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Secure Freedom Radio Podcast
With Gordon Chang, Bill Walton and Yoram Ettinger

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 52:58


GORDON CHANG, Contributor, Gatestone Institute, Newsweek, Author, “The Coming Collapse of China,” “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes the World, “Losing South Korea,” and “The Great US-China Tech War,” @Gordongchang Gordon Chang discusses the various dangers athletes and spectators may be subjected to should they participate in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games Chang makes the case of decoupling from China: “You're not really looking at market fundamentals anymore, you're looking at political decisions of a Communist regime” Chang: China has somewhere between 35 to 45 million more men than women BILL WALTON, Chairman, Resolute Protector Foundation, Host, The Bill Walton Show, Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality, @billwaltonshow Bill Walton responds to China's declining birthrates: “Population is one of the strong indicators that's linked to economic growth…China's curve's moving the other direction” What implications will President Joe Biden's nomination of Sarah Raskin to serve as the next vice chair for supervision at the U.S. Federal Reserve have on monetary policy moving forward? Will Raskin push the Fed to write about climate change as a “systemic risk” Walton: Larry Fink is a genius with money, not at climate change or public policy AMB. YORAM ETTINGER, Former Minister for Congressional Affairs, Embassy of Israel in the U.S., Former Consultant to Israeli and US legislators, @YoramEttinger Amb. Yoram Ettinger discusses how the Iranian regime has not changed since revolution Yoram delves into the wider relationship between the Palestinians and the international Arab community at larger What is the current state of Israel-China relations?

Vent Lab
EP208 - Poverty Pro Tips

Vent Lab

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 61:25


EP208 - Poverty Pro Tips by Vent Lab

The Clever Girls Know Podcast
223: How Tanya Went From Poverty To A 7 Figure Portfolio

The Clever Girls Know Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 36:20


On today's episode, Tanya Taylor shares the steps she took to build a 7 figure portfolio after growing up in poverty and arriving in the U.S. on her own as a then undocumented immigration. MORE ABOUT TANYA Tanya is a CPA, MBA and financial coach based in New York City and the Founder & CEO of Grow Your Wealth . She helps professionals and small business owners ditch bad debt and create a 6 or 7 figure retirement income by learning how money works, so that they can build a legacy without feeling financially stuck. WHAT TANYA DISCUSSED: 1. Her back story on what inspired her to want to achieve wealth despite growing up poor 2. How did you get started on her journey to building a 7-figure portfolio 3. What her 7-figure portfolio consist of today AND MUCH MORE HOW TO KEEP UP WITH TANYA - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GroURWealth   - Website: https://growyourwealth10x.com/about-us/  (You can take her free course on the six steps to building a 6 or 7 figured retirement via her website) - Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanya-taylor-cpa-mba-2bb5387/   - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/growyourwealth10x/   ❤ Get the best-selling Clever Girl Finance Books: https://clevergirlfinance.com/books ❤ Get access to 30+ free courses, worksheets, savings challenges, and our favorite banking resources: https://clevergirlfinance.com/course-packages/ ❤ Read the Clever Girl Finance Blog: https://clevergirlfinance.com/blog ❤ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/clevergirlfinance

The Electorette Podcast
Intergenerational Poverty and the Pandemic, with Alison Moore & Fardosa Hussein of Comic Relief US

The Electorette Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 37:27


The economic fallout following the pandemic will affect certain segments of the population harder than others; women, people of color, Black Americans, and other marginalized groups will have a tougher professional and economic road ahead of them once the pandemic ends. The effects of the pandemic on groups who are burdened by intergenerational poverty will be even deeper. Alison Moore, the CEO of Comic Relief US, and Fardosa Hussein, a documentary photographer, and a member of Comic Relief's Youth Advisory Council, join me to discuss the impact of the pandemic on intergenerational poverty, and what steps we need to take to address it. Listen to All Electorette Episodes https://www.electorette.com/podcast Support the Electorette Rate & Review on iTunes: https://apple.co/2GsfQj4 Also, if you enjoy the Electorette, please subscribe and leave a 5-star review on iTunes. Also, please spread the word by telling your friends, family and colleagues about The Electorette! WANT MORE ELECTORETTE? Follow the Electorette on social media. Electorette Facebook Electorette Instagram Electorette Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jovan Walker's Hope Line
BREAKING THE SPIRIT OF POVERTY IN YOUR LIFE

Jovan Walker's Hope Line

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 4:07


BREAKING THE SPIRIT OF POVERTY IN YOUR LIFE --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jovan-walker-jermaine/support

Life's Worth Living Foundation Podcast
LWLF Podcast - Season 2 Episode 36

Life's Worth Living Foundation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 76:45


My guest this week is my buddy Therapist Jed Thorpe. Well here we are again starting a new year, 2022. The last couple years have been plagued with a pandemic, and it seems to be going no where. Jed is here to talk about how to prepare for a rough year, regulating emotions and normalizing anxiety. We may jump off course and go other places as well. If you are like me, your mind takes you places and Jed was happy to go there.

