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American Hysteria
The Polyamorous Cult of Ayn Rand: 'Hysteria Home Companion' Patreon Sneak Peak

American Hysteria

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 4:40


Here's a little more information about our new Patron's-only talk show Hysteria Home Companion, in which producer Miranda Zickler and I dive deeper into the show's current topic and share all the gossip from the cutting room floor as well as a little more of our personal experience with the whole self esteem thing. Our most recent episode focuses on the strange circle that surrounded writer and conservative cult leader Ayn Rand, how she used philosophy to get what she wanted, and like many insufferable people, she only wanted what she couldn't have. We've all known an Ayn Rand. Head to patreon.com/americanhysteria to get access to Hysteria Home Companion and much more! Original music by Emily Westman, check out her work at emilywestmanmusic.com

Law Offices Of Quibble, Squabble & Bicker
S3: Client 24 - Gift Horses Eat Too Much

Law Offices Of Quibble, Squabble & Bicker

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 53:41


With the gift giving holidays on the horizon, the Law Offices Of Quibble, Squabble & Bicker address a long standing situation with their new client, Gift Horses Eat Too Much. They talk about Indie Pods United Summit, Sal Vagina, Kaiser Permanente, trichinosis, chlamydia, man slut, sexually abused pizza dough, lukewarm pockets, jizzy glaze, dark horse, Cthulhu, Ayn Rand, Atlas Sharted, behind the beaded curtain, nature's car, Monty Python, Great Bribbin, bolognese, pea gravel, taxi nuns, Agnes of Goop, sweater jokes, rich and jewey, a man who works the docks, collar stays, a bunch of pigs, Joan Collins, stinky cheeses, Katrina and the Waves and a baking suit. For other episodes, go to www.qsblaw.org. They are also internettable on: Instagram - @lawofficesofquibble; Twitter - @qsblaw; TikTok - @qsblaw; Uhive - https://www.uhive.com/web/shares/z/QTTCLFU; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quiblle.bicker.3; Tumblr - quibblesquabblebicker; Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/user/QuibbleSquabble or watch them on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/LawOfficesofQuibbleSquabbleBicker --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/qsb/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/qsb/support

The Bryan Hyde Show
2021 December 1 The Bryan Hyde Show hour two

The Bryan Hyde Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 42:27


  As a guy whose success hasn't gone to his clothes, fashion has always been a pretty low priority for me. Collette from the Frugalite has a great take on why fast fashion isn't frugal and why buying long-lasting clothing is a smart move. I sure don't mean to challenge the highest paid federal employee who also just happens to be science incarnate, but here's a compilation of more than 400 studies on the failure of compulsory Covid interventions. Looks like Dr. Fauci isn't the only one out there trying to save lives. Anyone who has read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" has likely wondered if it's time to head out to Galt's Gulch to escape the growing madness of our society. Bretigne Shaffer says, we're already there and there are numerous ways of fighting back from where we are. Here's something to consider the next time you're feeling frustrated with rising gas prices. Those sitting at the top of the political class seem determined to dismantle the fossil fuels industry as quickly as possible. Ronald Stein details the many ways that Biden lacks understanding of oil's contributions to civilization. The rage and destructive division that appears to be growing in our society is largely being fueled by racial polarization. Sheldon Richman warns that this racial polarization is poison and that each of us should be speaking out against it. Show some love to my sponsors: Monticello College Lifesaving Food (use the coupon code "HYDE" at checkout for a 25% discount) The Heather Turner Team at Patriot Home Mortgage HSL Ammo Sewing & Quilting Center Govern Your Income

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: AMA with $25 Supporters & SuperChat

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 121:36


#Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3 #AynRand #Objectivism #Ethics #Politics

Give Them An Argument
GTAA Season 3 Episode 19: James Lindsay is a McCarthyite Lunatic

Give Them An Argument

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 128:13


James Lindsay is very very worried about communists. He sees "communists," "wokeists," "woke Marxists" and "CRT neo-Marxists" under every bed and stashed in every cupboard and he wants the government to pass laws to stamp out the threat although he also sort of thinks they control the government. (Confusing!) So Ben Burgis and the GTAA crew brought on an actual communist (Sean KB of Antifada) to tell us what's wrong with the dude. We're also joined by (ahem) "world-level James Lindsay expert" (we'll explain that one in the episode) Sam Hoadley-Brill. In the philosophy segment, Ben and his wife Professor Jennifer Burgis do a deep dive on how confused Ayn Rand was about utilitarianism. Nando Vila joins us to hang out in the postgame.Order Ben's new book on Hitchens:https://redemmas.org/titles/36536-christopher-hitchens--what-he-got-right--how-he-went-wrong--and-why-he-still-mattersTake the Speakeasy class on G.A. Cohen vs. Jason Brennan starting next Sunday:https://www.speakeasy.com/e/g-cohenTake the Renegade University class on Marx in January:https://renegadeuniversity.com/product/marx/Independent creators rely on your support to create the content you want! Support Give Them An Argument on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/benburgis. Patrons get a bonus episode every Thursday, access to the Discord server, a “Sopranos” Recap Bonus Episode every month with Mike Recine, Nando Vila, and Wosny Lambre, a monthly Discord Movie Night, and "Discord Office Hours" (regularly scheduled group voice chats).Follow Ben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenBurgisLike, subscribe, and get notifications on Ben's channel: https://www.youtube.com/BenBurgisGTAAVisit benburgis.com

Free America Now!
58. Anthony Fauci is an Ayn Rand Super Villain w/ Brett Cooper

Free America Now!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 54:16


Brett Cooper returns to Free America Now to discuss (1) Anthony Fauci's declaration that attacks on him are attacks on science itself, (2) Kim Jong Un instituting the fashion police in North Korea, and (3) left-wing students at Arizona State University trying to have Kyle Rittenhouse banned from campus.

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday: Who's Going to Stop Me?

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 2:11


Hello to you listening in Peterborough, New Hampshire!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Motivate Your Monday.How often have we waited for permission, waited our turn, waited to be noticed, waited to be seen or heard or understood?Enough! The question isn't, “Who's going to let me?”The question is, “Who's going to stop me?”While this quote is often attributed to Ayn Rand, an influential writer and philosopher, she never said it exactly like this. The quote is a mash-up of a portion of dialogue in Rand's 1943 book, The Fountainhead, as follows.Roark, a young, unconventional, aspiring architect is responding to the Dean of his college following Roark's recent expulsion from school.…[DEAN] “Do you mean to tell me that you're thinking seriously of building that way, when and if you are an architect? [ROARK] “Yes.” [DEAN] “My dear fellow, who will let you?” [ROARK] “That's not the point. The point is, who will stop me?”Practical Tip: Know what you want. Know where you want to go and how to get there. Know whether you will travel alone or with others. And begin!60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts 

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Wokeness -- In Medicine & Media, What is the Appeal?

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 113:33


#Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3 #Woke #AMA #Inequality #AynRand #Objectivism #Ethics #Politics

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Omicron, Smash-and-Grab

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 128:25


#Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3 #Crime #California #Covid #AynRand #Objectivism #Ethics #Politics

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: New Covid Variant, Ivermectin, Statues Coming Down, Criminal Law & the Courts

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 96:59


#Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3 #Covid-19 #Jefferson #Arbery #Rittenhouse #AynRand #Objectivism #Ethics #Politics

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Giving Thanks -- A wonderful Time to be Alive

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 79:41


Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3 #AynRand #Objectivism #Ethics #Politics

Yaron Brook Show
Tribalism Vs Trade — Yaron Brook, Daniel Hannan & Eamonn Butler at the Free Market Road Show

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 90:51


In this panel, Yaron Brook with Daniel Hannan and Eamonn Butler discuss Tribalism Vs Trade.Broadcasted live on September 18, 2021 in London, UK. Hosted by the Free Market Road Show.Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute
Steven Pinker's Half-Hearted Defense of Rationality

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 64:25


In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo and Ben Bayer discuss Steven Pinker's latest book, Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, and Why It Matters, and whether it makes a solid argument for rationality. Among the topics covered: The Objectivist framework as a context for analyzing Pinker's book;Strengths of the book;Pinker's self-refuting “humility” about the scope of rationality;Pinker's narrow “instrumentalist” definition of rationality;Pinker's view that rationality cannot evaluate ultimate ends;Pinker's case for a form of quasi-rational morality;Cognitive biases at work in Pinker's own case for morality;Pinker's and Rand's contrasting conceptions of rationality;Shortcomings in Pinker's explanation for today's irrational political tribalism;Rand's alternative approach to a rational ethics (and affinities to some of Pinker's views). Mentioned in the discussion are Ayn Rand's essay “The Objectivist Ethics,” Onkar Ghate's “Finding Morality Without God” and Ben Bayer's “Why Scientific Progress in Ethics Is Frozen.” This podcast was recorded on November 17, 2021. Listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here. https://youtu.be/lhe1ahaqmwk Podcast audio:

