Elon Musk got in hot water  on Thursday when he declared that he had obtained “verbal govt approval” to build his long-anticipated Hyperloop connecting New York City to Washington D.C. In this episode, we deconstruct Elon Musk’s business ventures, lament his receipt of government subsidies, and compare similar revolutions in infrastructure throughout American history.

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Show Notes:

Zerohedge: Government Flabbergasted After Elon Musk’s Most Bizzare Claim Yet

Zerohedge: How Elon Musk Used Broken Marketplace to Play Us All

Zerohedge: World’s Largest Solar Plant, With Second Largest Ever Department of Energy Loan Guarantee, Files for Bankruptcy

LA Times Hit Piece Article: Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies

Elon Musk’s Response: Incentives Not Necessary, but Helpful

Thomas DiLorenzo: Truth About the Robber Barons

James J. Hill Archive

Corbett Report: How Big Oil Conquered the World

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By Patrick MacFarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at www.libertyweekly.net, where he covers libertarian legal theory, noninterventionist foreign policy, Austrian economics, history, and other libertarian topics. His is a regular contributor at the Libertarian Institute at http://www.libertarianinstitute.org/patrick His work also appears on http://www.antiwar.com in the viewpoints section. He may be reached at patrick.macfarlane@libertyweekly.net

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