Nonprofit Jenni Show
128. Why Would a Nonprofit Rebrand Itself? An Equity Reflection

Nonprofit Jenni Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 37:58


We chat with Nicole Brandt Minyard from Daybreak Arts (formerly Poverty and the Arts) about how and why her organization decided to rebrand itself. We specifically ask, Why would a nonprofit need a new brand? And how does the language you use impact your mission? In this episode, we mention a few resources you may want to check out! — Learn Grant Writing's free webinar on how to become a grant writer — Nonprofit Megaphone's services to help you obtain and manage the Google Ad Grant — My once-per-week email newsletter, where you can get a short summary of every podcast episode: nonprofitjenni.com/subscribe   Produced by Ben Hill Sound  Music by Emily Summers ©2022 Nonprofit Jenni. All Rights Reserved.

#STRask with Greg Koukl
Did Lazarus Go to Heaven Because of His Poverty?

#STRask with Greg Koukl

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 22:11


Questions about whether the parable of the rich man and Lazarus teaches that Lazarus went to Heaven because of his poverty and how to respond when someone refuses to answer Columbo questions. Does the parable of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19–31 teach that Lazarus went to Heaven because of his poverty? How should we respond when someone refuses to answer Columbo questions?

The Private Practice Startup
Episode 286: How to Break the Cycle of Entrepreneurial Poverty

The Private Practice Startup

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 33:47


Racheal Cook is on a mission to end entrepreneurial poverty of time, energy, and money for women business owners. She's an MBA-trained business growth strategist, founder of The CEO Collective, the host of the Promote Yourself to CEO Podcast, and a best-selling author. Over the last 16 years, she has helped thousands of female entrepreneurs design predictably profitable businesses without the hustle and burnout that doing #allthethings inevitably accomplishes. Fun fact: Racheal also has a degree in music performance and almost became a professional French horn player.

1A
What The End Of The Child Tax Credit Means For Childhood Poverty

1A

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 33:42


The advanced child tax credit has ended. Families will have to pay for rent, food, and child care without that help from the federal government.The credit, however, wasn't meant to be temporary. But since Congress chose not to save it after failing to pass President Joe Biden's Build Back Better Act, December was the last month families received that monthly few hundred dollars.We talk about how the child tax credit could have been the key to ending childhood poverty for millions of Americans.This show is a part of our listener-suggested series. At the beginning of the year, we ask our listeners what topics they want to learn more about.Want to support 1A? Give to your local public radio station and subscribe to this podcast. Have questions? Find us on Twitter @1A.

Back2Basics: Reconnecting to the essence of YOU
E137: Sharon Coleman- Rewriting your Life Story

Back2Basics: Reconnecting to the essence of YOU

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 32:08


Sharon Coleman is no stranger to failure and difficulty. At 26, she was living in poverty, divorced, and alcoholic. From the depths of despair, Sharon began searching for a path out of failure and into success.   She embarked on an incredible spiritual journey that turned her life around producing full spectrum wealth, a wildly successful career, deep meaningful connections with family and friends and most importantly, an EASY system that anyone can use to bring their dreams into reality!Learn more about Sharon or book a clarity call:https://HerDivineLife.as.me/60mins-clarity-call  

Thrive By Design: Business, Marketing and Lifestyle Strategies for YOUR Jewelry Brand to Flourish and Thrive

Quay Flom of Yellow Bird Arts Duluth shares her journey from poverty to a thriving multi 6-Figure Jewelry brand owner and designer. Discover the EXACT steps she took that led her to consistent sales and building a multi 6 figure retail chain store.      Here are the resources mentioned in the show:   FREE Jewelry Brand Makeover Bootcamp 2022

