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Episode 286: Libertarian Summer Camp

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Episode 286: Libertarian Summer Camp

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Episode 286: Libertarian Summer Camp

Episode 286: Libertarian Summer Camp

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At PorcFest 2009.
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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.

George making his 10-piece bacon weave at PorcFest 2011. Robert Smith/NPR hide caption

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Note: This show originally posted in 2011. Subscribe to the podcast. Music: The Beastie Boys' "Make Some Noise." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook.