Post Tagged with: "culture"

145: Should Government Be the Agent of Change in Abortion?

145: Should Government Be the Agent of Change in Abortion?

Few things feed the power the state more than when we invite it to become the ultimate arbiter of right and wrong. This is particularly true regarding the topic of abortion where the moral question at the root of the dialogue is getting lost in the struggle to impose solutions on others. Is using the force of law to establish our position the best solution? Could more innocent lives be saved without appealing to the state?   Links mentioned: Society and the State Episode 130: Joe Baker on An Innovative Approach to Abortion How Dependency on Government Makes Us Less, […]
May 29, 2019
143: Why Socialism is So Popular Among the Young

143: Why Socialism is So Popular Among the Young

Is socialism gaining in popularity among younger people? For that matter, is capitalism on the outs with the millennial generation? Depending upon who you ask, this appears to be the case. But where do these attitudes originate? Do the young people allegedly embracing socialism even understand what it is, or are they just excited at the prospect of “free” stuff? In this episode, we discuss how to counter this trend and when to start teaching free market principles to youngsters.   Links mentioned: Why Socialism is So Popular Among Young People by Connor Boyack Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the […]
May 20, 2019
136: Daniel and Ellinor Petersen on One Family’s Failed Attempt to Homeschool in Sweden

136: Daniel and Ellinor Petersen on One Family’s Failed Attempt to Homeschool in Sweden

Parental choice in your child’s education isn’t something to be taken for granted. Depending upon the country in which you reside, homeschooling your child may be seen as a questionable act. In this episode, we visit with the Petersen family and discuss the legal battle they’ve fought with officials in Sweden for the right to homeschool their kids. Their story should be heard by every parent who feels a personal responsibility regarding their child’s education.  Links mentioned: Homeschooling Family Appeals to Supreme Court by HSLDA Sweden continues to quash homeschooling by Michael F. Haverluck
April 16, 2019
135: 10 Tips to Make a Difference

135: 10 Tips to Make a Difference

Life takes on noticeably greater depth and purpose when we are actively living to make a difference. It’s not enough just to be against something, we have to know how to stand for something and how to persuade others. If you’ve reached the point where you’re no longer content shouting slogans from the sidelines, here are some proven tips to help you wield your influence wisely.   Links mentioned: How Do You Describe Yourself? by Paul Rosenberg
April 11, 2019
134: Michael Tanner on The Inclusive Economy

134: Michael Tanner on The Inclusive Economy

Think of how many public policies have been created for the purpose of helping the poor. Now ask yourself, why does it seem that none of them are working? Michael Tanner joins us to discuss the ways that the political left and right are inadvertently making matters worse with their respective approaches to bring wealth to the poor. You’ll learn what government should be doing to stop pushing people further into poverty and how the power can be authentically empowered.  Links mentioned: The Inclusive Economy: How to Bring Wealth to America’s Poor by Michael Tanner Why Are People Poor? by […]
April 5, 2019
133: Do We Need a Social Safety Net?

133: Do We Need a Social Safety Net?

A key part of the conversation regarding personal liberty and free markets always comes back to the proper role of government in our lives. One of the most common justifications for the expansion of government power is the perceived need for some type of social safety net. Is the term “social safety net” synonymous with the welfare state? What are some of the options that exist to care for the truly needy without increasing the size and costs of government?   Links mentioned: From Mutual Aid to Welfare State: How Fraternal Societies Fought Poverty and Taught Character by David Bieto […]
April 2, 2019
130: Joe Baker on An Innovative Approach to Abortion

130: Joe Baker on An Innovative Approach to Abortion

Few things are as controversial as the topic of abortion. One-size-fits-all approaches only tend to reinforce the controversy by causing their proponents to dig in ideologically. In today’s episode, Connor visits with Joe Baker from Save the Storks. Joe’s work is proving to be a creative way to tackle the issue with a eye towards furthering the protection of innocent lives. Bridge-builders are few and far between on this subject, so listen as Joe explains how it’s done. Links mentioned: 8 Out Of 10 Women Change Their Mind on Abortion After Visiting a Stork Bus. Why So Many? Save the […]
December 22, 2018
126: Ben Taylor on What a World with AI Might Look Like

126: Ben Taylor on What a World with AI Might Look Like

Of all the technological advances going on around us, none have so much potential to change our world as the science of artificial intelligence (AI). Some see AI as a potential danger, e.g. “The Rise of the Machines”, while others see it as the next giant leap forward for mankind. Ben Taylor is the co-founder and Chief Data Officer of ZIFF, the world’s only unstructured database powered by AI. He joins us to discuss the implications of what a world with AI might be like.  
November 22, 2018
125: Lessons Learned from John Taylor Gatto

125: Lessons Learned from John Taylor Gatto

One of the most influential voices on education fell silent recently when John Taylor Gatto passed away. For many of us who have homeschooled or sought alternatives to public schooling, Gatto was the catalyst that caused us to begin questioning compulsory education. As a highly respected and award-winning former public school teacher, John Taylor Gatto spoke with clarity on the system in which he once taught. If you don’t know his story, it’s worth learning.
November 19, 2018
124: Paige Figi on the Little Girl Who Changed the Medicinal Cannabis Debate

124: Paige Figi on the Little Girl Who Changed the Medicinal Cannabis Debate

Nothing helps to shift public perception on an issue like putting a human face and story to how the issue affects common people. Paige Figi is the mother of Charlotte, a young girl who suffered from a severe form of epilepsy. Charlotte is one of thousands of patients who have found authentic relief in medicinal cannabis products. Paige joins us to discuss how her little girl’s illness prompted an exhaustive effort to gain access to a powerful naturally occurring plant that makes a world of difference in Charlotte’s life.  
November 14, 2018