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Monthly $100 Supporter Hangout plus SuperChat

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 101:56


Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3

The Secular Foxhole
Andy Clarkson on Exalted Moments

The Secular Foxhole

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 44:29


https://the-secular-foxhole.captivate.fm/episode/back-to-the-dark-ages-with-dennis-prager (Andy Clarkson revisits us) with what he's called, “The Hidden Gem” of Objectivism. Please follow along https://www.facebook.com/groups/134367963254180/permalink/4921940807830181/ (this PDF) during the episode. The document is located on the https://www.facebook.com/groups/134367963254180 (Facebook group, The Impact of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, & Jewish Cultures). Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services: https://www.facebook.com/groups/134367963254180/permalink/4921940807830181/ (Exalted Moments (core paper from this episode)) https://exaltedmoments.blogspot.com/ (Exalted Moments blog) https://amzn.to/3HIi7ET (Letters of Ayn Rand (book)) https://aynrand.org/ (Ayn Rand Institute) https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=en038d-20&keywords=Ayn Rand&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&linkId=936f2712924605d8c82bcb973af2642e (Ayn Rand on Amazon) https://www.hblist.com/tof/index.htm (Articles by psychologists Dr. Edwin Locke and Dr. Edith Packer (The Objectivst Forum)) https://amzn.to/3x6wHRz (Impact Of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Cultures (book) ) https://www.facebook.com/groups/134367963254180 (Impact Of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Cultures (Facebook page) ) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeoGqmWTaRTKLitJAUA8sQA (Six-Point Pattern Of The Aristotelians (YouTube series)) http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/philosophy.html (Philosophy) - The Ayn Rand Lexicon http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/psychology.html (Psychology) http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/objectivism.html (Objectivism) https://courses.aynrand.org/campus-courses/advanced-seminars-on-objectivism/happiness/ (Happiness) - Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand https://medium.com/@rohingupta2k18/reinventing-maslows-model-of-motivation-5cdc0d173caf (Piece on Maslow) https://findyourstampsvalue.com/news/why-i-like-stamp-collecting-a-manuscript-by-ayn-rand-proclaiming-the-passion-for-philately (Ayn Rand and stamp collecting) https://edwinlocke.com (Edwin A. Locke) https://objectivistmedia.com/speakers/edith-packer (Edith Packer) https://amzn.to/3x5conD (Selfish Path to Romance: How to Love with Passion & Reason) https://amzn.to/3HCtv50 (Chocolat) https://www.prageru.com/video/eric-daniels-atlas-shrugged-by-ayn-rand (Eric Daniels: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand) - PragerU Episode 35 (44 minutes) was recorded at 10 : 30 PM CET, on October 15, 2021, with https://ringr.com/ego (Ringr app).. Editing and post-production was done with the https://alitu.com/?fp_ref=egonetcast (podcast maker, Alitu). Support this podcast

Citizen Cosmos
Dan Edlebeck, dVPN, web3 and the BlueFrenGang

Citizen Cosmos

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 54:43


In this episode, we talk to Dan Edlebeck, cofounder of Exidio. Building a decentralized VPN solution as part of the Sentinel ecosystem. Exidio is building decentralized and distributed networking solutions and contributing to the Cosmos open-source community by creating a resilient and robust decentralized VPN and allowing you to create your own decentralized and distributed VPN network. The Sentinel Network hosts open-source distributed and decentralized applications that provide users with assurance that their session information is not being logged, their communication is not being stored, and that not even the creator of the application can view any of their data. Sentinel Network is a network layer that enables a true p2p and decentralized applications and resources marketplace. Sentinel enables anyone to create Public and Private networks that provide access to both free and incentivized, and also payment method agnostic (pre-paid/escrow/post-paid) services (dApps) & distributed resources, enabling its clients to become both producers and consumers in the network. Dan's Twitter (https://twitter.com/deeeedle) We spoke to Dan about dVPN, and: What is Exidio and Sentinel? How do decentralized VPNs work? The DVPN token IBC Liquidity in a project PR and marketing in a project Memology and the BlueFrenGang Content: is it good or bad? Web3 and frontend VPN as a neutral technology Can web3 change the world? Who can be the face of a crypto brand? Daily motivational resources The projects and people that have been mentioned in this episode: | Tendermint (https://tendermint.com/) | Cosmos (https://cosmos.network/) | Exidio (https://exidio.co/) | Sentinel (https://www.citizencosmos.space/exidio) | IBC (https://github.com/cosmos/ibc) | Ethereum (https://www.ethereum.org/) | BlueFrenGang (https://twitter.com/hashtag/bluefrengang?src=hashtag_click) | Sentinel's Telegram (https://t.me/sentinel_co) | Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_Shrugged) | Sentinel Ambassador Program (https://medium.com/sentinel/introducing-the-sentinel-ambassador-program-f4b063a59d8e) | If you like what we do at Citizen Cosmos: Stake with Citizen Cosmos validator (https://www.citizencosmos.space/staking) Help support the project via Gitcoin Grants (https://gitcoin.co/grants/1113/citizen-cosmos-podcast) Listen to the YouTube version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hJ3Ycx8huo) Read our blog (https://citizen-cosmos.github.io/blog/) Check out our GitHub (https://github.com/citizen-cosmos/Citizen-Cosmos) Join our Telegram (https://t.me/citizen_cosmos) Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cosmos_voice) Sign up to the RSS feed (https://www.citizencosmos.space/rss)

Yaron Brook Show
Innovation as a Tool for Progress - with Axel Kaiser, Deirdre McCloskey, Johan Norberg and Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 90:22


In the first Ibero-American conference on cultural liberalism, Deirdre McCloskey, Yaron Brook , Johan Norberg and Axel Kaiserpanel discuss innovation and creativity.Hosted by Liberalismo Cultural on September 24, 2021.Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3

Philosophy For Flourishing
Live like an Artist

Philosophy For Flourishing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 15:40


The artist's job is to determine what is worthy of contemplation, and then to convey it via appropriate means. How can we adopt and apply the skill of prospecting for value, even if we're not artists?   Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you're listening right now.   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/objectivestandard Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjStdInstitute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/objectivestandardinstitute/   Email Jon at jon@objectivestandard.org with questions, comments, or topic suggestions.   Also check out:   The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand: https://amzn.to/3DiCrdm “The Ayn Rand Novel You Should Read First” by Jon Hersey: https://fee.org/articles/the-ayn-rand-novel-you-should-read-first/

Yaron Brook Show
The Woke: CRT Ideologies and the Negative Impact on Society with Ashton Cohen

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 56:41


Yaron Brook joins Ashton Cohen on the ELECTile Dysfunction Podcast to discuss a wide range of topics such as: What is the moral case for capitalism? What is the true history of socialism and communism and why do these ideologies always lead to poverty and human suffering? Why does Yaron believe in the philosophy of Objectivism and what does Objectivism entail? Are taxes or social welfare programs ever acceptable? Where does Critical Race Theory and “Wokeism” come from and are they derivatives of Marxism? How should we think about and deal with “Big Tech” censorship & entities such as Blackrock forcing corporations to pursue left-wing political objectives? And much more. For more on Ashton, see his channel on Youtube: youtube.com/c/ashtoncohenLike what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3

Yaron Brook Show
What is the Proper Role of Government in a Market Economy? with Prof Dan Awrey

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 48:22


In this panel, Yaron Brook and Professor Dan Awrey, discuss the proper role of government and tackle the question “does unrestrained capitalism work?”.Hosted by the Federalist Society Cornell Chapter live on November 1, 2021. See http://www.cornellfedsoc.org/ for more about the Federalist Society on campus.Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute
How Radicals Advocate for Reform

