News & Politics
Backbone Radio with Matt Dunn - March 10, 2019 - HR 2
The Rise of Socialism in America. Does the Democratic Party now belong to Socialist Bernie Sanders? We review Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper's awkward appearance on Face The Nation, in which he fails to answer the question. Presidential candidate Hickenlooper dysfluently says labels are "kinda silly" when it comes to contrasting capitalism with socialism. Will his trademark hemming and hawing aw-shucks routine succeed on the national stage? Callers offer strong opinions to the negative. Meanwhile, we offer our best antidotes to Socialism in America, which include building a thriving Middle Class via America First policies on trade and immigration. In brief, the already successful Trump MAGA Economy. We sample economist Thomas Sowell on socialism, Charles Murray on formerly prudent elites, and recommend Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom as essential reading on the subject. The critical importance of understanding Central Planning v. Individual Freedom in world history, as presently exhibited by the ongoing Venezuelan catastrophe. The fight against collectivization is one we can win, but which is made more challenging in the presence of a Ruling Class that has turned its back on its own people. With Listener Calls & Music via Gillian Welch, Giorgia and the Old Crow Medicine Show.
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