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Critical Everything Theory | Top Discussions 2/26

Critical race theory has become a household term (sadly). In fact, critical theory has invaded every aspect of our culture an our national discourse. But, most people don’t even realize it.

I think this vision of the world is truly corrupting our culture, and it’s time we push back. Critical Theory cannot be the lens through which we view the world, and we have to protect our children from this distorted philosophy.

This week’s top discussions feature a CTR roundtable on the Rubin Report, another woke toy, and an exciting announcement about my new course.

If you came across something this week that I missed, let me know here. I’m always looking for new voices in the Conversation of Our Generation.

Top Podcasts

Dave Rubin sat down with James Lindsay, Allie Beth Stuckey, and Christopher Rufo in this podcast to discuss critical race theory. What I enjoyed about it was that it really got into the issue of solving the problem, rather than just talking about why critical race theory is absurd.

What makes God “God?” Catholic apologist, Trent Horn, explained the most important part of God’s existence for us to understand. Learn what it is that makes God different from creation in this podcast. And, I’m throwing in a bonus because I like Trent’s podcast a lot. So, check out one of his other episodes this past week on mass hysteria.

Top News

Yet another attack on the truth about gender and sex came out this week. Mr. Potatohead is going to be dropping the “Mr.” from his name so kids can make same-sex couples or gender non-conforming Potatohead. Read more about this here.

Also, the House passed an bill to “protect the LGBTQ community.” My worry is that it will go far beyond that and actually harm people who see this as sinful. While gay or trans people should not have basic services withheld, there is a serious problem with forcing people to endorse their behavior. My concern is that this “protection” will be overextended to require affirmation since there really aren’t a lot of human rights abuses toward the LGBTQ(etc.) community.

Social Chatter

One of my tweets started an interesting thread about how our society is dealing with homosexual behavior. It was really interesting, and amicable despite being personal for the person I was talking to. So, definitely check that out.

Also, the Vital Masculinity Podcast put out a thread of work they enjoyed. The thread included beautiful art, thoughtful content, and cool merchandise.

My Conversations

My chat with Nicole from Infinity Twins about preventing burnout was a lot of fun. And, it was nice to dive into the practical and basic solutions to real problems facing us, which is stress.

Plus, I dropped my very first course where I covered book one of the Nichomachean Ethics. This will be something I continue to build on. More to come on this, so sign up below to get updates.

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212. Antitrust and Big Tech | Why Conservatives Should Tread Carefully Conversation of Our Generation

I had the chance to sit down and speak with Ashley Baker, an expert in antitrust. We discussed antitrust and big tech, and how conservatives should fight back against tech. Ashley is the Policy Director for the Committee for Justice, Expert at the Regulatory Transparency Project, and works with the Alliance on Antitrust. So, she knows what she's talking about, and it shows. Dive into the conversation below to learn more about these issues and what Ashley recommends. What is Antitrust? Antitrust is basically a set of legal principles, laws, and precedents that inform us on how to handle anti-competition behaviors of companies. Big businesses may work with other organizations to undermine competition in the economic landscape, which is what antitrust seeks to prevent. Since businesses are built to beat their competition, they can hinder their competition's ability to succeed. However, they cannot work to destroy competition itself. And, that is where antitrust comes into play. There are many examples of antitrust violations we can point to, but the basics of antitrust is that we want to promote a competitive environment. Antitrust Laws and How They Relate to Big Tech You may be familiar with antitrust laws like the Federal Trade Commission Act, which gave us the FTC, or the Sherman Act. But, antitrust law is much more than a couple acts passed by Congress. In fact, much of what governs antitrust policy is precedent, and that's where conservatives have to be careful. If we are to regulate big tech companies through antitrust policy, we need to beware of how it'll effect other aspects of law. That's why I am so grateful to Ashley for coming on to discuss the antitrust efforts and big tech. She shows how antitrust cases inform our laws, and how we might apply that to Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon. Antitrust and Big Tech We must do something about big tech need, but what? First we must understand a few things. Are big tech companies monopolies? Does big tech violate antitrust law in the United States? What can we do to regulate big tech? We'll find the answers to each of these questions in the particulars. There's no simple answer. Rather, the devil is in the details. How Conservatives Should Fight Back Against Big Tech Our politics leans towards slogans and partisanship, rather than real solutions. The answer to this problem won't fit neatly in a 10-point plan or some ideology. Instead, we have to grapple with the principles at play and the particulars of the situation. Through prudence, we can find a solution. Check out this episode: Antitrust and Big Tech | Why Conservatives Should Tread Carefully Subscribe to the Conversation of Our Generationersation of Our Generation Podcast here Check out the YouTube video here — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/conofourgen/support
  1. 212. Antitrust and Big Tech | Why Conservatives Should Tread Carefully
  2. 211. Elitism and Prideful Disdain | A Nasty Story by Fyordor Dostoevsky
  3. 210. Political Action and the Call to "Do Something"
  4. 209. Breaking the Rules of Philosophy
  5. 208. Failures of Modernity and Rationality

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