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 84:34


In this episode of New Ideal Live, Onkar Ghate and Ben Bayer discuss what it takes to effect real cultural change for people with radical ideas that challenge the status quo. Among the topics covered: Ayn Rand's radical principles of capitalism, egoism, and reason;How Rand advocated for how to begin to eliminate all antitrust laws;Rand's proposed steps in the direction of total repeal of anti-abortion laws;Rand's proposed reforms to blunt the worst effects of the entrenched public education system;Rand's proposal for the least destructive escape from the unsolvable dilemma of the Vietnam;Rand's views on how to change minds to make cultural change possible;How the Ayn Rand Institute commented on foreign policy after the 9/11 terrorist attacks;ARI's commentary during the Covid-19 pandemic;How ARI chose which aspects of government pandemic policy to analyze. Mentioned in the discussion are Ayn Rand's essays “Antitrust: The Rule of Unreason” and “Tax Credits for Education,” from her book The Voice of Reason; her article “A Suggestion” from The Objectivist; her lecture “The Wreckage of the Consensus”; her essay “What Can One Do?” from her book Philosophy: Who Needs It; and her book The Art of Nonfiction. Also mentioned are Ghate's white paper, A Pro-Freedom Approach to Infectious Disease, and a podcast episode titled ”How Can We Change People's Minds About Ayn Rand's Controversial Ideas?” This podcast was recorded on November 10, 2021. Listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here. https://youtu.be/M8eHcYu0aLE Podcast audio:

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Live from Guatemala -- What it Will Take To Win

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 87:08


Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3#Capitalism #UFM #Liberty #AynRand #Objectivism #Politics

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute
America’s Stakes in Taiwan Strait: With Scott McDonald

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 60:35


In this episode of the New Ideal podcast, Ben Bayer interviews Scott McDonald, an international relations PhD candidate at Tufts University and an expert on Chinese political theory and foreign policy. Among the topics covered: Scott McDonald's background and current work on the subject of Taiwan;The current state of relations between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China (PRC);The pragmatism that led to America's decision to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan;The consequences of America's betrayal of Taiwan for its broader foreign policy;How Taiwan adopted American values in spite of this betrayal;The prospects of war in the Taiwan Strait;The likely consequences of a war between the PRC and Taiwan;The influence of Chinese philosophy on PRC geopolitical decisions;The “social metaphysics” (second-handedness) of Chinese philosophy;The pragmatism and altruism of current American foreign policyAyn Rand's comments on the values betrayed by American policy on Taiwan. Mentioned in the discussion is Ayn Rand's essay “The Shanghai Gesture,” a three-part article in the Ayn Rand Letter published in March and April of 1972. In that essay, Rand analyzes Richard Nixon's historic trip to China as a philosophic defeat. Of particular relevance is the following remark about the importance of U.S.-Taiwan relations: No, this is not an appeal for another senseless, altruistic war, this time to defend Taiwan. Taiwan can take care of itself, if we do not turn deserter. It is not a policeman's gun, but his firmness that keeps peace in a neighborhood and protects it from gangsters. Our token military presence has kept Taiwan peacefully safe for twenty-two years. Our withdrawal could precipitate a war involving the entire Pacific. (Does anyone remember the consequences of the Allies' withdrawal from the Sudetenland and the Ruhr?) And whatever our view of Nationalist China, we do not have the right to bargain its lives away as pawns in secret negotiations for some undisclosed policy of our own. This podcast was recorded on October 15, 2021, and posted to YouTube on November 10, 2021. Listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here. https://youtu.be/baqwdOWhjrU Podcast audio:

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: New -- University of Austin, Telosa & Charter Cities

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 101:39


Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3#CharterCities #Prospera #HigherEducation #AynRand #Objectivism #Politics

Yaron Brook Show
Yaron Debates Europe: Social Media Public Square or Private Property with Brendan O'Neill

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 66:32


Yaron debates Europe: In this episode, Yaron Brook and Brendan O-Neill weigh in on social media and its right to censor users. This video is part of the Yaron debates Europe series hosted by Ayn Rand Institute Global and Ayn Rand Centre UK as a virtual event broadcasted live on September 28, 2021.Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute
What Jonah Goldberg's Rejection of Ayn Rand Reveals

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 71:12


In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo and Onkar Ghate discuss Jonah Goldberg's public rejection of Ayn Rand, and what that shows about the conservative movement. Among the topics covered: Why Goldberg's comments matter;How Goldberg's adamant rejection of Ayn Rand betrays his ambivalence about the value of freedom;Why Goldberg says Rand doesn't belong in the conservative movement;Whittaker Chambers's dishonest, anti-American article about Atlas Shrugged;Why Ayn Rand's opposition to religion threatens conservatives;The irrationality of Goldberg's conservative view that everyone must respect religion;The anti-intellectuality of Goldberg's reaction to Ayn Rand;How conservative critics of Trump fail to see him as essentially religious;Ayn Rand's response to a question about similarities with William Buckley. Mentioned in the discussion are the book Essays on Atlas Shrugged and Ayn Rand's talk A Nation's Unity. This podcast was recorded on November 3, 2021. Listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here. https://youtu.be/VmIHFi8Jzrs Podcast audio:

Pinko Commie Slutz
Atlas Shrugged is a Rhianna Story

Pinko Commie Slutz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 92:13


Slutz Talk: Mormons, Rhianna's Fenty Show, Ayn Rand's Ghost, cults, and how Steve got punched in the face (ow!) -- Patreon: www.patreon.com/pinkocommieslutz Rate us on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2yI1lGW Follow us on Twitter: @pinkocommieslutz Bunny @bunnythemelis Steve @pinkosteve Cover Art and Theme Song by @eviljekyll on Twitter --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pinkocommieslutz/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pinkocommieslutz/support

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Yaron's Rules for Life #11 -- Be Curious

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 112:13


Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3#Curiosity #SelfInterest #Selfishness #AynRand #Objectivism #Politics

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: The Economics of Nationalism (National Conservatives)

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 105:44


Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3#Globalism #Globalization #ConservativeNationalism #NationalConservative #AynRand #Objectivism #Politics

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Democrats Lose; Zillow; Fed is Starting to Taper

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 111:06


Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3#FederalReserve #Republicans #Elections #AynRand #Objectivism #Politics

The Thought Leader Revolution Podcast | 10X Your Impact, Your Income & Your Influence
EP311 - Thought Leader Nuggets #31: Shiraz Baboo - Rewrite Your Reality

The Thought Leader Revolution Podcast | 10X Your Impact, Your Income & Your Influence

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 31:21


Mindset. What we choose to believe becomes our reality, whether our beliefs serve us well or not. Sometimes our beliefs bring us to a dead end and things can get complicated. Our guest discovered this after he realized that his severe rheumatoid arthritis was a desperate attempt by his subconscious to cope with ways his mindset was complicating his life. Now he's an expert on teaching people to rewire their brains according to renewed belief systems. Shiraz is co-creator of the upcoming Wealthy Healers Summit, with our guest from last week, Courtney Lyons. The summit  aims to empower healers by giving them financial freedom, ultimately giving them freedom to do more of their important work. The summit brings together thought leaders in the realms of business coaching, media coaching, branding, social media, image consulting, marketing, podcasting, networking, JV strategizing, speaking, and course creation. In this episode, you'll discover: How to destroy mindsets that don't serve you. How to live a life of service AND make a fortune. Steps to take toward accelerating the growth and success of your business.   To learn more about Shiraz Baboo: https://energeticmagic.com/ https://www.shirazshifts.com/ Facebook LinkedIn The Wealthy Healers Summit runs from November 15th to the 17th. You can find more information here. Also mentioned in this episode: Ayn Rand's book Atlas Shrugged   Visit eCircleAcademy.com and book a success with call Nicky to take your practice to the next level.

