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The Market for Security vs. the Clown World of Civil Rights

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09/23/2022Ryan McMakenTho BishopTate Fegley

Tate Fegley joins Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop to discuss his recent Mises Wire article, "Private Property and Customer Safety: Starbucks Learns a Hard Lesson". As businesses increasingly interject broader "social values" into their business plans, customers are increasingly forced to make difficult decisions about how to navigate their economic behavior with ideological values. What role does the ideology of the state play in the decisions behind how businesses behave? Is a battle for power an inevitable consequence of a civil rights regime? How would these things be handled if we took property rights seriously?

This and more on this episode of Radio Rothbard.

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Contact Ryan McMaken

Ryan McMaken (@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in public policy and international relations from the University of Colorado. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

Contact Tho Bishop

Tho is an assistant editor for the Mises Wire, and can assist with questions from the press. Prior to working for the Mises Institute, he served as Deputy Communications Director for the House Financial Services Committee. His articles have been featured in The Federalist, the Daily Caller, and Business Insider.

Contact Tate Fegley

Tate Fegley is Chair of Business and Economics at Montreat College and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.