As Argentina prepares for its general presidential election, everyone is surprised at the emergence of Javier Milei, a self-described anarcho-capitalist who managed to win his party’s primary. Milei is campaigning against his country’s rampant inflation caused by the central bank’s monetary policy and proposes laissez-faire economic policies inspired by the Austrian school of economics. As a populist rabble-rouser, Milei has been compared to Donald Trump, but with an apparent commitment to reducing the size and scope of government. Matt Kibbe is joined by Federico Fernandez, president of Fundación Internacional Bases, to discuss whether Milei has a chance of winning and whether his rhetoric should be taken seriously.
Will Argentina Have a Libertarian President? | Guest: Federico Fernandez | Ep 243
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Matt Kibbe is President at Free the People, an educational foundation using video storytelling to turn on the next generation to the values of personal liberty and peaceful cooperation. He is also co-founder and partner at Fight the Power Productions, a video and strategic communications company. Kibbe is the host of BlazeTV’s Kibbe on Liberty, a popular podcast that insists that you think for yourself.
Dubbed “the scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is the author three books, most recently the #2 New York Times bestseller Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.
He was senior advisor for a Rand Paul Presidential Super PAC in 2016, and later co-founded AlternativePAC to promote libertarian values.
In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, a national grassroots advocacy organization, and served as President until his departure in 2015. Steve Forbes said: “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”
An economist by training, Kibbe did graduate work at George Mason University and received his B.A. from Grove City College. He serves at the whim of his awesome wife Terry, and their three objectivist cats, Roark, Ragnar and Rearden. Kibbe is a fanatical DeadHead, drinker of craft beer and whisky, and collector of obscure books on Austrian economics.View Full Bio