The Remote Real Estate Investor
How to achieve financial independence to retire early with Diania Merriam

The Remote Real Estate Investor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 36:29


Diania Merriam is the founder of the EconoMe Conference, a financial independence conference, and the host of the Optimal Finance Daily podcast. At the age of 28, Diania climbed out of $30K of debt in 11 months to begin her journey to financial independence.  In this episode, Diania shares about what it took to reach debt freedom and how she is powering her path to retiring early. This episode is loaded with actionable insights for you to get your finances in order and start building real wealth. --- Transcript   Before we jump into the episode, here's a quick disclaimer about our content. The Remote Real Estate Investor podcast is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as investment advice. The views, opinions and strategies of both the hosts and the guests are their own and should not be considered as guidance from Roofstock. Make sure to always run your own numbers, make your own independent decisions and seek investment advice from licensed professionals.   Michael: Hey, everyone, welcome to another episode of The Remote Real Estate Investor. I'm Michael Albaum. And today with me, I have Diania Merriam, who's going to be talking to us today about the economy conference that she is the founder of as well as some financial independence tips that she has learned along her life's journey. So without further ado, let's get into it.   Diana, thank you so much for taking the time to come talk personal finance with me today. I really appreciate it.   Thanks for having me.   Michael: No, my pleasure. So you are the founder of a really cool conference called economy.   Diania: Yeah.   Michael: Tell us a little bit about what that is. Because I know it's coming up here in like 30 days, right?   Diania: Yes, we are exactly a month away at the time of this recording. But essentially, economy, the easiest way to describe it is it's like the TED talks of the fire movement. And you guys can't see me. But I'm doing air quotes over here, because we're not associated with TED talks, which is like the easiest way to explain what it is. So we have amazing mainstage speakers that talk about financial independence from a lot of different angles, whether it be really tactical information, or just more inspiring stories. And then we also do a number of breakout sessions to kind of connect you with like minded people. Because as you know, money is such a taboo topic, right? And we don't often get the opportunity to surround ourselves with people that are comfortable talking about this stuff.   So one of the things I like to say about pursuing financial independence is like what's the point of being FI and retiring early if you have no one to hang out with? Right, here's your opportunity to meet your people to meet your tribe.   Michael: Your playmates yeah.   Diania: Exactly. So we've got all these breakout sessions, we do an after party, we do a lot of social activities on the last day of the event. So it's really just an amazing weekend, someone last year describes it as a party about money, which is exactly the vibe I was going for.   It's really, the point of it is inspiration and community around a topic that is so you know, influential for us all?   Michael: Oh, that's awesome. And is I know, this year, it's out in Cincinnati. Is it always in Cincinnati? Or does the location move every year?   Diania: Yes. So we're actually in our second year, because I had the brilliant idea of launching an event based business in the middle of a pandemic.   Actually, our first event was March 7 of 2020. It was one week before everything shut down due to COVID. But I had been planning the event for 20 months. This was like something I could have never anticipated that I would have to navigate. So yeah, we got really lucky on our first event. And this is actually going to be our second and yes, it's at the same venue, which is the University of Cincinnati.   Michael: Awesome, awesome, awesome. So I've got kind of a question for you. And I'm curious, why did you think you were qualified to host and found a conference talking about money? What's your story? Like?   Diania: Yeah, like who the hell do I think I am? I mean, as far as qualifications? Um, that's a great question. I think that I was just someone with a really ambitious idea. That's probably crazy. Most people told me I was crazy. When I when I first came up with this idea, but the reason why I wanted to do this is because figuring out my financial situation completely changed my life. So my background is that, you know, my 20s, I was very focused on my career, living in New York City. I got to my late 20s, about 28. I decided I should probably look at my money situation, like what's going on here, right. And I ran a credit report on myself and realize that I was 30 grand in debt for like no good reason. It was simply living outside my means.   And half of that debt was student loan debt, which doesn't sound too bad until you consider that I got a full academic scholarship to college. Like, the fact that I had any student loan debt is just ridiculous. It still blows my mind. But when you're at that age, and you're completely financially illiterate, you know, someone offers you loans, and you don't really…   Michael: Oh look free money!   Diania: I mean, you Yeah, you just, it's just what you do, right? No one like advised me that maybe that wasn't a great idea. So I found myself in this situation where I'm 30 grand in debt in my late 20s. My 30th birthday is looming. I think it's one of those really reflective birthdays for like, what am I doing with my life?   Michael: Yep, right.   So I came across this article that was sent to me by a friend from Mister Money Mustache. I'm sure you know that blog, right?   Michael: Know him very well, yeah.   Diania: Yes, one of the most popular probably the most popular blogger in the fire movement, which I keep throwing around this word fire. I want to make sure everyone's on the same page stands for financial independence retire early. Right, To me it's a it's a lifestyle movement with a goal of financial freedom. But a lot of people look at it as like a bunch of frugal weirdos and we're all in a cult.   Diania: It's not   Michael: Chanting about money.   Diania: Yeah, exactly. So I discovered Mister Money Mustache. And I like to say that I think the article was something about like, viewing your debt as an emergency. And I like to describe finding that blog as a refreshing punch in the face, because I had never heard anyone talk about money the way that he did. And I just devoured that blog with a spoon. I read like every single article, I got a little obsessive over it.   But it really inspired this very deep mindset shift within me. And I did a complete 180 I got out of that 30 grand of debt and 11 months. And from there, I started saving about 60% of my income. And it completely changed my life. It opened up so many options. That just didn't seem possible for me like that, it allowed me to dream bigger, you know. So one of the things that motivated me to even want to get out of debt is I had this goal to go walk the Camino de Santiago, which is a 500 mile trek across Spain. It just seemed like this ridiculous life adventure that felt so outside my comfort zone. But it's what I wanted to do for my 30th birthday.   So getting out that was kind of a motivator for me to get out of debt. And then when I got back from that trip, so that was in 2017.   Michael: Wait, timeout. So you did it?   Diania: I did it. Yes.   Michael: So when I got back, you just glossed over it! Oh, that's incredible.   Diania: Yeah, it took me 38 days, and it was a wild adventure. absolutely wild. Yeah, I walked with anywhere between 10 to 20 miles a day, with like, 20 pounds on my back, I met incredible people. That's actually I have an arrow tattoo on my wrist,   Michael: Okay.   Diania: And it's because the whole way is marked by arrows. They're like spray painted on trees, or like, carved into these stones. And so every time I would see an arrow, it'd be like a very comforting symbol that I like, wasn't lost.   Michael: Still on the right path.   Diania: So yeah, yeah. So um, when I got to Santiago, which for many people is the finish line, I ended up getting this tattoo. But yeah, that's something that I would have never dreamed would be possible, given my financial situation in my late 20s. And, you know, a lot of the people that I met on the trail were in their 60s or they were at traditional retirement age, they had to like wait to be able to do that. So it just getting my money in order opened up this incredible option.   And I just feel like my getting my finances in order almost allowed me to ask bigger questions like, What do I want to do with my time? What do I want to create? What kind of people do I want to surround myself with? And so getting out of debt was a big milestone in that regard. Walking the Camino was a big milestone. I negotiated a remote working arrangement with my employer. So I moved from New York City to Cincinnati, which people are like, what, why? Why would you do that?   But I will tell you that Cincinnati has everything that you would want out of a big city with like none of the downsides. And the cost of living, you just can't beat it. I mean, I really am marketing Cincinnati as the number one city to pursue financial independence. And a couple things we're doing actually at the economy conference in that regard, like our coffee vendor as a local vendor.   We're doing an urban hike on Sunday morning of the event, a three hour urban hike to show off how amazing Cincinnati is. And then with Roofstock, we are doing a chartered real estate bus tour. It's a two hour tour where we're going to drive you around the amazing neighborhoods in Cincinnati that are really good investments. And we have an expert that owns 42 doors here. He's flipped three dozen houses, and he's going to do some case studies on his best properties.   So if you are interested in low cost of living in an amazing city, you've got to come out to Cincinnati and I feel like I have the authority to say that because I came from New York City that's usually whatever where everyone wants to go.   Michael: Yes.   Diania: Now come to Cincinnati.   Michael: I love it. And I'm gonna second that call to action to get out to Cincinnati. I do a lot of investing out in Cincinnati and across the river in Covington, Kentucky, and I went out to visit a property and I happen to be there actually around this time a little bit later in October and found myself and I think the second largest Beer Fest or Oktoberfest, rather outside of Munich, Germany, and just had an absolute bombing, the food scene. I think they've got the most micro breweries like per capita of maybe any city. Tons of coffee places, Coffee Roasters popping up, it is just a very, very cool city for no one who, for people who haven't been before, so totally love it. Love it. Love it.   Diania: Yeah. Yeah. So, you know, being out here getting back from the Camino, you know, I adopted dog, I buy a house, I find myself a Midwestern gentleman, you know, life is good. Yeah. But I was still kind of asking myself these big questions like, What do I want to do with my time. And so at this point, I'm saving 60% of my income, I'm still, you know, fully employed with the same company that I had worked for nine years in New York City. And I had this idea that you know, what I was asking myself, what would I want to do with my time if I no longer had to work for money?   And I decided I wanted to create this party about money. And a big reason for that is because I had been going to different events, and exposing myself to people that were very, like, growth oriented, their life seems so expansive, and it really helped me broaden my perspective on what's possible in my own life. So for example, one of my favorite events is called World Domination Summit. I know that sounds insane, like who produces that, pinky in the brain?   Michael: Pinky and the brain, yeah, exactly.   