Episode 448 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: @NathanHRubin writes, “Millennials don’t hear socialism & think about the USSR or the Cold War… we think about Canada, Switzerland…”; PixPls writes, “It’s time that teachers stood up to their states and just said ‘No’. And while they are at it, a 20% raise is in order.”; Wordsmifff2991 writes, “The biggest cause of poverty is greed… Yes Jeff Bezos I’m talking to you.”; and NeonDepression writes, “There wouldn’t be any value without labor period. The worker HAS to create it for there to be any wealth whatsoever. Property inherently is theft… There is no such thing as a free market when people are forced to work in order to live. Thats called coercion.”
Episode 422 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: DizzFizz writes, “It’s interesting to see how a lot of US-citizens will bend over backwards in order to argue against something that would only benefit them, simply because of ‘freedom'”; anonymous writes, “What your niece did is right, it just unfortunately means you (and workers) suffered.”; bickerstaff writes, “Reagan ruined this country. By creating the notion (now foundational to the GOP) that government was not the solution, but the problem, he gave birth to the modern ‘starve the beast’ movement that is currently the largest problem in politics: tax avoidance.”; Pascal Morimacil writes, “Capitalism is… a system of government granted monopolies called private property.”
Episode 407 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: @TikTokInvestors shares, “So capitalism is an economic system based on infinite ‘growth’ and infinite consumption…”; buttstuff_magoo writes, “In fact, not paying taxes is as communist as it gets. It’s free riding and profiting off of the contributions of others while contributing nothing yourself.”; Stunning_Capital writes, “I don’t see anything un-libertarian about repealing Section 230. These companies are protected from defamation suits on the grounds that they merely provide a public square. Well if they don’t want to provide a public square, that’s fine, but then they should be held liable for defamation just like the rest of us.”; and @omidG9 tweets, “Well one reason congress doesn’t work is libertarians don’t know how to run a government so they just blame the institution instead of themselves”.
Episode 390 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: RustNeverSleeps77 writes, “Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend shot at them, and they returned fire. It was reasonable self-defense…” (Full thread here.); Foucelhas writes, “Modern capitalism would not exist without slavery and genocide.”; DoverBoys writes, “You’re supposed to pay taxes. You’re not ‘smart’ to get away with paying little, you’re just cheating the system. A real supporter of their country would pay taxes. That’s what makes countries work.”; Aditya writes, “We as a society can’t live in a vaccum and isolated from each other (unless you are a part of some tribe living in Andaman or Amazon). Some things are best provided collectively, for they are cheaper and efficient that way.”
Episode 373 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: NecrosavroGutsfucker writes, “I think that if you for example havent not even once smashed the face of a racist , or afraid to join at least once a year an insurectionary event with anarchists or alone , you must not consider yourself an anarcho.”; Hollie Nyseth Brehm says, “People who commit genocide are not evil.”; @perri_goldstein writes (reddit), “Bringing a gun to a protest and saying you’re there to ‘assist police’ is like if I brought a scalpel to a hospital and said I’m there to ‘assist doctors.'”; BBC writes, “FBI worried that Ring doorbells are spying on police”; and s1monsys writes, “what if we dont realize it because we live relativity wealthy lives but if you look at where most of the money is held, its still a small group of extremely wealth people. We still have kings who send Fodder off to die. Nothings really changed we just are slightly more advanced.”
Episode 335 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: CNBC writes, “Full-time minimum wage workers cannot afford a two-bedroom rental anywhere in the U.S. and cannot afford a one-bedroom rental in 95% of U.S. counties.”; GoAheadAndH8Me writes, “Free consent cannot be given in a society that lacks a UBI providing a comfortable life as the worst possible outcome.”; the Hampton Institute writes, “If capitalism were suddenly outlawed & we all began working for each other (instead of for a handful of rich people), we’d have 10-hour workweeks, no poverty, no war, no crime, more time with our families & communities, creative/productive outlets, and sustainable/healthy living.”; and Talos-Valcoran writes, “The government takes a part of the money it gave to the companies, who gave it to you, back so that it can improve your life. Without taxes the whole government wouldn’t work.”
Episode 321 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: ross-cross writes, “libertarianism is a childish far left utopia it doesn’t include much from right besides guns”; Franklin Veaux writes, “Libertarianism can be summed up as ‘I want to profit from group cooperative effort that benefits everyone, but don’t you dare tell me that I should have to contribute to the cooperative effort from which I am making money!'”; steveandthesea writes, “There is literally no ethical way to become a billionaire”; EatTheBugsBigot writes, “Corporate censorship is worse than government censorship”; and Jshbone12 writes (and the_Blind_Samurai elaborates on), “Government is good.”
Episode 310 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: Little-Bears_11-2-16 writes, “I’m an American and I’m fed up with this bullshit. Our country is beyond selfish and it’s destroying the nation.”; and Pascal Morimacil writes, “Why is the labor theory of value no longer considered correct? Because it is inconvenient.”
Episode 298 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: zarthrag writes, “Hate, and any of its manifestations is against the NAP. Hate speech isn’t just speech, it’s a form of aggression”; ShambhalaOrangeJuice writes, “People have a right to destroy chain buildings… because that is a part of the establishment which has oppressed them without respite”; CTR555 writes, “As far as I’m concerned, there are two types of people in America: people who vote for the Democratic nominee, and bad people”; and JimJam28 writes, “I don’t believe there is a ‘creator’ who endowed us with rights. There are no rights in nature. We decide as a society what rights should exist and how to properly protect those rights.”
Episode 294 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: Alexander Finnegan writes, “Stalin and Mao never intentionally caused any famines”; @ikarlymarx writes, “the CEO of target makes 17 MILLION dollars a year, meanwhile a worker at target makes at $13/hr, that’s THEFT”; and AcceptableBother writes, “its pretty obvious that school choice is an attempt to siphon off government money to private schools with less oversight and fewer responsibilities”.