Battle for Liberty
About This Show
Throughout the course of history few societies have achieved lasting freedom for their people. The Battle for Liberty represents that internal struggle against central control, turned outward in an analysis of the events of the day. In this show, Mike Tilden explores the broad themes of freedom and liberty in the context of current events, politics, social issues, and downright silly situations.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 42: Trump’s Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control
2 days ago
President Donald Trump recently announced a plan to “privatize” the air traffic control system in the US. Upon hearing such news, a budding libertarian might be inclined to pop the corks off the champagne bottles and start partying like the revolution is about to begin. Not so fast, says Captain Dave, our resident airline industry expert. Join us today for a great discussion about what the State usually means when it aims to privatize one of its precious monopolies.
About the Guest
Captain Dave is a commercial airline pilot with over seven years’ experience flying narrow and wide-body jets all over the world. He’s also a Rothbardian-style voluntaryist with a knack for applying libertarian principles to complex political topics.
President Donald J. Trump’s Principles for Reforming the U.S. Air Traffic Control System
Why Donald Trump’s Air Traffic Controller “Privatization” is a Scam
Guest’s Previous Appearances
Ep. 34: United Airlines Flight 3411 — The Whole Story
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