This was another great Free-Rider Friday. From Porsche to quotes from Steve Jobs to the Monopoly Socialism game, have a listen!
Here are Ron’s topics
Porsche Passport is expanding beyond Atlanta, GA to Las Vegas, San Diego, Phoenix, and Toronto. Check out the Porsche Passport app.
“Steve Job’s Unveiling of the iPhone Holds a Timeless Economic Lesson,” Barry Brownstein, FEE, August 28, 2019.
“Free Labor: Government mandates keep unions from better serving workers,” National Review, Eli Lehrer, August 12, 2019.
“Africa Doesn’t Need More Development Aid, It Needs More Capitalism,” Dr. Rainer Zitelmann, FEE, August 24, 2019.
“Milton Friedman Was Right on Corporate Guidance, and “Woke” CEOs Ignore Him at Shareholder Peril,” Jon L. Pritchett, FEE, August 26, 2019. A companion story: “Should Corporations Consider Any “Stakeholders” Other Than Shareholders?” by Franklin J. Parker, FEE, August 23, 2019. Listen to our Episode #10: Corporate Social Responsibility: Progress or PR?
Rabbi Daniel Lapin disagrees with Dan Ariely. “Holy Money,” Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Thought Tools, August 27, 2019.
Here are Ed’s topics
Ed has a new hero: “Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigned in midst of Hong Kong protest controversy,” Danny Lee, August 16, 2019, South China Morning Post.
Former president Obama can’t be too concerned about climate change if he just bought a house in Martha’s Vineyard.
“7 Quotes That Reveal the Racist Origins of Minimum Wage Laws,” FEE, John Miltimore, August 27, 2019.
“The complete list of alternatives to all Google products,” TechSpot, Sven Taylor, June 29, 2019.
Bonus Episode Links
Did you know that each week after our live show, Ron and Ed take to the microphone for a bonus show? Typically, this bonus show is an extension of the live show topic (sometimes even with the same guest) and a few other pieces of news, current events, or things that have caught our attention.
Here are some links from our bonus show this week. The show, all bonus links, and additional bonus material are available to our Patreon subscribers. Click the “FANATIC” image to learn more about pricing and member benefits.
Ron’s BONUS Topics
“Why You Never Hear Anyone Say “That Wasn’t Real Capitalism,” Kristian Niemietz, FEE, July 31, 2019.
“Misreading Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” James L. Payne, FEE, August 12, 2019.
“What Amazon, Nike, Uber, and Disney Do With Their Money,” Tyler Brandt, FEE, August 28, 2019.
Ed’s BONUS Topics
Nick Tomboulides’ Senate testimony from June 21, 2019. Watch on Youtube and listen to podcast with Nick from Reason magazine.
“The media is lying to you about Trump’s China tariffs,” May 15, 2019, Brett Arends, MarketWatch.