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1:43: IRS expansion
10:04: The insulin controversy
25:17: Weekly Listener Question:
I would like to ask you about the state of freedom in the U.S.A. and the state of the U.S.A. in comparison to other developed/industrialized nations. America seems to be significantly less free than the other countries in, for example, mass incarceration, excessive punitive punishments, criminalization of drugs, excessive power concentrated in the executive or the presidency, a militarized police, the prosecution of Assange and Snowden, and, of course, the death penalty. What are your thoughts on that? And, in general, America seems to do less well than the rest of the developed nations when it comes to higher prices of health care, higher prices of high education, higher homicide rates, etc. I understand that those problems are the consequence of flawed and excessive intervention in free markets, but how would you respond to an average (nonlibertarian) person who points out those problems and, specially, someone who blames those problems on the lack of a welfare state?
47:11: Potential takeaways from last week's elections
Mentioned in this podcast:
"Senate Passes $740 Billion 'Inflation Reduction Act' That Will Probably Make Inflation Worse," by Elizabeth Nolan Brown
"Biden's Giveaways Largely Benefit Well-Off Americans," by Peter Suderman
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Audio production by Ian Keyser
Assistant production by Hunt Beaty
Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve
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