96: Max Borders on Why Politics Is Not the Answer to Improving the World

96: Max Borders on Why Politics Is Not the Answer to Improving the World

Most of us are trained from a very young age to believe that government is the solution for most of the problems in our lives. As a result, we tend to spend a lot of time and effort fighting over how we want government to solve social problems. Max Borders has a slightly different take on things. He has founded an organization that’s dedicated to liberating humanity through innovation. Can technology allow us to better address authentic needs without having to resort to political solutions? 
July 10, 2018
95: Are You a RINO?

95: Are You a RINO?

Despite clear warnings from the Founders, partisan politics has become the norm in America today. Strip away all the flowery rhetoric and flag-waving and the truth that remains is that parties exist to get candidates elected. This tribal quest for power often leaves voters with having to make a choice between pragmatism and principle. Is it possible to be effective as a voter without surrendering your deepest principles? 
July 6, 2018
94: Kristin Tate on How Americans Are Taxed to Death

94: Kristin Tate on How Americans Are Taxed to Death

Most of us grumble about taxes but we seldom understand just how many different ways we are taxed in our daily lives. From the federal level right down to the local level there are more outstretched government hands than you’d think, all vying for their cut of your money. Kristen Tate spells out for us where these often hidden taxes lie and why it’s important to hold our leaders at every level accountable for what they’re doing with our money.  
July 3, 2018
93: Democracy Fails Because Voters Are Ignorant

93: Democracy Fails Because Voters Are Ignorant

Whenever someone points out that we are ignorant in some form or another, it’s human nature to get defensive or angry. That’s a shame, because rational ignorance is part of life. It’s what should be prompting us to improve our understanding or to seek out greater truth. Nowhere is rational ignorance more noticeable than at the voting booth. Uninformed voters can cause tremendous damage when they lend their support to people and policies they don’t understand. It’s not a matter of purely ideological or political disagreement. Effective citizenship goes well beyond simply casting a vote on election day. 
June 29, 2018
92: Matt Warner on How Is the Worldwide Fight for Freedom Going?

92: Matt Warner on How Is the Worldwide Fight for Freedom Going?

Sometimes it feels as though freedom and free markets have become a low priority for most folks. However, behind the scenes, it’s astonishing how many individuals and organizations are working passionately to promote the ideals of a free society. Atlas Network is a worldwide network that connects hundreds of organizations that are defending freedom around the globe. Matt Warner is the Chief Operating Officer for Atlas Network. He joins us to share his insights into what Atlas is accomplishing.  
June 26, 2018
91: Do Property Rights Still Exist?

91: Do Property Rights Still Exist?

Property rights are an essential part of personal liberty. Unfortunately, property rights are much more illusion than fact in today’s society. Things that we think we own and, therefore, control are actually subject to an astonishing amount of government regulation. In this episode, we discuss some of the challenges to authentic property rights as well as potential solutions to rein in the bureaucracy.  
June 22, 2018
90: Merrilee Boyack on Getting Your Estate Planning Figured Out

90: Merrilee Boyack on Getting Your Estate Planning Figured Out

Part of our pursuit of happiness is having our estate in order. Most often, when we hear about estate planning, we tend to think of it in terms of having a will for when we pass away. But since life can throw some unexpected curveballs at us, we also have to think about other things as well. Connor’s mother, Merrilee Boyack joins us to share her expertise from more than 3 decades as an estate planning attorney.   
June 19, 2018
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