In order for you understand the modern political landscape, it is important to read Machiavelli's The Prince. It includes detailed and wise accounts of how rulers gain, retain and lose power. The version that I recommend in this video also includes a couple other works by Machiavelli. In these other works, he describes the forms... Continue Reading →
The Fair Tax has made waves in Washington, but there aren't many people talking about it as an alternative to the Income Tax. Instead, many people are talking about Tax Cuts, Tax Reform or the Flat Tax. This book gives you all the reasons why we should turn away from the Income Tax and toward a consumption tax, namely the Fair Tax. I go through some of the points in the book in the video below, but you have to read it for yourself! Check out my video and then let me know what you think once you read the book!
As you know, at the Conversation of Our Generation, we are trying to build a dialogue and discuss the ideas that affect our society, culture, politics and philosophy. As we discuss the ideas that will define our generation, it is important to look back at the foundations of thought. This book is great for understanding how the dialogue developed and how these ideas are still relevant today.
The debate around truth is an age-old discussion about whether it is objective or subjective. For centuries, even millennia, philosophers have argued both sides of the nature of truth. The scientific revolution and Enlightenment were game-changers in this debate as the world started building a paradigm on the assumption of Objective Truth. Objective Truth The... Continue Reading →
Machiavelli has become somewhat of a shadowy figure in history. He is an enigma in modern minds. However, Niccolo Machiavelli was a rather normal man devoid of evil intentions. But why has his name become synonymous with evil, shadowy plots? By understanding his life and his works, it becomes obvious what his intentions were. He... Continue Reading →