Is Elon Musk a Threat to The Regime?

Is Elon Musk a Threat to The Regime?

By: Ryan McMaken & Tho Bishop

On this episode of Radio Rothbard, Ryan McMaken and Tho Bishop look at the fallout from Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter.

While the move reportedly has authoritarian corporate lawyers openly weeping on intra-company calls, what will be the real impact on political discourse?

How did a once-favored Obama Administration ally become a supervillain for the progressive elite?



Recommended Reading

“Elon Musk Bought Twitter, and the Pundits Sure Are Mad” by Ryan McMaken:

“Elon Musk’s Twitter Gambit and What It Means to the Clique in Power” by Michael Rectenwald:

“Elon Musk, Crony Capitalist” by Lee Enochs:

“A Mixed Hero: A Libertarian Reassessment of Elon Musk” by Konrad Graf:

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About the Authors:

Contact Ryan McMaken

Ryan McMaken(@ryanmcmaken) is a senior editor at the Mises Institute. Send him your article submissions for the Mises Wire and Power and Market, but read article guidelines first. Ryan has a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in public policy and international relations from the University of Colorado. He was a housing economist for the State of Colorado. He is the author of Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre.

Contact Tho Bishop

Tho is an assistant editor for the Mises Wire, and can assist with questions from the press. Prior to working for the Mises Institute, he served as Deputy Communications Director for the House Financial Services Committee. His articles have been featured in The Federalist, the Daily Caller, and Business Insider.


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