On this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand spoke with Allen Mendenhall, author, lawyer, Associate Dean and Professor in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University. He teaches a free market, non-woke business course that has gained significant clout, leading anti-woke ESG advocates to seek his aid and testimony for an anti-ESG investment bill. His advocacy for economic freedom led to the banking crony ESG profiteers to go on a coordinated witch-hunt against him to try and get him cancelled. Allen’s story attests to the power of the Individual. They spoke about ESG as a segue into global governance, the growing decentralized resistance against hyper-centralization, and how one person taking a principled stand is a great equalizer against the most corrupt concentrations of power.
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Use these shortcuts to navigate the topics presented in the video:0:00 – intro 1:20 – anti-ESG business program 3:43 – policy debates around ESG 6:33 – the Witchhunt begins 9:55 – Blackrock, State Street, Vanguard lobbyists 12:49 – The risk of bank runs 14:50 – Global Coordination of Financial Institutions 20:10 – Sri Lanka as a Target 24:33 – Incentives for ESG 27:19 – Stakeholder Capitalism 30:22 – Unprecedented Power 32:50 – CBDCs & ESG 37:30 – Decentralization vs Centralization 42:47 – The Power of the Individual 48:56 – All Powerful Nation State Parallels 52:05 – Milton Friedman vs. Klaus Schwab 54:21 – USA vs Europe for ESG 58:11 – The Nation State & Global Concatenation 1:00:00 – The outcome of Allen’s battle 1:03:12 – Lord of the Rings parallels 1:08:46 – Last thoughts You can enjoy all AIER’s excellent podcasts at: aier.org/podcasts Milton Friedman’s essay
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