Common Sense Soapbox


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Short videos with a punchy, comedic tone and entertaining Socratic characters taking on trending issues and important concepts from a classical liberal perspective, written & animated by Seamus Coughlin.

BURN IT DOWN! Insurance Will Cover It.

September 29, 2020

Seamus is stuck in jail after that surveillance misunderstanding, but he still manages to find himself in one of the many protest-turned-riots that have been happening all over the US this year. The rioters and their supporters brush off the consequences of their destructive behavior with the cavalier claim that “insurance will cover it.” But even leaving aside the fact that that’s definitely NOT how insurance works, riots have other, long-term effects that no insurance plan, no matter how comprehensive, could possibly cover.

Written by Seamus Coughlin, Jen Maffessanti, and Sean W. Malone
Animated by Seamus Coughlin
Produced & Edited by Sean W. Malone


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