The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Batman, and…. John D. Rockefeller? Guest host Jason Klicker joins Aaron as they discuss the recent controversy around Telltale Game Studios, including their unceremonious firing of almost all of their employees. In the course of this discussion, Jason and Aaron cover the corporate illusion of invulnerability, a brief overview of some of the lesser-known history of unions in America, some often-ignored facts about the infamous “robber barons,” and Aaron’s shameless shilling of Assassin’s Creed.
An overview of the Telltale incident :www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2018/10/4/17934166/telltale-games-studio-closed-layoffs-end-the-walking-dead
Edmund Opitz (one of both Aaron and Tyler’s favorite authors) on the Robber Barons and the union age: fee.org/articles/the-robber-barons-and-the-real-gilded-age/
Dr. Burt Folsom on Robber Barons: fee.org/articles/how-the-myth-of-the-robber-barons-began-and-why-it-persists/
Lawrence Reed on Rockefeller’s Standard Oil: fee.org/articles/witch-hunting-for-robber-barons-the-standard-oil-story/