Three Third Party candidates interviewed by Progressive Commentary Hour

Three of the top third-party candidates who are challenging the entrenched duopoly –  (), () and Judge  () — gather together to find common ground and purpose, on The Progressive Commentary Hour with .

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8 thoughts on “Three Third Party candidates interviewed by Progressive Commentary Hour

  1. ctomp

    Judge Gray is an excellent speaker. He did very well in articulating libertarian positions.

  2. Mark Hilgenberg

    I really liked the interview; they were great questions which really helped Gray to give a very different answer than we usually hear from Libertarians.

    The compassionate progressive is differently a group libertarians need to go after more.

  3. Gene Berkman

    Gary Null is best known as an author of books on holistic health, and he has been involved with the health freedom movement in opposition to excessive regulation of vitamin supplements.

    People involved in the health freedom movement are an important constituency for Libertarians. They understand that even well-meaning regulation often has undesirable consequences. And they understand that health is a matter of personal responsibility.

  4. DSZ

    Jim Gray of course got the obligatory “but what about the workers” questions libertarians always face. I think one thing all libertarians should add to their answer to this is the point that our modern corporate world was created by the Sherman Antitrust Act in 1890.

    We often think of this as a form of regulation that made big corporations afraid, but it actually MANDATED corporate conglomerates by making collusion illegal. Before this, small regional firms or even mom-and-pops could band together in “pools” to control prices and thus maintain their employment levels. After Sherman, these pools could only band together in national corporations, and in the oligopoly system that ensued “price leadership” by the largest firm in a particular market led to the same effect on prices, but a greater negative effect on workers (& goods from different firms were distinguished based on quality & marketing rather than price). The U.S. never gave pools the force of contract out of paranoia, whereas Europe continued to be dominated by family firms till WWII by recognizing pools with contracts. What also boosted corporate formation was a change in state laws beginning in 1882 allowing corporations to own stock in other corporations for the first time, creating unstable inter-connectivity.

    I think if Libertarians could make liberals/progressives understand that our modern corporate world is a result of government meddling and not a “natural” outgrowth of capitalism, it would help change many minds. As usual, we generally need less regulation, not more.

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