Ep. 7 Support the Troops? Oppose the Wars

Jonathan, Merrick, and Manny take on the idea that the soldiers are only fighting for our “freedoms”. We take a critical look at that claim and determine that there is more to the politics of war than meets the eye.

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SHOW NOTES:

20th Century State sanctioned democide data: https://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/20TH.HTM

US War deaths data: http://www.militaryfactory.com/american_war_deaths.asp

The history of ISIS and their funding: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/putin-shares-intel-g20-exposing-isis-financed-40-countries/

Robert Higgs “Crisis and Leviathan”: http://store.mises.org/Crisis-and-Leviathan-P138.aspx

Murray Rothbard “Man, Economy, and State”: https://mises.org/library/man-economy-and-state-power-and-market

Military budget on advertising: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/01/war-and-peace-in-30-seconds-how-much-does-the-military-spend-on-ads/252222/

Patriot Act: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Act

National Defense Authorization Act: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act_for_Fiscal_Year_2012

Origination of Hamas and the PLO: http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2006/01/27/hamas-son-of-israel/

Hans Herman Hoppe “Democracy, the God that Failed”: https://mises.org/library/democracy-god-failed-1

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