The Human Action Podcast

Jim Bovard on the Terrible Politicization of America

Jim Bovard on Mises Weekends
James Bovard Jeff Deist

We take a break from economics this week to welcome our old friend Jim Bovard for an unflinching look at the disastrous politicization of everything in America. The nasty fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation is only the latest example of a trend Rothbard identified decades ago, one that intensifies in the Trump era. Can we ever make politics matter less again? Can we ever stop filtering everything that happens through a noxious lens of race, sex, class, oppression, and intersectionality? And can we ever stop seeking to vanquish people politically?