Diania: But this event, I mean, as someone as frugal as me, you know, I got out of 30 grand of debt and 11 months, I really brought down my spending in order to do that this event is $700 A ticket. And I will tell you, it is worth every single penny. Because the people that you meet there are just incredible, and they're doing such amazing things. And every time I would leave, I would feel like my life is so full of possibility. I also had gone to events like Camp FI, or Camp Mustache, sense positive. These are kind of rooted in the financial independence community. And it's a way for people to spend a weekend together with like minded people.   Now, I saw an opportunity to create kind of a large scale event. So like Camp FI, Camp Mustache, usually around 60 people for like a weekend at a retreat center. Right? I wanted to do something more like World Domination Summit that's a little bit more grand. It's more of a production. You know, it's more of a show. It has a really strong entertainment element to it. And so I modeled my event really after World Domination Summit, but I brought that price tag way down. I'm actually doing it for $200 A ticket, but it is definitely worth $700 A ticket. I'm not charging enough.   But yeah, it's funny, because this event was supposed to be my early retirement project when I reached FI at 40 years old, but I just got so excited about it. I couldn't wait. I had to do it now. And I'm really glad that I did. Because it's been quite the adventure.   Michael: Oh my god, what a cool story. And next time someone asks, don't gloss over the fact that you hiked 500 miles. That's an amazing feat, among many others. You just mentioned that is so cool. That is so cool.   So I,   Diania: Well thanks so much.   Michael: No, of course, of course, what I'd love to do is kind of get into the meat and potatoes, if you will, of financial independence and just kind of getting your finances or so I think your story where you found yourself in your late 20s is so common for so many people, they don't realize what student loans are, how the payback works, how debt works, how finances work. So what did you do? Other than change your mindset, like brass tacks, what did you do on a daily, weekly, monthly basis? And you were able to pay off 30,000 in debt in 11 months? Because that's that's something no small feat.   Diania: Yeah, I would say big lifestyle changes, right. So when I looked at where I was spending money, then I would say the first thing I did was increase my awareness around my situation, honestly, because a lot of us are just swiping the credit card, we're not paying attention of where our money is going. So I started tracking every single dollar I spent. And I saw that I was spending a ton of money eating out, you know, going out for happy hour. I mean, let's be honest, I had my 20s in New York City, you know, like I was a party animal.   And I think what I obviously like I was very social creature, I mean that's kind of another reason why I'm into these in person events. I'm a very social person, very extroverted. So I was spending so much money going out. And so what I ended up doing, and I think this is really important, when you think about decreasing your expenses, a lot of people look at that as deprivation, they look they think of it as I can't go out anymore. And I saw it as an opportunity to be resourceful and creative, and really to get to the root of what are my values and how do I align my spending with my values in a more efficient way.   So the value for me was spending time with other people, I don't need to remove that from my life, let me just do that a little bit more efficiently. So I started like hosting these elaborate dinner parties in my apartment, where I would like makeup games, I made my apartment more fun than a bar, everybody else would bring the booze, I would cook the food. And you know, I'd always have themes like, I just, I think back on that time, and it was so wild. Like I would tell people, you know, bring a photo from your awkward phase. And then we'd like all pass around these photos around and like make fun of each other or like   Michael: That's so good   Diania: The night was like, was like tonight's the evening of compliments. And it was like a game of who can give the most compliments to other people at the table. And we would like, we would like keep score. I mean, it was just silly, but it scratched my itch for human connection in a really resourceful way. Another thing I did was, you know, rather than buying clothing, I would host these clothing exchanges, all of my more fashionable friends would clean out their closets, I would do like a clothing swap, while sipping mimosas and listening to music in my apartment on a Sunday afternoon, you know, I started to see my, my frugal behaviors is actually far superior than the convenience of swiping a card because I not only got my needs met, but I also got to be creative in the process.   And so I kind of feel like if you're reducing your expenses, and it feels like deprivation, I think that you're not being creative enough about it, I think it can be a really fun thing. And I also think the other piece of it is really understanding that that hedonic treadmill, we're all on when it comes to consumerism, right? We all want, you know, the new shoes and the fancy car and the nice stuff. And I think that I had to really grow a new sense of gratitude for what I have. Now.   If you develop a deep appreciation for what you have now, you're almost combating that desire for more. Right, I think you're combating your consumerist conditioning. And I started to see things that I used to think were a burden, I would just laugh them off as a first world problem. So for example, we all know, the big three, right? And personal finance, when you're reducing your expenses, you want to reduce your housing, transportation and food, those are the things that people spend the most money on. And so I was locked into a lease, you know, or, you know, with my apartment, so I couldn't really do anything about that transportation. I didn't have a car, I was using public transportation. And I had, like, commuter benefits through my job. So I feel like I was optimized there.   But when it came to food, I could I could really have a huge effect there. So I started cooking every meal that I ate. I was bringing lunch every single day making, you know, gourmet breakfast, of like omelets with goat cheese and smoked salmon. I mean, I was eating very well, I'm not talking rice and beans. But for most people, when I would tell them I'm cooking, every meal I am eating, they look at that as such a burden.   And it's like, actually, no, I should be celebrating the fact that I have access to a grocery store that I can get any ingredient I want at any time at that grocery store, right? Like, we are so fortunate and I think if we can shift our mindset and be grateful for how fortunate we are, we're combating that desire for that consumerist convenience. Another thing that really struck me when I was reading Mister Money Mustache is he says that luxury is a weakness. And that really helped me shift my mindset because I realized if I can be happy on very minimal amount of money, that's like a superpower. Right? And I wanted to learn that skill before something externally happened.   So I think self imposed restriction, it has the opportunity to lead to a lot of personal development, when it's externally imposed by a job loss, or like a health scare. I didn't want to try to learn it under those conditions, I think it would have been a lot less fun, you know. And so I think it was really empowering for me to just learn to live on less and enjoy it. I mean, I spent a lot more time reading books from the library and working out and journaling. And I stopped wearing makeup for a long time and got comfortable with my with what my face looks like. I mean, you know, these are all things that you can look at it as deprivation or you can see it as incredible opportunity to grow.   Michael: That's incredible. Total side note. Do you know Wim Hof?   Diania: Yeah.   Michael: Are you a big Wim Hof fan?   Diania: Oh, What a weirdo. Yeah, that guy. My boyfriend does his breathing every morning. It's really obnoxious.   Michael: Oh, that's awesome.   Diania: Yeah, here I'm like huffing and puffing in the living room this morning. So my wife is a huge fan. And I've come on board to the cold plunge thing I totally buy into, but he talks about forcing yourself to be uncomfortable and putting yourself in uncomfortable situations. So when life throws something that you, you can handle it. And that totally sounded very similar to what you're talking about of, hey, do it for yourself. So that way, when life throws you a curveball, you're more than ready.   Diania: Absolutely.   Michael: No, I love that. I love that. But you also did. I mean, you also uprooted your life and move that in New York and to Cincinnati. So yeah, I mean, you said that you were locked into this lease, but it doesn't sound like you renewed that lease, or you stayed in New York much longer after having this revelation.   Diania: Yeah. And, you know, when I was in New York, for about 10 years, I had to move almost every year. I think the longest I stayed in a place was like a year and a half, maybe two years. But it's, you know, you're constantly changing roommates, because no one can afford to live alone. And then the rents will go up like $100 every year. So you're really forced, I was forced even deeper and deeper into the bowels of Brooklyn, you know, and then I ended up, I ended up getting this. The last place I lived. I did live there for two years is the first time I've ever lived alone as an adult.   It was in Sunset Park and I was paying $1,800 a month for this like cockroach infested apartment. That was just Yeah. So when I was making the decision to go walk the Camino and 2017 My I did the Camino in the fall, my lease was up in May of that year. So my landlord wasn't going to let me sublet for those two months. So I knew I was going to have to leave anyway, and find a different situation. And so it was like if I'm gonna move again. And I'm in this situation where I've got no man, no kids, no debt. Let me just go, like, put my big girl pants on and move to the Midwest and try something different, you know?   Michael: Yeah totally.   Diania: Just, I was always intimidated by the idea of like uprooting my life and starting over in a new city. But I had the benefit of I had a really close friend in Cincinnati, who I visited a few times. And so I got the sense of the area. And she was my only connection to Cincinnati isn't like I grew up here. I grew up in New Jersey. I had no other friends or family or anything besides her. And that was really helpful, though, because she was another very social person. So she just dumped me into her friend circle. Oh, and that's kind of how I got going here. Yeah, yeah.   Michael: That's great. That's great. And so now that you are kind of on the other side of the wall, or standing on top of the wall or the mountain, what advice do you have for people? I mean, in addition to the wealth of knowledge you've already shared, what do you what do you see looking forward? And what can you share with people?   Diania: Yeah, um, I would say when you're first starting out, like I'm helping a friend right now who's really deep in debt, who is just starting from scratch, trying to clean up her finances. And when I sit with her in our meetings, it's like, she's just so overcome with shame, and fear. And she's like sweating, as we're talking about this stuff. And I encourage her as well as anyone else in that situation, let your curiosity be bigger than your fear.   Because when it comes to money, it really is all figureoutable. But you have to have the mindset that it's fixable in order for you to be able to kind of face the music and like look at the reality of your situation, so that you can come up with a plan to dig out of it. It's totally possible. But it really all starts with your belief system. So there's a lot of people where I'll tell my story, and they'll say, Well, you could do that. But here are all the reasons why I can't do that.   Michael: Why I can't, right. Yeah.   