Mar 31, 2012 • 51M

Occupy Movement – What Does It Tell Us About America?

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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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Six months ago, the Occupy Movement started in New York’s Zuccotti Park. Over time, the weather seemed to have chilled and dampened the enthusiasm of its core supporters. Will the movement be able to spring into spring with new vigor and better organization or will it simply fizzle? What are the goals and beliefs of the Occupiers and what does it tell us about America today? To discover the heart and soul of the Occupy Movement, Bob invited Anthony Fisher, filmmaker and Reason TV producer to join him in this episode to discuss his extensive coverage of the movement. Let’s examine the Occupiers from a Libertarian perspective. Are they just Tea Partiers with longer hair and more student loans? How will they vote in the election this fall, if at all? Bailouts, crony capitalism, taxing the rich; we have it for you.