Episode 25 – Don Boudreaux
On episode 25 of The Peace Radicals Marc J. Victor converses with special guest, Don Boudreaux. Don is an American economist, author, professor, and co-director of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Marc begins the episode by explaining the movement and the Live and Let Live Principle. He describes the goals of the movement; which include calibrating the laws to the 3L Principle to gain freedom and inspiring people to voluntarily adopt the aspirational values of the movement which would help us gain peace. Marc and Don discuss capitalism vs. crony capitalism and explain how free trade promotes peace. Then, they talk about socialism; they converse about how voluntary socialism wouldn’t violate the 3LP. Don explains that if an idea is good, people will be compelled to voluntarily join. They ponder on how socialism has become so popular recently considering world history; and conclude that the k-12 system is a large part of the problem. They finish the conversation by elaborating on how the pandemic has caused so many people to think differently. Marc optimistically explains that we have to succeed in this peace movement if we want our species to succeed.