When it comes to numbers, the Millennial generation is king. This means they'll have an increasing amount of influence on society as they mature. If you want to influence the members of this generation, it's going to require different tactics than previous generations did. Economist and author Matt Kibbe joins us to discuss what works and what doesn't when it comes to advocating for liberty and free markets among Millennials.
How we view politics goes far beyond who we vote for during an election. The way that we understand how society should work, how people should interact and the role government should play are all a part of our individual political philosophy. Naturally, that's pretty difficult to compartmentalize, even when it comes to how we raise our kids. How do our personal politics affect the way we parent?
If you've ever wondered whether you're really qualified to teach your own children, Laura Blodgett has a message you need to hear. Your confidence as a parent will soar when you hear Laura's take on why you're more qualified than you've been led to believe. Learn about the difference between institutional learning and the quality of learning that happens when you become an expert on each of your kids.
Do arrest and ticket quotas help or harm the efforts of local police? Former Salt Lake City officer Eric Moutsos describes what happens when police administrators tell officers they’re being evaluated on how many tickets they write and how many arrests they make. He explains how it’s a great way to create unnecessary distance between the police and the communities they serve. Eric speaks from a position of first hand experience and a desire to see a meaningful conversation begin before the divide grows any larger.
From holidays to patriotic rituals, there are many things we celebrate throughout the course of the year. Lots of people are willing to join the celebration but how many genuinely believe in what they're celebrating? Should it matter if our observance takes place from a position of substance and comprehension or are we fine just going through the motions?
How differently would police protect and serve the public if their departments were subject to the same market forces and customer choice as the private sector? Commander Dale Brown of the Detroit-based Threat Management Center has some answers that will likely surprise you. He spells out what the past couple of decades have revealed in places where private security provides policing. When protectors of people and property are accountable to their customers, the quality of service goes up and the propensity for violence goes down.
If you aren't familiar with the story of the White Rose, here's your chance to get to learn what real courage looks like. Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation joins us to discuss the fate of a handful of courageous young Germans who bravely spoke out against their own government during WWII. If you consider yourself a defender of freedom, this story is one that should inspire and strengthen your resolve to be that person whose deepest principles can be counted on in all situations.
What trait do many of the most influential people throughout history share? They were autodidacts or life-long learners. Free and prosperous societies are made up of individuals whose love of learning didn't stop in the formal classroom setting. In this episode, we also discuss how the barriers that once kept people from knowledge have been disappearing. For those who wish to become the best version of themselves through a lifetime of learning, time is the only obstacle remaining.
The free market is a concept that's not widely understood by much of the public. This is painfully apparent when encountering discussions involving economics. Dr. Richard Ebeling joins us to discuss what the free market is and what it isn’t. He also makes the case for the moral foundation of individual freedom and choice that underlies free market economics. If you’re a defender of the free market, here’s your chance to stock up on philosophical ammunition.
Would America's founding generation still recognize the republic they gave us? Most of us sense that some serious changes have taken place over the past 230 years. Quantifying those changes is a challenge unless you know your American history. Professor Angelo Codevilla spells out some of the most significant changes and whether we’re reaching a point of no return. He also offers timely advice on what we can do as individuals to maintain the best aspects of the republic.
When it comes to explaining the world around us, there always seems to be a good conspiracy theory. What are we to make of them? From the 9/11 attacks to Edward Snowden’s pulling back the curtain on the NSA, we want to know who is making the decisions and pulling the strings out of the public’s view. Of course, there’s also a downside to conspiracies that endlessly lead us down the rabbit hole while keeping us from more productive pursuits. Grab your tin foil hat and get ready to examine how we ought to approach conspiracies.