Pointing to a recent Twitter thread from a progressive detailing his white male cisness, Bob shows how narrow the focus is on only particular “privileges” and not others. More generally, the effort to demonize white men is causing young people great harm, whether white or otherwise. The movement is based on power politics and relies on economic ignorance.
Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest:
- Nathan Tankus’ twitter thread on his privileges.
- News story on US national women’s soccer team losing to U15 boys.
- Bob Murphy Show episodes covering the economics of slavery: 71 with Mark Thornton and 81 with Jeffrey Rogers Hummel.
- Walter Block’s paper on reparations for slavery.
- Help support the Bob Murphy Show.
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