What it's about
In the spirit of the great “Mister First Nighter”, Murray Rothbard’s movie critic review pen name, Robert and I analyze popular movies from a Anarcho-Capitalist perspective.
We use movies as a starting point for people who may not be familiar with this way of thinking. Discussion of the plot and decisions that characters make in relation to morality and violations of the non-aggression principle are our bread and butter.
We also will highlight and discuss any themes or lessons from Austrian Economics that we can glean from the film.
The point is to show what anarchy actually is with instances that are presented in film.
- Episode 229: Episode 229 - A Perfect World (1:18:15)April 18, 2021 at 11:11 pm
In a perfect world, we would have recorded this a few days ago. Pipes wouldn't burst. Food poisoning wouldn't be a thing. But we don't live in a perfect world...and in fact, our world is often less perfect than it could be by those striving to make it more perfect. Yes, those with the pretense of knowledge are the very same who ignore spontaneous order and meddle with the natural and organic […]
- Episode 228: Episode 228 - Ridley Scott's Robin Hood (1:37:00)April 11, 2021 at 12:01 pm
Boy was I wrong about the premise of this movie. This is an ambitious attempt at an origin story of sorts that leaves the main villains of the lore as mere side-pieces. We’ll be discussing this one with a former police officer. After the death of Richard the Lion-Hearted, a skilled archer named Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) travels to Nottingham, where villagers suffer under a despotic […]
- Episode 227: Episode 227 - Ben-Hur (1:28:10)April 4, 2021 at 10:00 am
It's our annual Easter Special with the Anarcho-Christian. Last year we did The Robe, and the year before that was The Passion of the Christ. This year we are doing an old-time classic epic as we review the Chuck Heston flick, Ben-Hur. In this 2nd of 3 adaptations of this tale of Christ, we find the Romans oppressing a people and a hero emerges among them who at first is seeking revenge for […]
- Episode 226: Episode 226 - Snyder Cut - Justice League (1:57:49)March 28, 2021 at 10:00 am
The long-awaited and long, Zack Snyder cut of Justice League is our episode tonight with our friend Shaheen who was on for the original Justice League episode and a slew of other comic-book lore movies. Joss Whedon, who seemingly accidentally made Firefly into an amazing libertarian series, massacred his boy, but I'm not so sure Snyder made anything great. We’ll get into it. For Darkseid. […]
- Episode 225: Episode 225 - Chef (1:40:32)March 21, 2021 at 2:06 pm
Jared Wall of Breaking Liberty returns to talk about a film right up Robert's alley in Jon Favreau's "Chef". This is a cute Jon Favreau (the savior of Star Wars) directed and starring film about a person following their passions after paying their dues and finding their true calling of fatherhood in the process. A fun discussion will be had on this episode. Speaking of fun discussion, join us […]