Diania: And and I think if that's your initial reaction, that's your first thing that you got to tackle. I think you've got to change your belief system to recognize that it is possible and start to get curious about how it could be possible versus just immediately dismissing it. I think that's good advice for when you're first starting out. I think as you move through your financial journey, and you start hitting milestones, like for me, I hit debt freedom. Amazing. Then I had a fully funded emergency fund. Awesome. Then I started fully funding my retirement vehicles to the point where I reached Coast FI, which for those who aren't familiar Coast FI means that I have invested enough in my retirement vehicles that in 30 years because I'm 34 right now, it will grow to what I need for traditional retirement. So in essence, I don't really have to save for traditional retirement anymore. If I didn't care about early retirement and I can kind of take my foot off the gas a little bit because I've hit those certain milestones.   And then, you know, saving to a place where I got my first side hustle so I started hosting this podcast called optimal finance daily, which is a daily show, 10 minutes or less, I'm reading you articles about personal finance. So I like to say that all these amazing personal finance bloggers wrote these great songs, and I get to perform the covers, you know.   Michael: That's great.   Diania: It's, it's a show that's been around for five years, and they were looking for a new host, and I just went for it. And so this is kind of my first, you know, little side hustle income.   So, I would say though, as I've progressed through these milestones, my trajectory and goals for the future have definitely shifted. So I would say, like, be flexible about financial goals, because when I first started this, I thought, What I wanted was to just reach financial independence and retire early. And then as I've gone along through the years, and it's only been, what, six years that I've been on this journey, my desires and goals kind of keep shifting and changing, because the, it's almost like, the universe presents you with opportunities along the way.   And so if you're so laser focused on just reaching financial independence, you may miss out on these opportunities to learn about yourself and learn about what do you want to do with your time? What do you want to create in the world? And who do you want to spend that time with those three questions to me, has become kind of the focus on my path to FI. It's not like I gave up on my goal. But I just I've kind of, I'm not so laser focused on the money piece of it. Because I've realized that money is only as valuable as your clarity on how you're going to use it, and your comfort level with how much is enough.   So if you don't have clarity and comfort around your money, yeah, if you don't have those two pieces, you could be a multimillionaire and still be miserable. Right? I don't want to reach that point. I want to use my financial bandwidth to kind of explore those two things along the way. I also love this quote from Ayn Rand who wrote like The Fountainhead, and she says, money is only a tool, it will take you wherever you want to go. But it won't replace you as the driver.   And I just think for so many of us, we look at money as the goal versus as the tool to use to reach our goals. And that's something that I had to learn in in for myself, because I had always just kind of had money as the goal once I discovered the fire movement.   Michael: Yep. Yeah, no, I'm right there with you. And I always said, I'll figure it out when I get there. But then I realized, oh, there's too many other things to figure out along the way, that having money be the tool is a much better way to go.   Diania: Absolutely. If you're miserable on your path to FI you're likely going to be miserable when you reach FI   Michael: Yeah. Yeah, I think that's so well said. So well said. And so then I'm curious if you can share with everybody, what is it? What is your investment kind of portfolio look like? Is it stocks? Is it bonds is a real estate? How do you see yourself hitting that hitting the hitting FI?   Diania: Yeah, so I went for the Simple Path to Wealth model. And I would say that most of my money is in the tax advantaged accounts of what my 401k So I actually quit my job in January of this year. That's crazy. That was 10 months ago.   Michael: Congratulations that's awesome.   Diania: Yeah. So okay, so little sidebar, that's kind of a really good representation of what I mean about being flexible, because I had just thought that I was going to stay with my employer until I reached financial independence. But things changed, right, I ended up getting this new boss, the dynamic of the company, after nine years of being employed, there changed considerably. And so, you know, the, I kind of felt like the party was over, and the company didn't value me anymore.   And so I could have just put my head down and pushed through it because I have this goal of financial independence. But instead, I decided to kind of take a risk and a bet on myself to see like, Okay, I've got this, but I like to call FU money. So that that's defined as a year to have your expenses liquid. So I had a year in cash, and I had a year in after tax brokerage, which I really don't want to touch the after tax brokerage, but it's almost like my backup plan, my additional layer of a safety net. But that's something that it was almost like the universe presented me an obstacle and an opportunity at the same time. And so that could potentially slow my path down to FI.   Or something could happen. And I could, you know, find a new source of income. I'm exploring like 14 different sources of income right now. And so one of those could blow up and then it could expedite my path to FI. It's almost like I gave up the security of a regular paycheck and opened myself up to the uncertainty. You know, like I had plotted out my whole plan before because it was based on a steady paycheck. And now it's not. So who knows? Maybe I reach FI by 40? Maybe not. But to answer your question directly, um, I have my IRA. Now a traditional IRA, that was a rollover from my 401k. I've got a Roth IRA, and also my HSA   Michael: That is tough to say five times fast.   Diania: Yeah yeah So I have, I would say, the bulk of my money is invested there, and I am like, VTSAX all the way, I just, I'm 100%. In stocks, I don't have any bonds, because I have a very high risk tolerance. But also I don't want to be, I don't want to have to rebalance every year. Right? It just is simpler for me that I don't need to rebalance every year. It's all in a total market index fund, set it and forget it. I also own my home.   Now, for the first two years, I had a roommate who was paying like 95% of the mortgage. So I did a little bit of house hacking. But I did buy this house with the knowing that it would be an amazing rental one day, so I'm living in it for now. And I believe that this will I don't look at it as an investment yet. I think it's going to be once I start renting it out sometime in the future.   But yeah, I would say that my investments are very much so just simple stock portfolio with my retirement vehicles, a property that could become a rental property, I do want to get more into real estate in the future. I will be honest, that is something that has intimidated me so much I should take your course.   Michael: Come to Roofstock Academy, Yeah absolutely!   Diania: Yes, yes. And all of my friends are reaching financial independence so much quicker than me through the real estate strategy. So I'll tell you a fun story. My one of my first events that I went to five events was called Camp Mustache. It's like followers of Mister Money Mustache. And I actually ran a breakout session. That was all attendee case studies. So there were four of us, who basically opened up the books on our finances, here's our income, here's our expenses. Here's where our portfolio stands today, here are the assumptions that we're making. Here's our growth trajectory. Here are some, you know, nuances we want to point out, and we let people like poke holes in our plan, because we're in a room full of   Michael: Vulnerable that is awesome.   Diania: So yeah, it was, it was great. For me, because, you know, I'm figuring all this stuff out on my own reading about stuff. And to be able to, like be in a room of other really smart people, many of which, who have already reached financial independence. And for them to be like, No, you're good. Like, do you don't need to stress about tax loss harvesting, you're fine. You know, like that, that was really reassuring to me to have. So it was almost like, I was always a good student, you know. So it feels like I got the good star that a plus for my teacher.   But what was fascinating about that breakout session is that two of the case studies, were these two guys, that made half my income, literally half my income, but they were on this fast track to FI they were going to reach it and half of my time, because of their real estate strategy. So I really do think like real estate is the way to do it the fastest. I think it's obviously more complex, it can be more labor intensive than just, you know, buying index funds. And, you know, you don't have to plunge a toilet on an index fund in the middle of the night. You know, you don't have to deal with tenants and all that stuff. So I definitely think that index funds strategy is easier. But it I think it is faster if you go with real estate.   Michael: Yeah. And just for everyone listening, how much did we pay you for that plug for real estate?   Diania: Nothing. I mean, it's just me watching all of my friends killing it. And like trying to work up the courage to do it myself.   Michael: Yeah, come on over. We I know a great place for you, we can get you all squared away. Because I couldn't agree more I think it you hit the nail on the head that anybody can go pick a stock and just put their money into it. And they can make money, they can lose money. I think real estate is more complicated. Coach Tom and I want to do their coaches at the Academy just put out a YouTube video talking about how passive real estate investing really is?   And the answer is, it's not for most of us, it's not here to go buy property it's not. So you really need to go learn about what's involved, versus kind of just throwing mud at the wall and seeing what sticks in terms of stock picking. Or you get this collective, you know, collective safety when you're buying the entire market. So I love that. I love that data. This has been so awesome. Thank you so much for hanging out with me. Do you have any final parting wisdom for everybody who's listening?   Diania: Oh, man, I feel like I gave you all my gems, all of my sound bites.   Michael: So then let's go back and re listen to this episode if you're listening at home, and where can people find out more about you and the economy conference?   Diania: Yeah, so if you go to economeconference.com. And that's econome with an ME at the end, not an MY, because if you look at the spelling of my name, I really appreciate misspelled words.   Economy conference.com, you can read about all our speakers, you can see all the programming we have planned. You can buy tickets there. Again, it's happening in just a month. So it's right around the corner at the University of Cincinnati. And then you can also subscribe to Optimal Finance Daily, which is the daily podcast that I host and you can allow me to serenade you with the sweet sounds of personal finance knowledge.   Michael: Fantastic. Well, thank you again. I definitely look forward to seeing you again. And I will talk to you soon.   Diania: Awesome. Thanks so much, Michael.   Michael: Thanks and talk to you soon. All righty, everybody, that was our episode a big big, big thank you to Diana that was so much fun. One of one of the most fun episodes I think we've recorded in a long time. So a big thank you to her again. There are so many nuggets of wisdom, pearls of joy of gold, whatever the expression is, so definitely go back and give that episode another listen to again, thanks so much for listening. And as always, we look forward to seeing you on the next one. Happy investing

