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“The End of the Mega States?” with Roman Skaskiw and Andy Duncan

From Radio Free Market (also noted by Andy Duncan in his blog post Radio Free Market World Report: The End of the Mega States?). See also Skaskiw: Is the United States Too Big to Succeed?, full of interesting Hoppean insights comparing the situation in the US to that in Europe. Roman’s previous Mises Daily article, The Military Mentality, was based on his speech “‘Fighting for Freedom’ in Afghanistan: Unintended Consquences and Military Mentality. A Combat Soldier’s Report,” delivered at the PFS 2011 Annual Meeting (video). Here’s the RFM post:

* The End of the Mega States? * with Roman Skaskiw and Andy Duncan

In our latest edition of Radio Free Market World Report, I talk to Roman Skaskiw about the global secession movement and particularly how this applies to the United States and the European Union. We examine why the world’s wealthiest countries, on a per capita basis, tend to be the smallest states, and why the major exception to this general rule, the United States, managed to avoid the trend.

We discuss whether the United States itself should be saved from secession, why European countries tend to be both socialist and independent, and whether the world will move towards a global government or a global constellation of micro-states.

Along the way we mention the Ukraine, Ron Paul, Texas, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, and Iowa, and many other points in-between.

Roman is a former officer in the US Army who served two full tours in Iraq and Afghanistan who runs his own libertarian website which you can find below:


Much of the interview is based on a recent piece he wrote for Mises.org, which you can find here: http://mises.org/daily/5830/Is-the-United-States-Too-Big-to-Succeed
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