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138: Arnold Kling on the 3 Languages of Politics

138: Arnold Kling on the 3 Languages of Politics

Frustrated with how so much of the political discussion going on today consists of people talking or shouting past one another? If so, you’ll be encouraged by what Arnold Kling from the Cato Institute has to say. This conversation is a golden opportunity to learn how to move beyond tribal war whoops and to really start communicating with others about political subjects.   Links mentioned: The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides by Arnold Kling
April 26, 2019
46: When Society Prizes Pleasure Above All Else

46: When Society Prizes Pleasure Above All Else

Few things get people riled up more quickly than the suggestion that exercising self control over our passions is a good thing. What if there was objective, historical evidence that societies who focus their energies on pleasure-seeking, set the stage for their own decline? Hedonism is becoming more acceptable in American culture all the time. Does it have a ripple effect throughout society? Should cultural morality require official laws and policies to be effective?
November 9, 2017
22: Jeffrey Tucker on How To Dress Like a Man

22: Jeffrey Tucker on How To Dress Like a Man

If we wish to be taken seriously, the way we dress can either help us or hurt us. This observation is less tongue-in-cheek than it sounds. Our wardrobe can have real impact on the world around us, whether we know it or not. Our guest Jeffrey Tucker is best known as a tireless writer, speaker and advocate for liberty. In this episode he makes a compelling, yet fun, case for knowing what our clothes are saying about us. It’s not so much about dressing to impress others as it’s about recognizing the respect we demonstrate for ourselves and for society when […]
August 25, 2017