You may not know Jeff Harmon by name but chances are you've watched one or more of his hilarious, viral advertisements online. Jeff's advertising agency Harmon Brothers is raising the bar in how to effectively persuade people through humor. Many of the same principles that apply to selling a product can also be applied to persuading others to accept our ideas. This episode is a must listen for anyone who is working to change the world in a positive way.
Most of what the average citizen knows about U.S. foreign policy is limited to whatever military actions or government aid is being reported by our news media. John Perkins joins us on the podcast to reveal the truth about some of the self-serving economic developments that have been taking place out of our view. His experiences are firsthand from the time he spent convincing foreign political leaders to take out massive loans as an economic hitman. Who really wields the greater influence around the globe, corporations or governments? John's answer may surprise you.
Seeing the world as it really is can be harder than it sounds. Even though we're adrift on a sea of information, it's still easy to be misled or under-informed on critical issues. It's not so much a matter of being told outright falsehoods as it's a matter of understanding how mass media works and what happens when crucial facts are omitted. We also discuss worthwhile ways to become better informed no matter what information sources you're accessing.
Raising responsible, self-reliant, can-do kids isn't easy. Especially when the perception of danger is everywhere. Lenore Skenazy made headlines a few years ago when she allowed her then 9 year old son to take the subway home from Bloomingdales department store, by himself. Of course, he made it home safely. However, when her story hit the media, she was labeled "America's worst mom." If you've ever been caught up in the kind of irrational fear that leads to hyper-vigilant "helicopter parenting", Lenore has a message of hope that you need to hear.
Technology is changing our world right before our eyes. It's the result of highly creative people constantly innovating to create better ways to get things done. When that new and better way creates a new market and starts replacing established competitors, it's called disruptive innovation. Johnny Hanna is the founder of Homie and he's revolutionizing the way people buy and sell their homes. On this episode of Society and the State, he gives us the scoop on how Homie is disrupting the real estate industry, for the better.
It's telling that taking a stand on principle guarantees you'll be out of step with what is popular. Contrary to what you see on social media, persuading people to open their minds shouldn't require force or intimidation. In this episode, Connor and Bryan discuss 3 highly unpopular ideas and how to help others discover a degree of clarity regarding the principles behind them.
The difference between a peace officer and a law enforcer is not well understood by the public. This means that otherwise good people can find themselves in handcuffs without behaving like a dangerous criminal.
More people than ever are getting arrested—usually for petty offenses against laws that rarely used to be enforced. And because arrest information is so easily available via the Internet, just one little arrest can disqualify you from jobs, financing, and education.
Even if you're never charged or convicted, a simple arrest can follow you for the rest of your life.
Even the most law-abiding citizen can get bagged for breaking ridiculously minor rules. Our guest will teach you how to sidestep this unhappy fate.
Defense attorney Dale Carson is the author of "Arrest Proof Yourself", a book that teaches the law-abiding how to stay on the right side of the law. As a former police officer and FBI agent, Carson is uniquely qualified to give insights into how cops think and, most importantly, how to avoid that long, lonely ride to jail.
Where can a person find freedom in modern day America? The Free State Project has been working for 15 years to make New Hampshire the go-to state for freedom lovers. Matt Philips joins Connor and Bryan to discuss the ideas behind bringing freedom-minded people together. Learn why perpetuating freedom requires action more than simply sitting around talking about it with like-minded people.
Throughout human history, one of the clearest dividing lines between those who were free and those who weren't was whether or not a person could read and write. It's as true today as it was in ancient Greece or Rome.
Technology has put unfathomable amounts of information at our fingertips but what good does it do us if we don't read? Connor and Bryan tackle the challenges and rewards that await those who still see the value of building their understanding of the world around them by feeding their minds from great books.
They also share some of their top choices for must-read material for freedom lovers.
The traditional script that most of us grew up with goes something like this: Go to college, get a degree, use that degree to get a job, make lots of money, buy stuff, retire, run out the clock until your life is over.
It's a script that can stifle personal creativity and even one's life mission. Isaac Morehouse is the energetic and inspirational founder of Praxis. Morehouse has blazed a different trail for those who wish to create their own signal and career path. It's an innovative and fulfilling way to do what you were born to do by harnessing the power of apprenticeship.
Life is unpredictable. Live long enough and you will have the opportunity to reinvent yourself—most likely more than once. Historian and bestselling author Tom Woods shares his best insights on how to take life's twists and turns in stride and come out on top.
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