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Molehill Mountain Episode 23 – Let’s Switch It Up

On this week’s show, Andrew feels really bad about not liking Muramasa: The Demon Blade (1:01) then both he and EZK weigh in on the video game voice actor strike (12:00).

If you were left unsatisfied by Andrew’s reaction to Nintendo’s preview video of its new Switch gaming platform, EZK and he spend a good 90 minutes talking about the console formerly known as NX (27:46).

If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube or to your left. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the show on iTunes or download them from our good friends at KNGI.

Molehill Mountain streams live at 7p PST every Saturday night right here on RandomTower!

Credits: Molehill Mountain is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen. The show is edited by Andrew Eisen. Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko. It is in the public domain and free to use.  Molehill Mountain logo by Scott Hepting.

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    • #3822

      Haven’t listened to it all yet, so I might have other comments later. I do have one follow-up question for EZK about labor unions: So, what’s the Libertarian position on right-to-work laws*? I would guess that they’re against these laws, as they represent government intrusion on a private contract, but I’d like to hear your (and the party’s) thoughts on it.

      *For those that don’t know, right-to-work laws are laws that state that employers can’t make paying union dues a condition of employment (so it’s really right-to-work-without-paying-union dues). This generally has the effect of kneecapping unions, as they can only bargain for employees en masse, but can’t force employees to pay dues. So, it’s in any individual employee’s benefit to not pay dues, which means the union will have trouble funding its activities. A lot of people equate this with things like employers being able to fire employees at will, but this isn’t actually in the laws themselves. Rather, it’s a side effect of the fact that most employees won’t have union protection.

    • #3823

      Considering they are used to protect the right of an individual to work without a union membership, they are fine. So far, I have heard of no cases where these laws have resulted in anything contrary to their stated goal. However, I can see how there might be problems with the lack of such employee protections. If you lived in a state without a right to work law and you fellow employees decided to unionize but you were against it, then you would be out of a job unless you went against your conscience and joined. That is a violation of the association rights of the individual.

    • #3824

      Hmm, okay, I see where you’re coming from. Thanks for the response.

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