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.31: Milton Friedman Was Wrong
5 days ago
Ok, let’s be honest: on a great many topics, Milton Friedman was right. But he wasn’t perfect. And one of the things he got really wrong was the Earned Income Tax Credit. And although that program is absolutely terrible in its own right, I bring it up to highlight something more fundamental about libertarianism. It has to do with Friedman’s brand of libertarianism, which Rothbard called utilitarianism. But on the heels of last week’s episode, I’m gonna call it minarchy instead. Listen up, I know you’ll make the connection.
Friedman’s Mistake, by Laurence Vance