JW Weatherman joins me to discuss the problems with state education — particularly in math, a subject people are essentially taught to hate — and a thrilling way the private sector has just made it vastly better, more accessible, more effective, and more fun. Guest’s… Read More
Archives for August 2018
What we learned in school: decentralization is stupid and backward, and the progressive way forward is for you stupid rubes to centralize power in the hands of your betters. This episode is the anti-that. Book Mentioned Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century , by Tom Woods The Contra Cruise! Join Bob… Read More
Sara Young, a widely respected entrepreneur and teacher, was determined to make her living from her computer so she wouldn’t have to leave her children home alone. That determination yielded her fantastic success, to the point that other moms who lived nearby urged her to… Read More
Mark Thornton joins me to discuss his new book — to which I contributed the foreword — on the so-called “skyscraper curse” and Austrian business cycle theory, and how economists of the Austrian School have been able to spot oncoming crises to which other economists… Read More
Families Against Mandatory Minimums’ Kevin Ring, who saw the problems with mandatory minimum sentences first hand, discusses a major injustice in the present system of sentencing. Sponsor Blinkist lets you read (or listen to) the key lessons and takeaways from 2500+ nonfiction books in 15 minutes or… Read More
Thanks to Michael for facilitating this discussion between Reason magazine editor-at-large Matt Welch and me.
Are things going to stabilize or worsen on the major social media platforms? Michael Malice joins me to discuss the Alex Jones situation, and the nature of social media itself. Is the contentiousness and hostility we find there something that can be fixed, or might… Read More
Historian Phil Magness joins me to discuss the controversy over Nancy MacLean’s book Democracy in Chains, which claims to trace a massive racist, right-wing conspiracy back to — of all people — academic economist James Buchanan, who is associated with Public Choice economics. The book is… Read More
The comments are pretty wacky on this one.
Alex Jones just got decapitated by Apple and other platforms, so I spend some time in today’s episode unpacking what that means. I also take on left-liberals who think the problem with the Fed and the military is lack of diversity, and right-wingers who think… Read More