Is Bernie Sanders right? Is government redistribution, coercive social justice and the politically correct movement really offering the best answers to today’s hot-button issues? In the paragraphs below, you’ll find a few helpful resources offering an alternate view (and a healthy debate) to those statist minded people arguing for a “better world” through government force, taxes and more laws!
To kick things off, check out Tom Woods Show Ep. 508: Are Racially Disparate Outcomes Caused by Discrimination? Tom Woods notes that, “The politically correct crowd believes differences in income and job placement among racial and ethnic groups must be accounted for by ‘discrimination.’ This claim is left in shreds after today’s episode. I also discuss the so-called gender wage gap, and show it doesn’t really exist. And quite a bit more.” (Also be sure to give a listen to the thought-provoking Ep. 495: There’s No Such Thing as Social Justice)
Another helpful resource is the Live FreeFM Anarcho-Preneur podcast: Property Rights and Economics. Show Host Nathan Fraser notes that, “In the absence of the State, what sort of property rights concepts might emerge? Tom Woods joins me today to discuss that very topic. Are property rights needed for a thriving society? Could they even exist without the State being there to enforce them? We get down and dirty, talking about property as a form of theft, absentee ownership, and a whole lot more. In the second half of the show, I do a review of the classic economics book by Henry Hazlitt, Economics In One Lesson, where I explore some of the common economics fallacies that this book completely destroys. This is a very thought provoking episode.”
Lastly, you might want to take a look at the FREE ebook by Tom Woods entitled, Bernie Sanders is Wrong. Here, the Bernie Sanders program is dismantled as you read about such issues as trade inequality, health care, the minimum wage, and why we shouldn’t emulate Sweden. Find it on Tom’s Resources page!
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