Planet Money
1:22 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Episode 286: Libertarian Summer Camp

Originally published on Fri July 5, 2013 1:47 pm

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On today's Planet Money, we travel to a place where people are trying to live without government interference. A place where you can use bits of silver to buy uninspected bacon. A place where a 9-year-old will sell you alcohol.

It's the 2011 Porcupine Freedom Festival, known to its friends as PorcFest. It's the summer festival for people who think we should return to the gold standard and abolish the IRS.

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