Libertarian Counterpoint

A Libertarian issues discussion panel, with fresh content weekly.

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Good

Health and Human Services, Tom Price, orthopedic surgeon, opponent of ObamaCare.

Labor, Andrew Puzder, CEO of Carl's Jr., opponent of minimum wage etc.

Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, deep spending cutter.

Bad

Defense General James Mattis, tougher than Trump on Russia, more supportive of NATO, supports Iran nuclear agreement.

Homeland Security, Marine General John Kelly

CIA, Mike Pompeo, at least he wouldn't endorse torture.

Ugly

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Show One, Trump the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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EPA - Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma Attorney General who has sued EPA and advocates dismantling large parts of it.

Education - Betsy DeVos, Amway billionaire and school choice activist.

Bad

Trade and Industry Policy Advisor, Peter Navarro, author of Death by China, trade war disaster maker.

Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, immigration and drug war hawk.

Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, Goldman Sachs crony.

Ugly

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What is the alt-right? Do libertarians fall under this tag?

Is the planet melting? If so, what would be a libertarian approach to the problem.

Can human ingenuity and technology overcome the finite limits of Earth's biosphere? How would libertarians distribute the limited resources so as to maximize utility?

Did Nicolas Tesla invent "global warming" when he theorized about (or maybe invented) an ionospheric heater?

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Overcoming Duverger's Law (plurality elections lead to propensity for a two-party system). What is a realistic path to a more effective libertarian voice in politics?

How the proliferation of regulations makes everyone a felon.

How the regulatory state works to the benefit of big business.

How regulation cripples entrepreneurial enterprise.

How regulation creates a parasitical consulting industry.

Should government own real estate?

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Central banks, including the Federal Reserve and its counterparts in other countries at the national level and the International Monetary Fund at the global level and how their creation of phony money enables the phony war against poverty and the creation of dependent zombie voters.

Central bank phony money enabling the warfare state and defense industry parasites.

Central bank phony money enabling the war on terror and total 1984 style invasion of privacy.

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FIRST EVERGREEN SHOW #1324 12/8/2016

The phony war on drugs.

Integrate Cal Community Partners Benefit Corporation, Cal Integrate or ICCP. What is it?

What are the best sustainable pathways for drug policy reform and why is that focus important?

What is the most realistic ways of dealing with taxation and regulation of legalized marijuana and ultimately other drugs as they become decriminalized or legalized?

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Second Evergreen Show 12/1/2016 #1323

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Libertarians on Second Amendment

Libertarians on the NSA spying and what should be done about Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and other whistle blowers.

Libertarians on police abuse. Libertarians on education. Libertarians on the environment.

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First Evergreen Show 11/24/2016 Thanksgiving Day #1322

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Phony wars in the Middle East. U.S. arms all sides. No intention to actually win.

Phony war on terrorism. Excuse to implement the surveillance state.

Phony war on poverty. Excuse to create a permanent class of Democratic voters.

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The significance of the Trump win of the Presidency and the GOP retaining control of the Senate, the House and U.S. Supreme Court nominees.

A Gary Johnson/William Weld post campaign critique. How did the LP do elsewhere? Trump potential appointments: