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In this episode of the Heartland Institute’s weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, managing editor and research fellow Jesse Hathaway talks with the newest addition to the Heartland Institute family, Center for Education Transformation research fellow Teresa Mull, about how economic freedom and educational freedom are similar, sharing the goal of empowering consumers to make the choices that are right for them, instead of the choices government makes for people.
Hathaway and Mull also debate the constitutional issues raised by the upcoming movie Captain America 3: Civil War, and how government conscription violates the natural rights of individuals, both normal and super-powered alike. Fictional entrepreneur and superhero Tony Stark represents the power of free markets, Mull says, but Hathaway sides with Captain America, arguing that involuntary registration and conscription of super-humans infringes on their rights to self-determination, just as wartime military drafts rob citizens of their natural rights to decide to donate their service to the government.
With whom do you side: Hathaway or Mull? Regardless if you’re #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan, check out this special podcast and get to know the newest member of #TeamHeartland!