Elevating Beyond with Mark Minard

This show is dedicated to THE HUMAN RACE. BLACK DUDE, Pierre Evans, sits down with WHITE DUDE, Mark Minard, and they have a really, really, real, HARDCORE WOKE SESSION, about all the BULLSH** this mediocre world of cancel culture, wishy-washy, People Pleasing, Non Critical Thinking, DEUSCHB***, are too SPINELESS to talk about.  Racism, Reverse Discrimination, Interracial Marriage, Business, Drugs, Poverty, Wealth, Success, COVID, The Flu, The Common Cold, Blacks, Whites, Pinks, Yellows, Rainbows, Christians, Muslims, Cops, Pronouns, Verbs, The Cosby Show, Overcoming Adversity, 50 Cent, Eminem, and HOW TO ESCAPE SLAVERY OF YOUR MINDSET, and Learn to be a FREE THINKER! Follow Mark Minard on instagram @mark_minard  Follow Pierre Evans on instagram @pierre5ql

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
Dr Peter Hotez and Ophira Eisenberg Episode 517

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 90:22


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more Today's Sponsor is TrueBill.com/Standup Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D. is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the Director of the Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) and Texas Children's Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics.  He is also University Professor at Baylor University, Fellow in Disease and Poverty at the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy,  Senior Fellow at the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas A&M University, Faculty Fellow with the Hagler Institute for Advanced Studies at Texas A&M University, and Health Policy Scholar in the Baylor Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. He is the author of Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism: My Journey as a Vaccine Scientist, Pediatrician, and Autism Dad Poverty and the Impact of COVID-19: The Blue-Marble Health Approach and most recently Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-science Most recently as both a vaccine scientist and autism parent, he has led national efforts to defend vaccines and to serve as an ardent champion of vaccines going up against a growing national “antivax” threat. In 2019, he received the Award for Leadership in Advocacy for Vaccines from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  Dr. Hotez appears frequently on television (including BBC, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC), radio, and in newspaper interviews (including the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal). =---------------------------- Ophira Eisenberg is a Canadian-born standup comedian and writer. She hosted NPR's nationally syndicated comedy trivia show Ask Me Another (airing on 400+ stations) where she interviewed, joked, and played silly games with some of the biggest and funniest folks in the world.  Lauded as “hilarious, high risk, and an inspiration,” Ophira filmed her comedy special Inside Joke, when she was 8½ months pregnant. The show's material revolves around how she told everyone that she was never going to have kids, and then unexpectedly found herself expecting at “an advanced maternal age.” Inside Joke can be found on Amazon and iTunes, along with her two other comedy albums, Bangs!and As Is. She has appeared on Comedy Central, This Week at The Comedy Cellar, Kevin Hart's LOL Network, HBO's Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. The New York Times called her a skilled comedian and storyteller with “bleakly stylish” humor. She was also selected as one of New York Magazine's “Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny,” and hailed by Forbes.com as one of the most engaging comics working today. Ophira is a regular host and teller with The Moth and her stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in two of The Moth's best-selling books, including the most recent New York Times Bestseller Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible. Ophira's first book, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamyi s a comedic memoir about her experiments in the field as a single woman, traveling from futon to futon and flask-to-flask, gathering data, hoping to put it all together and build her own perfect mate. She is also sought after as a brilliant interviewer and moderator, and has interviewed dozens of celebrities, writers, and actors. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ophira graduated with a Cultural Anthropology and Theater degree from McGill University. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY where she is a fixture at New York City's comedy clubs Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Also check out Gareth Sever  Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast
With Gordon Chang, Bill Walton and Sam Faddis

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 53:03


GORDON CHANG, Contributor, Gatestone Institute, Newsweek, Author, “The Coming Collapse of China,” “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes the World, “Losing South Korea,” and “The Great US-China Tech War,” @Gordongchang Gordon Chang talks about the food shortage crisis in China Chang responds to National Security Council official Kurt Campell's recent comments that the U.S. needs to engage with China to fight back climat change BILL WALTON, Chairman, Resolute Protector Foundation, Host, The Bill Walton Show, Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality, @billwaltonshow Bill Walton warns about the shifts in China's domestic marketplace, and what effect these alterations will have on the global balance of power What is Black Rock, Inc. doing with 10% of the world's Gross Domestic Product? SAM FADDIS, Former Clandestine Operations Officer, CIA, former Congressional Candidate, Editor, ANDMagazine.com, Author, “Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA,” @RealSamFaddis Sam Faddis discusses the physic of suicide bombers - and the Taliban's newly established suicide brigade Faddis talks about the threat posed to Olympic athletes in Beijing this upcoming February

Clearing the FOG with co-hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
More Than Ever, Food Not Bombs Needs To Become A Reality

Clearing the FOG with co-hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 60:01


Food Not Bombs was founded in 1980 to provide direct aid to people while educating about the perversion of spending so much on the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) while tens of millions of people do not have the basic necessities. It has turned into a global movement to build food sovereignty and organize systems outside the establishment. Clearing the FOG speaks with Keith McHenry, the co-founder of Food Not Bombs, about the criminalization of homelessness, their recent legal victory in Florida and why we must be concerned about increasing homelessness in the United States and the overall direction the country is going. McHenry speaks about his family ties to the founding of the military and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as the violence he and others have experienced because of their activism. For more information, visit PopularResistance.org.

