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SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-11-16

Wow. Small-screen sci-fi really can be a career killer.

Nominal - 2013-11-16

Not as much as family movies.

Scrimmjob - 2013-11-16

Yeah, holy shit. Harry Kim, Tuvok and Hercules.

Bort - 2013-11-16

Is it 15 years ago already?

BHWW - 2013-11-16

directed by J. Neil Schulman, based on his 1979 novel about the libertarian black market that will bring an end to a corrupt government and step in after it collapses, seriously.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-11-16

So "Atlas Shrugged" except Galt is an economist and he just destroys the country as opposed to killing everyone?

Oscar Wildcat - 2013-11-16

More like modern Mexico and the drug cartels.

Oscar Wildcat - 2013-11-16

Also: stars.

BHWW - 2013-11-16

OK here's the plot from the wiki entry, note that Schulman is a big fan of the libertarain philosphy of Agorism, developed by a libertarian thinker type person named Samuel Konkin, to whom he dedicated 'Alongside Night' back when.

"The story is set in United States experiencing economic collapse, with inflation increasing rapidly and the government struggling to keep its power. Trading in foreign currency has become illegal and many shops are subject to rationing. As a result there is a black market for most goods. The setting represents the world as Samuel Edward Konkin III conceived it would be just prior to a successful agorist revolution.

The story begins with Elliot Vreeland, son of Nobel Laureate economist Dr. Martin Vreeland (an economist of the Austrian school) hearing of his father's apparent death and being rushed home from school. He discovers quickly that the death is fake, a plot concocted by his father (after receiving a tip-off) to escape arrest by the FBI who are collecting "radicals" accused by the government of worsening the economic crisis.

Eliot is sent by his father to collect some gold coins that had been stored in a safe location, for use as currency during the families intended escape. However, upon his return Eliot finds his family to be missing. Not long afterward, FBI agents enter the house searching for Eliot, who manages to escape.

Eliot's escape results in him becoming acquainted with the Revolutionary Agorist Cadre, an organisation plotting the end of the US government by means of counter-economics. The cadre has grown strong during the years of its existence, and has its own militia. Eliot enlists the help of the Cadre, and meets Lorimer, a girl similarly hiding from the law.

As the novel progresses, government stability weakens still further, and they begin tight controls of communication, travel and trade. However, they fail to avert economic collapse, causing the private sector (unions, individuals, syndicates and many others) to take control of the old infrastructure."

Miss Henson's 6th grade class - 2013-11-16

"Lorimer?" Really?

Oscar Wildcat - 2013-11-16

It's all true. Little known fact: Hitler used Austrian School economics to conquer Poland.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-11-16

About that plot:

1. Unions? I thought libertopians hated unions.
2. The big irony here is that the industries these guys often laud as paragons of libertarian ideals (i.e. Koch Industries) slurp at the government trough 24/7. The more realistic setup would be a corporate cartel becoming so influential by purchasing political power that they then enact laws to preserve their power and wealth at the expense of just about everyone else... which sounds eerily familiar...

Killer Joe - 2013-11-16

But I wanna drink unpasteurized milk!

Bort - 2013-11-16

Nothing goes better with maggoty horse meat.

Caminante Nocturno - 2013-11-16

I'm going to make a movie that's just 90 minutes of someone in a Ron Paul mask masturbating onto a gold bar, and it's going to be the most inspiring libertarian tale ever told.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-11-16

Is that a loop, a series of different masturbators, or someone with incredibly disturbing stamina?

Caminante Nocturno - 2013-11-16

I think the spirit of libertarian thought could only be properly depicted by someone capable of masturbating nonstop for 90 minutes.

Oscar Wildcat - 2013-11-17

I enjoy the company of women, Mandrake. But I withhold from them... my essence.

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