Out of Frame


About this show

Video essays that explore the intersection of art, culture, and big ideas written & produced by FEE's Director of Media, Sean W. Malone.

August 8, 2019


When we last talked about Thanos, we focused on the nature of resources, the value of humanity, and the history of failed overpopulation doomsday proclamations.

This time, we're following up on some of those themes with a deeper discussion of environmentalism and the role wealth creation plays in generating better standards of living for both people *and* the environment around us, then we shift gears to the concept of "central planning" and explain why Thanos' is no different than countless historical and modern tyrants who believe they can easily plan out the future for billions (or trillions) of people... and what inevitably happens when things don't go their way.

Written & Produced by Sean W. Malone
Edited by Arash Ayrom & Sean W. Malone

"Obviously Thanos is Evil. He's also Wrong."
"The Environment: Getting Better All the Time"
The Environmental Kuznets Curve
"Government vs. the Environment"
"There's Nothing Green About Socialism"
FA Hayek: "The Use of Knowledge in Society"
FA Hayek: "The Road to Serfdom"
The Road to Serfdom at FEE
"Central Planning: The True Economic Chaos"
"Central Planning Doesn't Work Internationally Either"
"Socialist Mag: Mega Companies Like Amazon and Walmart Show that Central Planning Would Finally Work"
"Price: Not Just a Motive"

About the Hosts

Sean W. Malone studied music performance and composition for film and multimedia at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Bachelor of Music, 2005) and New York University (Master of Arts, 2007), before working in various creative roles in the music and film industries in New York and Los Angeles.

In 2011, he relocated to Washington, DC to develop professional media production capabilities first at…

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