by Scott Horton

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Episode 4 – Education (Part 1)

What do we mean when we say "education"? How do we define such a nebulous idea? Vance and Bart explore the idea that the "education system" may just be a misnomer. Mentioned in this episode: Connor Boyack's Tuttle Twins

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Episode 3 – We Came, We Saw, He Died

Gun control has been a lively debate for decades; it is a tool for defense, but can also be a weapon. So, why does the debate seem to be the same for body armor, something that is only for defense?

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About

Vance, a reformed member of the (R)ight, lives in the South and is a life-long student of economics.

Bart, a bleeding-heart super nerd, lives in the San Francisco bay area but believes the (L)eft has abandoned him.

Every week, these two discuss life, liberty, and the pursuit of…life and liberty.

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