This week, Paul and Sean discuss London Breed’s election as Mayor of San Francisco and what it means for the Yes In My Back Yard movement and home prices. Then the guys finally finish their unpopular opinions, including libertarian racism, lower socialist growth rates, and a meh on Marx.
No, really. Paul and Sean reach a new low, embrace their laziest selves, and spend the first half of the episode bantering about a bunch of rubbish they found on Twitter: from Dinesh D’Souza’s desperate attempt to prove that Dems are the real racists to the rising cost of childcare. In the episode’s second half, however, they finally get around to resuming their long-neglected Unpopular Opinions™ on libertarianism and socialism.
Sean shares his experience as a counter-protester in Gainesville after Richard Spencer brought the fascists to the University of Florida. Paul offers five libertarian(-ish) folks that you should follow on Twitter even if you can’t stand libertarianism.
On this episode, Paul and Sean discuss the Jones Act of 1920, an incredibly daft law that makes life in Puerto Rico (and Hawaii and Alaska) unnecessarily expensive. Then Sean, in an impressive act of masochism, takes us along on his deep dive into libertarian podcasts. Finally, they wrap up with a discussion of silliness vs substance in politics (detouring to consider James Akin’s famous “Philosophic Cock” cartoon lampooning Thomas Jefferson).