Denise Walsh - Dream Cast
Ep 252: From African Poverty To Profiting in USA

Denise Walsh - Dream Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 51:48


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Unreached of the Day
Pray for the Sunda in Indonesia

Unreached of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 1:01


People Group Details:  https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15121/ID Listen to "A Third of Us" podcast with Greg Kelley, produced by the Alliance for the Unreached: https://alliancefortheunreached.org/podcast/ Watch "Stories of Courageous Christians" w/ Mark Kordic https://storiesofcourageouschristians.com/stories-of-courageous-christians

TweetTalk: The Black Wealth Podcast (Tweet Talk)
112- Money Management vs Poverty Management

TweetTalk: The Black Wealth Podcast (Tweet Talk)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 72:23


This episode Charles aka Todd Millionaire (Twitter: @RealToddBillion) and Raphael (Twitter: @WorkMoneyLife) sit with Don Bucks of Rappin' Dough @RappinDough stock options trader and entrepreneur. They talk about trying to get free instead of looking rich, trading options, making money online, do'ers respecting other do'ers, Black Friday sales, conversations around money in the Black community, the difference between money management and poverty management, continuous improvement, and much more! Follow us on social media: Twitter- Tweet Talk Podcast @TweetTalkPod Charles @RealToddBillion Raphael @WorkMoneyLife   Instagram: Podcast-  @TweetTalkPodcast Charles- @ToddBillion @Todd.Capital @BlessABlackMan Views Luggage brand  @views.at.todd.capital   Learn how to make money trading stock options, from Todd Capital!   PRE-ORDER the brand new course from Charles/ Todd Capital, "Business Automation Masterclass" https://gumroad.com/a/386774131/wdgps for $40 before it goes to $199!   Grab all the Todd Capital money-making course here: https://gumroad.com/a/386774131   This show's sponsors: Premium shoes need premium shoelaces from Get Laced Laces at GetLacedLaces.com All-natural body care products from Pure Body Co at ShopPureBodyCo.com Okiyefa Shades- The finest shades to fit your style: OkiyefaShades.com

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman
1788 FBF: George Gilder - The Scandal of Money, Why Wall Street Recovers But The Economy Never Does, Discovery Institute, Supply Side Economics, Speechwriter for Ronald Reagan

Creating Wealth Real Estate Investing with Jason Hartman

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 36:35


Today's Flash Back Friday is from episode 677 first published on May 23, 2016. Jason's guest today George Gilder, has a brilliant way of looking at the world. He is back for his second interview and this time they are discussing his new book The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does. George has also authored Wealth and Poverty. He is the Co-founder of the Discovery Institute, one of the original pillars of supply-side economics and a former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan while Reagan was running for President. He says “You can print money but you can't print value.” Key Takeaways: 2:25 The whole world is being controlled by algorithms. 6:24 The 1031 exchange allows you to exchange one property for two and improves cash flow. George Gilder Guest Interview: 10:27 The closed loop economy is not the fault of Capitalism, it is the Federal Reserve and the Obama Administration. 13:23 Because of regulations and restrictions companies don't want to go public. 16:45 Supply-side surges the economy up by enabling creativity and growth. 21:51 How is the Fed keeping a closed loop economy? 26:38 The goal of the future is to dismantle this paralyzing regulatory apparatus and reforming the Fed. 28:41 China has demographic problems but they have a massive expansion of venture capital. Mentioned in This Episode: Jason Hartman Properties Cincinnati Property Tour Sign Up Wealth and Poverty The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does Discovery Institute

Rethink Community: The Podcast
Telling a Different Story About the American Dream: Brett + Christine Duncan

