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Resist the Empire - A libertarian view of the Star Wars universe

Mar 17, 2017

Rebels season four is confirmed, no Oscar love for Rogue One, Space X is sending people further than ever before, and Mercedes recalls their T16 Skyhoppers.

We had a question from a listener about Han Solo shooting first. The listener says that doesn't sound very libertarian, so we break it down.


Immigrant arrested by ICE after dropping daughter off at school, sending shock-waves through neighborhood

Is immigration an issue that the Star Wars universe grew out of, or are the arbitrary lines drawn on a map just planetwide? Rodger did a segment on immigration on a recent The LAVA Flow episode about immigration at

Mercedes Recalling 300,000 Cars Due to Fire Hazard

This is a completely voluntary recall and we discuss why companies have no incentive to hurt their customers. How would Incom Corporation handle a recall of their T-16 Skyhoppers?

SpaceX to send two people to space next year

"Musk said the circumlunar journey would take about a week, nearing the moon’s surface without landing on it before its return to Earth. The total flight would go about 300,000 to 400,000 miles into space, he said, meaning the flight could take humans farther from Earth than ever before. "

This is the profit motive in high gear, making waves and history.


This week we break down Boba Fett. Is he a libertarian?

We have changed the questions up a bit to make them more appropriate for Star Wars, and even added a bonus question. Don't miss it!


Two Oscar nods for Rogue One but no wins.

Rebels season 4 is confirmed!

Star Wars Galactic Nights

"Who are you?"


We decided to start doing a Rebels review from episode one. This week we tackle:

Episode 1 Season 1: "Spark of Rebellion Pt. 1"

Episode 2 Season 1: "Spark of Rebellion Pt. 2"


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