Yaron Brook Show
Yaron Debates Europe: Democracy, Good or Bad? with Mo Lovatt

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 64:22


In this episode,Yaron Brook and Mo Lavatt take on democracy. This video is part of the Yaron debates Europe series hosted by Ayn Rand Institute Global and Ayn Rand Centre UK. Broadcasted live on September 7, 2021. A virtual event hosted by ARI Global and Ayn Rand Centre UK.Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute
Whistleblowers Blowing Smoke: Recent Attacks on Facebook

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 74:04


In this episode of New Ideal Live, Ben Bayer and Elan Journo discuss the philosophical assumptions behind the calls to regulate Facebook in light of recent allegations of a former Facebook employee who claims the company's various platforms encourage addiction and spread misinformation. Among the topics covered: Background on the recent attacks on Facebook;The essence of Frances Haugen's regulatory “oversight” proposal and its deterministic assumptions;The cultural prejudice revealed by the gleeful embrace of the whistleblower's claims;The nonobjectivity of Haugen's claim that Instagram causes mental health problems in children;Why it's unwarranted to say that users are “addicted” to Instagram;The brazen distortion of the statistics about suicidal thoughts among Instagram users;How Haugen's proposal ignores obvious factors behind the uptick in teenage anxiety and depression;The overt paternalism of the call to regulate Facebook and how it ignores people's ability to make choices;The sweeping determinism implied by Haugen's view of how Facebook spreads misinformation;The motivation behind Haugen's call to regulate Facebook;Why the hearing with Haugen was held. Mentioned in the discussion are Ayn Rand's essay “The Comprachicos,” available in her book The Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution; Alan Greenspan's essay “The Assault on Integrity,” available in the book Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal; and Ben Bayer's essay “How to Empower Students to Break Out of Safe Spaces.” This podcast was recorded on October 27, 2021. Listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmxENVYFK7Y Podcast audio:

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Glasgow Climate Summit Craziness; $100 Member Hangout & SuperChat

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 108:47


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Yaron Brook Show
YBS: The Role of The Military in a Free Society

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 107:55


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Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Yaron's Rules for Life -- Living by Principles

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 115:36


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Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Billionaire Tax, Dems Economic Agenda, Inflation & More

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 103:43


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The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2704 - Decades-Old Myths Of The "War On Drugs", And How They Shape Our Perception Of Mexico w/ Benjamin T. Smith

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 67:32


Sam and Emma host Benjamin T. Smith, professor of Latin American history at the University of Warwick, to discuss his recent book The Dope: The Real History of the Mexican Drug Trade. They begin by addressing the myth of the Mexican drug trade, built by both US and Mexican authorities around this moral binary of cops and federal agents versus evil Mexican cartel members, birthed, in part, from this image of a Mexican marijuana culture that never really existed outside of prisoners and soldiers, and how these elements worked to reinforce US nativist ideology. Professor Smith then discusses how the drug industries in Mexico did come around, looking at the massive boom in marijuana consumption in the US starting in the 1960s, and the resulting increase in Americans looking to Mexico for their product, before he dives into the role of local governments and police in protecting cartels for a small black market tax, even while the federal government in Mexico and the US brought out more and more punitive measures for drug trafficking. This brings them to the DEA, as they dive into their “divide and conquer” policy of turning cartels against each other and taking out kingpins with relative success working to bolster their war on drugs financially, even as addiction, drug use, and overdoses continue to soar, and they take on the similarities between this war, and the amorphous, never-ending war on terror. Professor Smith, Emma, and Sam wrap it up by looking at the continued development of organized crime as it has moved from the drug trade to more violent industries, and how this has been handled in the transition from Nieto's policy of “hugs not bullets” to Obrador's work with the Military during his presidency. Emma and Sam also discuss Mitt Romney's first pro-immigration stance when it comes to billionaires, and Joseph McCarthy's white scare of a rumor. And in the Fun Half: Pep from WA calls in to discuss US immigration and discrimination between US-sponsored vaccines and non-CDC accepted vaccines, Dan from the infertile crescent talks objectivism, Ayn Rand, and what boss you would take to a deserted island. Emma and Sam watch Tucker just get blown away by hearing someone else reiterate his own talking points on the feminization of the US, Jimmy Dore proves that lack of reading comprehension is truly a side effect of not moving past the headline, Rep. Cawthorn gets laughed out of a Dartmouth College Republicans meeting, and Thomas from VA calls in to discuss rampant Right-wing success in the suburbs and local Dems favoring incumbents over party strength, plus, your calls and IMs! Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston on January 16th HERE! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: MySolarNerd.com: There are a lot of homeowners that aren't aware of the solar options currently available. It is now possible to retrofit a home with solar panels for no money down. Most homeowners that switch over to solar see significant savings starting in their first year. This is possible thanks to the Solar Investor Tax Credit (going away soon). My Solar Nerd's mission is SIMPLE: Help you find the best solar program for your home and make the transition as EASY and SMOOTH as possible. Go to mysolarnerd.com and fill out the inquiry form now. Make sure you select Majority Report Listener for how you heard about My Solar Nerd to receive a $200 gift card upon installation! Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Squid Game Review -- What Does it Tell Us About Our Culture?

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 90:32


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Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Squid Game Review -- What Does it Tell Us About Our Culture?

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 0:13


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New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute
The New Republican Attacks on Economic Freedom

New Ideal, from the Ayn Rand Institute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 81:09


In this episode of New Ideal Live, Elan Journo and Ben Bayer discuss the Republican Party's brazen attacks on free markets. Among the topics covered: Why conservatives once appeared to be defenders of economic freedom;How conservatives betrayed economic freedom in the twentieth century;Why it's important to criticize Republicans as well as Democrats;Unjust government vaccine mandates vs. vaccines as conditions of voluntary employment;Why Republican state bans on business vaccine requirements and passports violate freedom of association;How the Florida social media “censorship” ban violates economic and intellectual freedom;How the Texas social media “censorship” ban violates economic and intellectual freedom;How we can tell there is a broader Republican push against economic freedom;Why government pressure on private companies is not a justification for regulating the companies;Why ARI speaks up in defense of the freedom of social media companies. Mentioned in the discussion are Ayn Rand's essay “Conservatism: An Obituary,” Elan Journo's essay “What Was Ayn Rand's View of ‘Conservatism'?,” Ben Bayer's essay “Ominous Threats to the Marketplace of Ideas” and his article  “Facebook: Censor or Victim?.” Also mentioned is an episode of New Ideal Live titled “Vaccine False Alternatives: Bribes vs. Mandates.” This podcast was recorded on October 13, 2021. Listen to the discussion below. Listen and subscribe from your mobile device on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or Stitcher. Watch archived podcasts here. https://youtu.be/QE0fH7k5vrI Podcast audio:

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Open Q&A With Show Supporters & Superchat

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 126:14


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Jay's Analysis
The Coming Catastrophic Event, Breakaway Civilizations & the PsyOP of The End: Jay Dyer (Half)

Jay's Analysis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 181:33


From Alternative 3 to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged to Noah and Genesis, the notion of a reset or a restart to civilization is a recurring literary and religious theme. In similar fashion, the notion of the end times – of an era, an aeon, a civilization or the world, is a powerful tool of psychological warfare and manipulation. We will look at the re repetition of this theme and its presence in religion, literature and fictional news presentations like the War of the Worlds broadcast, Alternative 3, and more! The full show is available for JaysAnalysis members below.

Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Is Socialism Evil?

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 104:05


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Yaron Brook Show
YBS: Recap of Richard Wolff Debate & The Evil of Unlimited Democracy

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 104:00


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Yaron Brook Show
Yaron Brook Debates Richard Wolff: Should the United States embrace capitalism or socialism?

Yaron Brook Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 114:49


The global pandemic and the varied responses among nations to the global economic crisis it sparked has served to intensify debates over economic self-governance. While the right argues that market economies proved resilient to the shocks dealt them, and indeed should be even freer to innovate in the face of new challenges, the left points to unprecedented government interventions that not only prevented economic collapse but even helped ease poverty. In this context, Yaron Brook and Marxian economist Richard Wolff debate the merits and perils of capitalism and socialism as models for our economic future.This hybrid debate was hosted by the Andrea Mitchell Center and the Penn Political Union at UPenn on October 12, 2021. Co-sponsored by Penn Government and Politics Association, Penn Justice Democrats, Penn for Liberty, and University of Pennsylvania College Republicans. This video originally posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVx57ilss2Q. For more like this, see the Andrea Mitchell Center's Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/PennDCC/about. Like what you hear? Like, share, and subscribe to stay updated on new videos and help promote the Yaron Brook Show: https://bit.ly/3ztPxTxBecome a sponsor to get exclusive access and help create more videos like this: https://bit.ly/2TCEqHcOr make a one-time donation: https://bit.ly/2RZOyJJContinue the discussion by following Yaron on Twitter (https://bit.ly/3iMGl6z) and Facebook (https://bit.ly/3vvWDDC )Want to learn more about Ayn Rand and Objectivism? Visit the Ayn Rand Institute: https://bit.ly/35qoEC3

KunstlerCast - Suburban Sprawl: A Tragic Comedy

Doug Casey is an American writer, financier, and the founder and chairman of Casey Research. He describes himself as an anarcho-capitalist influenced by the works of novelist Ayn Rand. Casey is an advisor on how to profit from market distortions and periods of economic turmoil. He's lately turned his talents to fiction and his recent novel, Assassins, is the third installment in the Charles Knight series of International thrillers. Doug has lived abroad for many years — visiting over 100 other countries for sheer sport — and currently hangs his hat on a ranch in Uruguay. He blogs at Doug Casey's International Man. The KunstlerCast theme music is the beautiful Two Rivers Waltz written and performed by Larry Unger.  

Dev Game Club
DGC Ep 279: BioShock (part five)

Dev Game Club

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 75:54


Welcome to Dev Game Club, where this week we complete our series on BioShock. We delve into the end and endings of the game, and of course address our takeaways.Dev Game Club looks at classic video games and plays through them over several episodes, providing commentary. Sections played: Finished the game! Issues covered: Brett's terrible fathering, Big Daddy issues, developing Suchong more as a character, Yellow Peril, leaning into pulp, being like a ship, turning the lower classes via demogoguery, leaning on the Irish, tracing the arc of Diane McClintock, using abstraction to hide real harm, character dualities, turning you into a Big Daddy, seeing the evolution and development of the program, putting the big boots on, fully integrating the backstory into the level and narrative design, redesigning to support the movement of the Big Daddy, changing the perspective, moving from alien camera views to first-person perspective, forcing the section where you protect the Little Sister, being paranoid about keeping the Little Sister alive, playing this section on Hard, BioShock 2 as a better-playing game, handing you the syringe, also becoming a Little Sister, where the series goes from here, the specificity of the series, how to adapt the themes of the series repeatedly, the point of no return, the boss working on paper and maybe not in-game as much, Fontaine being under-developed, still getting Ryan's story after his death, not knowing enough about Fontaine before meeting Ryan, the binary that drives the bad ending, becoming like your fathers, unmotivated world monstrosity, the good ending, doing something other games hadn't, BS jobs, failures of capitalism, a shooter with the heart of an immersive sim, greater approachability, two senses of place (sight and sound), high production values, ease of use/play how you like to/forgiving design. Games, people, and influences mentioned or discussed: Fu Manchu, Titanic, Ratchet & Clank, Revenge of the Jedi, 2K Games, Cloud Chamber Studios, Activision, Call of Duty, Fallout, Star Wars, Metroid, Prometheus, Alien, Six Feet Under, The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand, Bullshit Jobs, David Graeber, Debt: The First 5000 Years, Occupy Wall Street, Dishonored 2, Prey, God of War (series), Portal, Control, Kirk Hamilton, Aaron Evers, Mark Garcia. Next time: Bonus: the sequels! Twitch: brettdouville or timlongojr, instagram:timlongojr, Twitter: @timlongojr and @devgameclub DevGameClub@gmail.com

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
2685 - Climate Change: An Idea of the Past, Present, and Future w/ Mike Hulme

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 72:22


Sam and Emma host Mike Hulme, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Cambridge, to discuss his recent book Climate Change, which covers how public opinion on climate change has shifted over the last few decades, and what we can do to move towards policy solutions. They start off with a conversation on what has developed since his previous book, “Why We Disagree About Climate Change,” focusing on both the Paris Agreements and the continued development of extreme climate catastrophes, before they attempt to tackle the question of the roles that natural versus social scientists have and should play in pushing for solutions to climate change. Beginning by jumping back to the 1980s, Prof Hulme, Emma, and Sam look at how the IPCC, as the first intergovernmental address of global warming, centered on physical scientists. Next, while acknowledging the incredible importance natural scientists play in tackling climate change, they discuss why framing it as a science issue rather than a policy-based issue has hindered us from actually taking it on, while looking at the importance of really localized policy solutions in order to equitably handle the consequences of climate change, before discussing the inherent issues in any universal prescription for this problem. They wrap up the interview by touching on the similarities in the mentalities of climate change denial and COVID denial, and why the US framing of the relationship between constituents and federal government exacerbates both of these, and reemphasize why we must do more than just “follow” science, but act with policy. And in the Fun Half: Emma and Sam discuss the impending vaccine mandate as the right gets narrower and narrower with their scaremongering, from Kilmeade's vaccination jail argument (despite Fox having their own mandate) to Crowder and his producer struggling to figure out how to correctly fudge the numbers. Daniel the former objectivist calls in to discuss the utmost importance of really understanding where Ayn Rand sits between objectivism and libertarianism and Kowalski from Nebraska gives some tips on using religion to help conservatives come around on climate change. They also cover the continued chaos around the upcoming votes on the bipartisan and reconciliation bills, plus, your calls and IMs! Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here. Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ (Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com) You can now watch the livestream on Twitch Check out today's sponsor: MySolarNerd.com: There are a lot of homeowners that aren't aware of the solar options currently available. It is now possible to retrofit a home with solar panels for no money down. Most homeowners that switch over to solar see significant savings starting in their first year. This is possible thanks to the Solar Investor Tax Credit (going away soon). My Solar Nerd's mission is SIMPLE: Help you find the best solar program for your home and make the transition as EASY and SMOOTH as possible. Go to mysolarnerd.com and fill out the inquiry form now. Make sure you select Majority Report Listener for how you heard about My Solar Nerd to receive a $200 gift card upon installation! Support the St. Vincent Nurses today as they continue to strike for a fair contract! https://action.massnurses.org/we-stand-with-st-vincents-nurses/ Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein's podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! Subscribe to Matt's other show Literary Hangover on Patreon! Check out The Letterhack's upcoming Kickstarter project for his new graphic novel! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/milagrocomic/milagro-heroe-de-las-calles Check out Matt Binder's YouTube channel! Subscribe to Brandon's show The Discourse on Patreon! Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow Check out Jamie's podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!) Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Call the Congressional switchboard (the House: 202-225-3121, the Senate: 202-224-3121) to demand your representatives don't vote on the infrastructure bill until reconciliation passes!