Rethink Community: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 33:29


Examining the story we tell about poverty also involves reexamining the story we tell about the opposite of poverty - what we might call success, or the American Dream. Today on the podcast, Brett and Christine Duncan of the Change Leader Alliance, share the story of when their own version of success crumbled into sudden situational poverty, and how that experience helped to reshape their own narrative about poverty, success, and wholeness.   Check Out Saving Cinderella:  http://savingcinderella.com/index-php/the-musical/

Family Talk on Oneplace.com
From Poverty to Ph.D. - II

Family Talk on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 25:55


To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/707/29 On today's edition of Family Talk, Dr. Carol Swain shares that she came to Christ in her late forties as a university professor. Clinging to Jeremiah 1:5 which says, Before I formed you in your mother's womb, I knew you, her new-found faith put her at odds with the liberal faculty and students. The author of Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children's Hearts And Minds, Dr. Swain sounds an Amber Alert for the souls of America's youth.

Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk
From Poverty to PhD - Part 2

Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 25:55


On today's edition of Family Talk, Dr. Carol Swain shares that she came to Christ in her late forties as a university professor. Clinging to Jeremiah 1:5 which says, “Before I formed you in your mother's womb, I knew you,” her new-found faith put her at odds with the liberal faculty and students. The author of Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children's Hearts And Minds, Dr. Swain sounds an Amber Alert for the souls of America's youth.

The Adam and Dr. Drew Show
#1517 Mass Formation Psychosis

The Adam and Dr. Drew Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 40:04


Adam and Dr. Drew open the show with Adam sharing a few commercials he has seen with similar themes. Drew also talks to Adam about Dr. Malone's recent interview with Joe Rogan and what his takeaways were from observing that interview. They then turn to the phones and speak to a caller whose teenage daughter is getting requests from peers to send nudes and is looking for advice. Adam also laments his inability to get those around him to follow basic logic when it comes to washing dishes (and more). Please Support Our Sponsors: SimpliSafe.com/ADAM2 Geico.com Lifelock.com, promo code ADAM Magbreakthrough.com/ADAMDREW

The Audio Long Read
‘We need to break the junk food cycle': how to fix Britain's failing food system

The Audio Long Read

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 29:46


From ultra-processed junk to failing supply chains and rocketing food poverty, there are serious problems with the way the UK eats. Will the government ever act? By Bee Wilson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

Civic
This photographer says his portraits of homeless people in SF tell a national story

Civic

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 31:53


Family Talk on Oneplace.com
From Poverty to Ph.D. - I

Family Talk on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 25:55


To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/707/29 Growing up in a two-room shack in rural Virginia, Dr. Carol Swain lived without indoor plumbing and dropped out of school after eighth grade. Despite enduring a short-lived marriage at 16, the crib death of her daughter, and several suicide attempts, the Lord had a plan for her life. On today's edition of Family Talk, Carol shares that she learned the answer to King David's question of God found in Psalm 8:4 -- What is mankind that You are mindful of them? The Lord created Carol in His image, gifting her with inherent intelligence to earn her Ph.D. and become a national Christian thought leader.

Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk
From Poverty to PhD - Part 1

Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 25:55


Growing up in a two-room shack in rural Virginia, Dr. Carol Swain lived without indoor plumbing and dropped out of school after eighth grade. Despite enduring a short-lived marriage at 16, the crib death of her daughter, and several suicide attempts, the Lord had a plan for her life. On today's edition of Family Talk, Carol shares that she learned the answer to King David's question of God found in Psalm 8:4 — “What is mankind that You are mindful of them?” The Lord created Carol in His image, gifting her with inherent intelligence to earn her Ph.D. and become a national Christian thought leader.

Lemonade Stand Stories
Alan Akina, founder of 101 Financial, talks about the foundation of poverty that led to massive success

Lemonade Stand Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 38:55


Growing up in Hawaii, Alan learned very quickly that paradise didn't come cheap. Alan and his family always had a survival mentality. They made ends meet, but just barely. Moving around all the time, finding different jobs; this was the life Alan had known. But growing older, he became fascinated with how money actually worked. Understanding principles of saving and spending less than you make, Alan created a business educating people on the principles of growing your income, without having any proper college education on finance. As he kept practicing and learning, he grew his business to what it is today, stretching his platform across the United States. But despite his incredible success, Alan remains as humble and cool as ever. He defied all odds and created his own path. Seriously check out his work!https://101financial.com/Thanks again Alan for coming on this podcast!!

