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The Economic Basis of Culture

Media and Culture

"Sure, maybe capitalism produces more goods more affordably," the Marxists say, "but it corrupts our souls." In this 90-minute lecture, English professor Paul Cantor discusses how culture has become the "last frontier" of Marxism.
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Beavis and Butt-Head Take Over Silicon Valley

Media and Culture

10/22/2015The Austrian
Mike Judge's Silicon Valley , takes a look at the entrepreneurs and capitalists of the high-tech world where oddball inventors learn the hard lessons of Economics 101. It turns out there's a lot more to making money than just being smart.
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Soft Tyranny in Albuquerque: The Politics of Better Call Saul!

Media and CultureThe Police State

06/23/2015The Austrian
Better Call Saul , a spinoff of mega-hit Breaking Bad , explores the many ways that government spies on us to control and ruin our lives. In response, many turn to making a living through less-than-honest means because so few options are left to them.
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The Economics of Apocalypse: A Tale of Two C.D.C.’s

HealthMedia and CultureInterventionism

10/09/2013Mises Daily Articles
One reason the television series is so much more compelling is that it champions the cause of human freedom and self-reliance.
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The Walking Dead and a Refuge from the Modern State

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureOther Schools of Thought

09/26/2013Mises Daily Articles
The Walking Dead suggests that government does not offer solutions to catastrophic problems but in fact only exacerbate them.
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Zombie Apocalypse in a ‘DC’ Comic

HealthMedia and CultureInterventionism

09/20/2013Mises Daily Articles
Zombie narratives are one of the trends toward global or cosmic catastrophes that show government as the salvation and redeemer.
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Paul Cantor on the Technocratic Elite in Popular Culture

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

08/20/2013Mises Daily Articles
The viewing public still responds to films and television shows that champion freedom.
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Cartman Shrugged: The Invisible Gnomes and the Invisible Hand in South Park

Free MarketsMedia and CultureInterventionism

01/25/2013Mises Daily Articles
The show has mercilessly satirized all forms of political correctness.
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