Another excellent Walter Block podcast, this time a prescient warning from 1999:
=> The Golden Antidote
This starts with the following Woody Allenesque monologue:
To be a liberal you have to believe the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of government funding,
You have to believe that gender roles are artificial but that being gay is natural,
You have to believe that businesses create oppression and that governments create prosperity,
To be a liberal you have to believe that there was no art before federal funding,
To be a liberal you have to believe that taxes are too low but that ATM fees are too high,
To be a liberal you have to believe that second-hand smoke is more dangerous than HIV,
And you have to believe that the reason why socialism hasn't worked anywhere that it's been tried is because the right people haven't been in charge,
You also have to believe that gold is a barbarous relic that must be expunged from the monetary system
You know, I'm really beginning to warm to Professor Block.
He tops off the monologue above with a later line about the double coincidence of wants problem, involving a chicken owning pickle wanter in search of a pickle owning chicken wanter.
Try saying that after a Martini! ;-)
Yes, it's ten years old, this podcast, but still worth a listen for its wide-ranging discussion points.