Overwatch
E62: Taliban Face Massive Governing Challenges in 2022 as Poverty and Rival Militants Surge

Overwatch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 24:49


The Taliban's takeover of the Afghan government in 2021 brought the biggest shift in that country since the US invasion 20 years ago. On this episode of Overwatch, ISW Research Director Matt McInnis sits down with ISW Afghanistan Researcher Peter Mills to talk about what to expect in Afghanistan in 2022. Peter will provide his prognosis for the Taliban government as well as share some specific inflection points that he'll be watching for.

The Raygacy Show
Ep 112: From Poverty To Prosperity W/ Marko

The Raygacy Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 99:47


In this episode, we've invited an inspiring multiple properties owner! His name's none other than Marko! Marko is the co-founder of Marko & Friends™. It is a Property Appreciation Community that focuses on living a fulfilling life that is supported by passive property income. It is designed to help the average Singaporeans live their lives to their fullest with more time and freedom that is funded by a passive income. The knowledge is also shared in the hugely popular Real Estate Rebel Masterclass, which has made a difference in the lives of over 5,200 people. He wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth. In fact, he came from a rather humble background, growing up in a 600-square feet rental flat that was shared with ten other family members. Today, he owns multiple properties that generate positive passive income for him. Top 3 Value Bombs: 1) How To Find Good Properties 2) How To Add Value To A Home 3) How To Fund For Your Properties Learn more about Marko: Website: https://markoandfriends.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarkoAndFriends/ Learn more about Rayson: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Raygacy/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raysonchoo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raygacy/ Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@raygacy Want to learn how to brand yourself and interview other successful people, book a call with me here: https://calendly.com/raysonchoo/30min Missed the other episodes- Subscribe on Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/.../the-raygacy-show/id1435706344 Join The Tribe of Raygacy: https://t.me/theraygacyshowfamily If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! Thank you! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theraygacyshow/message

WhyMe with Vera-Lee - Why Me?
Checking In With Friends with Vera-Lee

WhyMe with Vera-Lee - Why Me?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 11:04


Vera-Lee discusses the importance of connection and friends to feeling good about yourself and others.Do you know the difference between and dream and a goal? Spoiler alert! It's the movement! The action you take. That's the big secret. That's where the WhyMeMovement is all about the actions we take including the decisions we make - discovering the opportunities to grow and learn through adversity. Vera-Lee has a special interest in helping people on a weight loss  journey, particularly those who relate to morbid obesity, former/forever athletes, pre or post weight loss surgery, chronic illness and disability. Vera-Lee understands how to help you with the emotional and mental side of weight loss and conditioning, using a combination of techniques and allied professionals to best support your unique needs.She is a forever athlete who applies techniques for calm yet powerful coaching/mentoring sessions to help you achieve goals and improve your personal and professional confidence in every area of your life.If you really want to achieve results in your life and you are ready to commit to the process with Vera-Lee, who understands what it is like to overcome adversity, time and time again, you can book your discovery call now by clicking this link  to find out how she can help you overcome your obstacles and rediscover passion and confidence to set and achieve those goals you desire. Vera-Lee has a specific interest in helping others with discovering a new approach to weight loss for people with disabilities, chronic illness, and who have been and are forever athletes and now dealing with unfamiliar territory of weight issues after a competitive career.Vera-Lee provides one to one and group coaching Click here to start the conversation on social media with Vera-Lee and experience her unique ability to help guide you through to your optimal state of living. Vera-Lee is from Australia and has an extensive background in Education, Sports Coaching and Business Administration and Leadership with Management Consulting. If you thought of someone who might find value in this podcast episode today, you can share the link and use it as an opportunity to let this person know you are thinking of them today, continuing the connection and relationships that foster hope and togetherness.Support the podcast and movement with a small donation here or contact Vera-Lee to discuss a sponsorship for the show to help our impact reach even further and inspire, connect and empower more people who want to life life to their fullest capacity. We appreciate your support to help the ongoing costs involved with producing this show for people in over 20 countries (at the time of this release).Vera-Lee launched in the top 30 iTunes charts in multiple countries after her training and has a loyal and growing audience who love the content being produced. #whymemovement #wtflab #weightloss #adversityistheniche #whymegirl #chewtheflab #flabtalks #flabbyfriday #weightloss #theadversityqueen #mentalhealthwarriors #foreverathlete #whymewednesday #whymepodcast #embrace #inspire #empower #connect

