We get a fresh recap of the Free State Project’s recent Liberty Forum in Nashua, New Hampshire. John McCain and Richard Shelby say that the government should end the bailouts and let poorly-managed banks go bankrupt, and brewers pin their hopes on robust St. Patrick’s Day sales.
Our hosts take a whiff of the bank nationalizations floating through the air, and say they stink. Senator Chris Dodd’s dodgy dealings in real estate come under scrutiny. While favoring immigration in general, our hosts question the wisdom of “eco-migration.”
After a brief celebration of twenty-five years of Yuri Andropov being dead, we focus on the 900 billion lb. gorilla in the room, the economic stimulus bill making its way through Congress. Alternate references to it as porkulus, the Stimulus to Nowhere and the Mother of All Debts are also acceptable.
This week, the biggest story Scandal Watch has seen yet – Bernard Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Also, satellite-enforced speed limits in the UK, printing your own money to survive the Greatest Depression, the Australian porn ban, ICANN’s new domains, and Olympic News.
Season’s greetings and happy holidays, LibertyWeek listeners – it’s the Christmas Episode! Your festive hosts Richard Morrison and Cord Blomquist deliver up the best stories of the day with an Xmas twist.
Cord Blomquist and guest-host William Yeatman tackle the subsidy for Yankee stadium, falling DSL prices, Sarah Palin’s hacked email, the no-drilling energy bill, and continue to track the saga of London 2012.
This week, your hosts Richard Morrison and Cord Blomquist discuss the meltdown on Wall Street, Nancy Pelosi’s opposition to offshore drilling, the War on Bottled Water™ and a breakthrough for Paralympic athletes.
SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL GUEST: Radu Burnete (our Romanian intern) …