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 the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Liberty Weekly Podcast at www.libertyweekly.net, where he seeks to expose establishment narratives with well researched documentary-style content and insightful guest interviews. His work has appeared on antiwar.com, GlobalResearch.ca, and Zerohedge. He may be reached at patrick.macfarlane@libertyweekly.net

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