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Acton Line podcast: Green New Deal fantasies; Defending Andrew Jackson

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On this episode, we bring John Baden onto the show. A rancher in Bozeman Montana, Baden has co-founded several organizations dedicated to free market environmentalism including the Foundation for Research on Economics and Environment, an organization dedicated to implementing “an economic way of thinking consistent with a society of free and responsible individuals.”  Baden will be addressing the environmental concerns raised in the Green New Deal and show how free markets can tackle them. After that, Acton’s Dan Hugger speaks with Bradley J. Birzer, a professor of history at Hillsdale College, to talk about the life of Andrew Jackson.

Check out additional resources for this podcast:

Read “Responsible Liberty, Sustainable Ecology and Modest Prosperity Foster Wholesome lives,” by John Baden

Read “Further Thoughts on Green Energy,” by John Baden

Purchase “Creation and the Heart of Man: An Orthodox Christian Perspective on Environmentalism”

Betting the ranch: Property rights, conservation and “social value”

Learn more about the Property and Environment Research Center

Learn more about the Foundation for Research on Economics and Environment

Purchase “In Defense of Andrew Jackson,” by Bradley J. Birzer 

Register here for the 2019 Detroit Luncheon featuring Rev. Robert Sirico

New to the Acton Line podcast? Subscribe here! We also recommend starting with these episodes:

Mourning the Notre-Dame cathedral inferno; Rev. Robert Sirico on education

F.A. Hayek’s Road to Serfdom; The media vs. ‘Unplanned’

Rev. Robert A. Sirico on the reality of socialism; Interview with a Venezuelan dissident

Do you have feedback for the Acton Line podcast team? We want to hear from you! Leave a message at 888-705-4180 or email Actonline@acton.org. Lastly, if you like what you heard on today’s episode, please leave a review and rating on iTunes.

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Caroline Roberts Caroline Roberts is a managing editor at the Acton Institute and produces Acton's weekly podcast, Acton Line.

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