S02E05: Corporate Power and Natural Rights


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Corporate Power and Natural Rights On this episode of the Freecast we discuss the power of Fortune 500 companies, guns in gloveboxes, TSA pre-check in stadiums, and Hollywood’s power to ostracize. Featuring Hosts: Matt Carano, Mike Vine and Nick Boyle Engineered by: Matt Carano? ?News Corporations aren't as powerful as you think (Mike) "Socialism above all meant a horror of the new age: the age of machines and high finance. It was more than conservative. It was reactionary and nostalgic, and in the long march from status to contract it demanded a return to the familiar and time honored world of status." - George Watson, The Lost Literature of Socialism https://reason.com/archives/2017/10/31/corporations-are-not-as-powerful-as-you This one is crazy (Matt) http://whdh.com/news/police-new-hampshire-mother-had-loaded-gun-in-car-with-4-kids/ Same story from liberty perspective Same story from a liberty perspective: http://nhpoliticalbuzz.org/was-manchester-mom-wrongfully-arrested-for-daring-to-protect-her-family/ TSA precheck now fast tracks entrance to NFL stadiums https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/31/tsa-precheck-now-fast-tracks-your-entrance-to-nfl-stadiums/ Bill of Rights sought for Foster parents (Mike) http://www.unionleader.com/state-government/Bill-of-rights-sought-for-foster-parents-07102017 Ferrier school forced to have students have high school diploma or GED (Matt) http://ij.org/press-release/lawsuit-challenges-california-law-criminalizing-teaching-trade-skills/ The unintended consequences of Portsmouth’s parking problems (Nick) http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20171025/parking-law-upsets-business-owner-with-handicap-placard Hollywood shows power of ostracism – but is it practicing collective punishment? (Matt) https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/31/netflix-suspends-house-of-cards-production-amid-spacey-allegat/ Events Venture Capitalists: BigFish Learning Community https://www.bigfishnh.org (Mike) The Big Question Are Rights Really Inalienable? Do Natural Rights Even Exist? Praxeum 2.0 (Maybe give this a week off) Fundraiser drive https://humanaction.foundation/praxeum2/ Social media Last week we asked: “Why does liberty matter to you?” @BitcoinNotBombs It is the way to leave the world better than we found it, a reason for being at all. #liberty Question for listeners: Would you agree never to collect social security (despite paying in), if it would exempt your children from contributing? (Stole from Link, with permission) Send us an Answer on Twitter @freecastpodcast and we’ll read the best ones next week!

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