In honor of the 4th of July, I want to discuss American Independence and what we can learn about patriotism from our founding.
Problems with Libertarianism | A Look At Libertarian Political Philosophy
Today, I discuss the arguments in favor of liberty from a libertarian perspective, while exposing some of the problems with libertarianism.
The Most Beautiful Place I’ve Ever Been & More Mailbag Questions
Today, I answer mailbag questions on the most beautiful places I've seen, Libertarianism and Christianity, and more. Listen here.
Why a Political Philosophy Is Important | Natural Law by Lysander Spooner
What is political philosophy, and why is political philosophy so important? I answer those questions with Lysander Spooner's Natural Law.
Politicians Want It Both Ways
Politicians want it both ways. They want to condemn companies, but take their money. We shouldn't let them get away with it.
Political Action and the Call to “Do Something”
After every tragic event, we hear calls to "do something." But, is reactive political action the best way to make policy? Find out here.
How to Criticize Government
John Locke was an influential Enlightenment thinker whose work inspired many of the Founding Fathers. Locke was a philosopher and is commonly regarded as the Father of Liberalism. Since his work has come up in other discussions, like the one I had with Dr. Yenor. Plus, Locke was a focal point of my conversation with Brooke Medina from the John Locke Foundation. Because he's top of mind, and because we're ready to tear apart anything anyone tries to build in our society, I wanted to discuss Two Treatises on Government to learn how to criticize government.
Defending Property Rights From Government and Big Tech
In this episode, I talked to Brook Medina from the John Locke Foundation about defending property rights from government and big tech. But, we also discussed capitalism vs. distributism, John Locke, beauty, and much more. We were able to pack a lot of great insights into this hour-long interview. So, listen or watch below. And, if you want to learn more about the John Locke Foundation, check out their work here.
What is Virtue? | Book Review Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
A lot of people are happy to note that virtue is lacking in our society, and we have a lot of work to do if we want a virtuous society. But, I hear only a few voices offering a solution to this problem. Only a few people are calling people to act virtuously and live a life of virtue. The Vital Masculinity podcast is doing great work to promote that, but sadly not many others are. Not many people are answering the basic questions like "What is virtue?" or "How do I become a virtuous person?"
Top Discussions This Week 2/12
I hate to admit that Tom Brady is the GOAT. As a Colts fan, it really pains me, but he proved it this week, even if some may not agree. But, the Super Bowl isn't the only thing that happened this week. Lots of great conversations happened on Twitter, podcasts, and here at the Conversation of Our Generation. Keep reading to see what caught my attention this week. Read on here.
What is Smiles Matter?
You might be wondering, "What is smiles matter?" After we began masking due to the COVID pandemic, many people noticed a dehumanizing effect. The masks hide our faces, which is a huge part of how we communicate. So, a few people on Twitter started this movement to urge others to smile. And, most importantly, they want to ensure that each person they interact with knows that they're valued. Below, Ronni Peck explains how and why the Smiles Matter movement started. If you want to learn more, you can check out our full conversation here.
Problems with Money | What Has Government Done to Our Money by Murray Rothbard
Today we will be talking about what government has done with our money. Or better yet, the book: What Has Government Done To Our Money by Murray Rothbard. And, the reason I want to talk about this today is because I think it gives us a good basis and a good understanding of how to understand money at the basic level and how that interact our government. We have a lot of problems with money, and I think this book can help us fix them.
187. The Common Sense We Need | Book Review
Common sense is in short supply nowadays. People are up in arms about politics, but should we be? Well, Thomas Paine explains his case for rebellion, and I can say we're nowhere close to that. After reading his pamphlet arguing for independence, I don't think we're anywhere close. So, listen below to find out why.... Continue Reading →
186. Smiles Matter, Problems With COVID Lockdowns
The Covid lockdowns have ruled our lives for nearly a year. Still, there seems to be no end in sight. Despite the issues with the lockdowns, we can still have many people supporting them. But, we know there are many harmful effects with the lockdowns. So, check out my latest interview with Ronni Peck, aka... Continue Reading →
Politics – All About It
A lack of knowledge doesn't stop people from offering their ideas - however misguided they may be. It's also too common to hear questions like "Why is it important to be involved in politics?" Or, "What is politics and why is it important?" That's why I'm putting this together to offer a guide to learning and discussing the topic. That way, you can educate yourself on the topic an be able to speak to it and defend your position.