Bitcoin Spaces Live
Andrew Yang about Bitcoin and Poverty

Bitcoin Spaces Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 115:30


Chapters and Timestamps From This Episode:   [02:19] Chapter 1: Bitcoin 2022! [03:27] Chapter 2: Aarika's run for Congress and interest in protecting Bitcoin. [05:07] Chapter 3: The panel members introduce themselves. Plus, the first pro-Bitcoin Presidential Candidate, Andrew Yang, speaks. [14:00] Chapter 4: The race against time for an anti-poverty implementation of Bitcoin. [15:40] Chapter 5: If the American dream has been lost, what role does Bitcoin play in restoring it? [29:05] Chapter 6: What can be done to rebuild the socioeconomic ladder in the US? [37:58] Chapter 7: The two key factors that help someone climb the socioeconomic ladder. [40:36] Chapter 8: Universal Basic Income and Bitcoin: How do we make sure citizens are being protected and able to prosper far into the future? [54:10] Chapter 9: How can Bitcoin become a bipartisan movement in the US? [1:00:00] Chapter 10: Does Bitcoin support progressive values? [1:05:40] Chapter 11: Senator Lummis joins the conversation. Discussing her new bill, The Financial Innovation caucus, and solutions for improving the divisive nature of the country. [1:11:54] Chapter 12: Bitcoin is as American as apple pie. [1:17:58] Chapter 13: What makes us feel invested in a job? [1:19:50] Chapter 14: Q&A. How hand in hand is UBI and Bitcoin education? Will Andrew be running for President again? Foster care reform, and more. [1:50:00] Chapter 15: Closing remarks. How Bitcoin adoption supports anti-corruption and brings wealth to the unbanked.

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast
With Sam Faddis, Gordon Chang and Bill Walton

Secure Freedom Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 53:01


SAM FADDIS, Former Clandestine Operations Officer, CIA, former Congressional Candidate, Editor, ANDMagazine.com, Author, “Beyond Repair: The Decline and Fall of the CIA,” @RealSamFaddis Is the Omicron variant manmade? Sam Faddis: "We got all the time in the world to order everybody to get vaccinated…but no time to [investigate the origins of COVID-19]" Faddis talks about Sen. Richard Blumenthal's recent keynote address before a gathering of the Communist Party USA BILL WALTON, Chairman, Resolute Protector Foundation, Host, The Bill Walton Show, Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality, @billwaltonshow Bill Walton talks about the bankruptcy situation with China's Evergrande Walton talks about German Chancellor Olof Scholtz's recent conversation with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping - Volkswagen derives around 50% of its yearly revenue from China alone GORDON CHANG, Contributor, Gatestone Institute, Newsweek, Author, “The Coming Collapse of China,” “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes the World, “Losing South Korea,” and “The Great US-China Tech War,” @Gordongchang Gordon Chang: The Biden administration needs to view China the way China views the United States Chang: In the longterm, China does not pose a serious challenge to the U.S. - The short-term is another story Chang talks about the possibility of peace on the Korean Peninsula in the new year and its implications for a free South Korea

HISTORY This Week
Declaring War on Poverty (Replay)

HISTORY This Week

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 33:52


History repeats itself this week with an episode from the HISTORY This Week archives: January 8, 1964. In his State of the Union address, Lyndon Johnson unveils his War on Poverty, an effort to tackle subpar living conditions and create jobs across the United States. Johnson discovers that declaring war—even one on an idea—always comes with great costs. Why did LBJ pick poverty as one of his major initiatives? And what issues did he face in waging this war? This episode features Doris Kearns Goodwin (presidential historian and executive producer of The HISTORY Channel's documentary series, Lincoln and Roosevelt) and Guian McKee (associate professor in Presidential Studies at UVA's Miller Center)." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

10 Minutes with Jesus
04-01-2021 Our poverty, Jesus's abundance - 10 Minutes with Jesus

10 Minutes with Jesus

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 11:41


#10MinuteswithJesus** Put yourself in the presence of God. Try talking to Him.** 10 minutes are 10 minutes. Even if you can get distracted, reach the end.** Be constant. The Holy Spirit acts "on low heat" and requires perseverance.10-Minute audios to help you pray.Daily sparks to ignite prayer: a passage from the gospel, an idea, an anecdote and a priest who speaks with you and with the Lord inviting you to share your intimacy with God.Find your moment, consider you are in His presence and click play.All the information is on our website: www.10minuteswithjesus.org.To receive your meditation every day, click here:WhatsApp: http://dozz.es/j3wnlApple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/10-minutes-whith-jesus/id1477350613?l=enTelegram: https://t.me/tenminuteswithjesusiVoox: https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-10-minutes-with-jesus_sq_f1744292_1.htmlYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsZttEgez26FgDqCO_s3tmqeKq7Pmlkr

