Listener Q&A: Where Are All the Libertarian Countries?

Aaron, Trevor, and David Boaz answer listener questions including the classic: “If libertarianism is so great, where are all the libertarian countries?”

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Aaron Powell and Trevor Burrus tackle listener questions in this episode, including a few perennial classics: If libertarianism is so great, where are all the libertarian countries? Why can’t libertarians, conservatives, and liberals all come together to “make it work” in Washington? How can access to education be guaranteed if the American education system is privatized? And what happens to people who “fall through the cracks” in a libertarian society without a government-provided social safety net?

Aaron and Trevor are also joined by David Boaz, the executive vice president of the Cato Institute.

Show Notes and Further Reading

David Boaz, Libertarianism: A Primer (book)

Salon, “The question libertarians just can’t answer” (article)

The Guardian, “YA dystopias teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority” (article)

Harvey Silverglate, Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent (book)

Jon Osborne, Miss Liberty’s Guide to Film and Video (book)

Ira Levin, This Perfect Day (book)

Terry Gilliam, Brazil (movie)

Ivan Reitman, Ghostbusters (movie)

Joss Whedon, Serenity (movie)