Feb 15, 2014 • 1HR 22M

America, The Most Sexually Hypocritical Nation on Earth

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Bob Zadek
Bob talks about the issues that affect our lives on a daily basis from a purely libertarian standpoint. He believes in small government, fewer taxes, and greater personal freedom.<br /><br />America has lost its way, but it cannot and does not need to be reinvented. Our founders were correct about their approach to government, as were John Locke, Adam Smith and the other great political philosophers who influenced them. The country’s first principles are economic and social freedom, republicanism, the rule of law, and liberty. Bob believes we must take the best of our founding principles and work from them because a country without principles is just a landmass.
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Maggie McNeill, retired madam, sex worker, and a lead blogger at Cato Unbound http://goo.gl/AsQV1T, joins Bob to discuss the legalization of “the oldest profession.” Why is America the only non-communist country to criminalize sex work? After all, many women expect their dates to pay for their meals and entertainment. Is that a crime? If not, how is that not prostitution? The lines between legal and illegal activity are impossibly blurred, leading to the inescapable conclusion that exchanging sex for money is only illegal if a poor woman does it. Class discrimination at its worst. These
laws infantilize and demean women, yet they remain on the books. Maggie helps us sort this out. One small step towards the end of hypocrisy about sex in America.