The Afro Libertarian joins us once again to discuss Watchmen. This is our third time having Ryan on the show and he keeps showing us new perspectives on movies, comics, libertarianism and society. This is a lot of fun and both Robert and Ryan can totally nerd-out. I try to keep up.
In an alternate 1985 America, costumed superheroes are part of everyday life. When one of his former comrades is murdered, masked vigilante Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) uncovers a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his retired associates, only one of which has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a far-reaching conspiracy involving their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the world’s future.
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Robert and I analyze popular movies from a Rothbardian/AnarchoCapitalist perspective.
We use movies as a starting point for people who may not be familiar with this way of thinking. Discussion of the plot and decisions that characters make in relation to morality and violations of the non-aggression principle are our bread and butter.
We also will highlight and discuss any themes or lessons from Austrian Economics that we can glean from the film.
The point is to show what anarchy actually is with instances that are presented in film.
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