89: The Importance of Networking

89: The Importance of Networking

Few things can magnify our individual efforts like making productive connections with others who are hard at work in a similar cause. The division of labor works at a philosophical level too. If you’re serious about growing your circle of influence, you must learn how to network with others. In this episode, we discuss some of the networking lessons learned while attending the recent Foundation for Economic Education conference in Atlanta.   
June 15, 2018
88: Anthony Randazzo on Why We’re $22 Trillion In Debt and No One Cares

88: Anthony Randazzo on Why We’re $22 Trillion In Debt and No One Cares

One of the biggest problems of America’s $21 trillion national debt is that the numbers are so large that few of us can comprehend it. This means that the catastrophic potential of that debt is largely incomprehensible too. While we focus on things like the stock market and unemployment rates, the numbers—and associated interest we owe—keep growing and growing. Anthony Randazzo from Reason joins Connor to explain why the national debt should matter to us and what it portends for the future.  
June 12, 2018
87: Failed Predictions of the Past and Why They’re a Problem

87: Failed Predictions of the Past and Why They’re a Problem

A lot of predictions have been made about where the world is going and it’s amazing how often they’ve been dead wrong. From overpopulation to peak oil to flying cars, the future doesn’t always unfold the way some experts are insisting it will. Meanwhile, things that were not anticipated to be as impactful—like some technologies—have changed how we do everything. Join us as we discuss what we can learn from the predictions that didn’t pan out as well as the ones that we should have given a second look.  
June 8, 2018
86: Cliff Maloney on Do Young People Still Want Liberty?

86: Cliff Maloney on Do Young People Still Want Liberty?

Free speech zones, speech codes, campus unrest and radicalized student movements are becoming regular features of higher education. If you’ve ever felt concerned that young people today are more inclined to big government and central planning, you’re going to love the message Cliff Maloney has to share. His organization Young Americans for Liberty is helping young people become decisively engaged in the cause of liberty.   
June 5, 2018
85: Why 1913 Was a Horrible Year for America

85: Why 1913 Was a Horrible Year for America

Watershed moments are those pivotal events on which history turns and the course of an entire nation can shift. Unfortunately, they are seldom recognized as such until many years later. In 1913, America experienced at least 3 watershed moments that have led us to serious consequences more than a century later. This reality underscores the importance of considering not only that which is seen when enacting a public policy but also the unintended consequences which are often not immediately seen.  
June 1, 2018
84: Kevin Gutzman on the Problem with the Incorporation Doctrine

84: Kevin Gutzman on the Problem with the Incorporation Doctrine

The story of the U.S. Constitution is one of a gradually expanding federal government that has slowly but surely outgrown the limits on its power. Nowhere is this more clear than in how the Bill of Rights, which originally limited federal power, has been imposed upon the states to make them subservient to Washington D.C. Kevin Gutzman joins us to discuss how the Incorporation Doctrine has given the feds even greater power over the states and a moral standing that they may not have earned.  
May 29, 2018
83: What Is a Passion Driven Education?

83: What Is a Passion Driven Education?

Everyone agrees that education is essential. How it is supposed to take place is a source of intense debate and discussion. Is there a difference between education and schooling? For that matter, can a one-size-fits-all approach ever meet the needs of individuals who differ widely in how they learn? If you’ve ever struggled through the conveyor belt process of learning things that didn’t interest you in the least, you’ll appreciate Connor’s insights into passion-driven education.  
May 24, 2018
82: Michael Boldin on Whether the 10th Amendment is Still Relevant

82: Michael Boldin on Whether the 10th Amendment is Still Relevant

When the U.S. Constitution was written, the balance of power between the states and the federal government they called into existence was very different. Under federalism, the states and the people were superior to the federal government in all but a very few, clearly enumerated areas. The framers drove this point home in the 10th Amendment to the Bill of Rights. Over time, however, this relationship has been turned on its head. Michael Boldin from the 10th Amendment Center joins us to discuss why this happened and whether the 10th Amendment remains relevant in our day.   
May 22, 2018
81: Advice We’d Give to Our Younger Selves

81: Advice We’d Give to Our Younger Selves

Most of us have thought at one time or another, “What would I have done differently, if I’d only understood then what I understand now?” We may not get to turn back the clock for a do-over, but we can certainly take inventory of where our understanding has grown. It’s a powerful way to key in on some of the best lessons we’ve learned along the way.  If you could give advice to your younger self, what would say?  
May 18, 2018
80: Brittany Hunter on Why Jordan B. Peterson is Popular

80: Brittany Hunter on Why Jordan B. Peterson is Popular

Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He’s also immensely popular within intellectual circles thanks to his incisive, yet diplomatic, rebuttals to social justice activism. In this episode, Brittany Hunter from the Foundation for Economic Education joins us to discuss why Peterson has become a highly sought after speaker, author and thinker among those who prize individual liberty.   
May 14, 2018