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E52: David Friedman on Anarcho-Capitalism, Utilitarianism, and Inequality

E52: David Friedman on Anarcho-Capitalism, Utilitarianism, and Inequality

Update: 2024-03-29
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Timestamps:

(00:00 ) Intro

(00:46 ) The Friedman Family's Intellectual Lineage

(03:18 ) Market Failures and Government Intervention

(06:11 ) Privatizating Everything

(09:33 ) The Mechanics of Anarcho-Capitalism

(12:47 ) Why David Isn't a Utilitarianism

(16:33 ) Midroll: Brave | Turpentine

(18:19 ) David's Moral Framework

(23:36 ) Is Global Coordination Possible?

(30:46 ) Privatizing Military and National Defense

(32:54 ) Addressing Poverty in an Anarcho-Capitalist World

(35:40 ) Competitive Dictatorship

(40:54 ) Historical Precedents for Private Law

(42:31 ) The Inefficiency of Governments

(44:06 ) Coordination under Decentralization vs Centralization & Surveillance Capitalism

(55:07 ) Law & Punishment under Anarcho-Capitalism

(58:28 ) The Problems with Restorative Justice

(01:07:31 ) Addressing Common Criticisms of Market Systems

(01:14:41 ) Exploring the Moral Case for Economic Growth

(01:16:26 ) Existential Risks from Global Warming, AI, Nanotech, and Biotech

(01:18:49 ) The Market's Short-Term vs. Long-Term Dilemma

(01:20:13 ) Utilitarian Thought Experiment

(01:22:03 ) Income Sharing Agreements

(01:26:20 ) Equality of Opportunity vs. Outcome

(01:30:15 ) Why Do We Care about Equality?

(01:47:40 ) Anarcho-Capitalism and Crypto

(01:51:04 ) David's Legacy

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LINKS:

David's Website: http://www.daviddfriedman.com/

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Editor: Eul Jose Lacierda

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E52: David Friedman on Anarcho-Capitalism, Utilitarianism, and Inequality

E52: David Friedman on Anarcho-Capitalism, Utilitarianism, and Inequality

Erik Torenberg