Prayer 2021
Study in Prayer - January 3 - God Answers Prayer

Prayer 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 8:59


Scripture of the Day:   Luke 1:13“But the angel said to him, “Zechariah, your prayer has been heard. Your wife, Elizabeth, will bear you a son and you shall call him John.”God Answers PrayerFirst of all, let me emphasize, that God is not a respecter of persons.  What He does for one person, He will do for every person….we have His promise on that.  So, why doesn't He answer the prayers of every person…?  It is up to US to get our Faith “tuned into” His Word.   Despite what you may have been taught by well meaning Christian people, God is FOR you and NOT against you!  So many people for far too long have been taught wrong.  I had heard from as far back as I can remember that God was out to “get you” if you messed up!  That is totally, one hundred percent opposite the truth! Where money is concerned, Christians have been taught that poverty is God's way of humbling us.  That people in the ministry have taken a “vow of poverty.”  That if preachers do “get” anything, they have to give it away.  We have been taught that Jesus was so poor, he did not even have a home to live in (Luke 9:58 “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head”). Jesus came to show us how to be Blessed!  Poverty is under the curse!  Jesus came to fulfill the Abrahamic Covenant.  Abraham was RICH!  Job was RICH!  David was RICH!  Solomon was RICH!  So why would Jesus be poor?  And, if he was so poor, why did he have a treasurer?  A poor man does not need a treasurer – a RICH man does! Judas must have been giving A LOT of money AWAY!  Because at the last supper, when Jesus told him to “do what you need to do,” Judas got up and left.  The other disciples thought he was going out to “give money to the poor.”  So he must have done that so often that the other disciples did not pay much attention to him leaving.  This was after Jesus told them that one of the disciples was a traitor!  So any unusual actions by any disciple would have raised immediate suspicion. But Judas' departure was just a natural part of their dinners, the other disciples did not think it was odd! Christians have been taught for so long that “money is the root of all evil.”  But the scriptures do not say that. “The love of money is the root of all evil.”  (1 Timothy 6:10). It costs money to preach the gospel. Just ask your Pastor the next time you see him!  If you are not on the church Board of Directors and just think you can show up and all is well…and you give your little offering thinking “others” will give and that you need the money more than the church does…you are WRONG! Granted, God will make sure that ministries which are doing God's work will be taken care of.  But, the responsibility falls to us!  God holds each of us responsible.   We have been taught that God allows sickness, disease or calamities to happen in our lives in order to “teach” us something.  That is not scriptural.  Sickness, disease and calamities are covered under the curses – and we have been redeemed from the curses! (Galatian 3:13-14). We have been taught that our children ran from God because of something we have done in our past.  We have been taught that our children must “find their own way.”  Both of these concepts are not scriptural.  It is our responsibility as parents to pray for our children and teach them that God loves them and is there for them when we cannot be. We have been taught that we can “never know what God will do.”  But the Bible says the Holy Spirit will show us all things! (John 14:25-27). We have been taught that sometimes God answers our...

Narratives
75: George Orwell, Poverty, and Art of Writing with Whimsi

Narratives

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 59:18


In this episode, we talk about George Orwell, his book Down and Out in Paris and London, and what we can learn about what policy interventions seem to work for poverty. Additionally, we talk about the art of writing well, Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, and David Foster Wallace. You can find Whimsi's blog at: https://substack.com/profile/25790234-whimsi

Viewpoints
Finding Employment After Incarceration

Viewpoints

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 12:10


In the U.S., there are roughly 19 million people with felony convictions. For this population, finding stable work can be a tumultuous and draining process. Without a job, it can be all too easy to slide back into a past life and end up behind bars once again. This week – we explore the role of work in prison, the lack of skills gained and the importance of employers opening their doors to second-chance hiring.

Post Corona
From Baby Boom to Baby Bust - with Nicholas Eberstadt

Post Corona

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 60:30


China is poised to pass one of the great demographic inflection points” – that's according to the Financial Times. The inflection point the FT is referring to is that of diapers for the elderly growing into a larger market than diapers for infants. China won't be the first. As far back as a decade ago in Japan, adult diapers started outselling infant diapers. What does that tell us about demographics, not just in China, but about the developing world as a whole? We are in the midst of a larger global trend that has not received enough attention: crashing fertility rates and shrinking populations. According to forecasts by an international team of scientists published last year in The Lancet, the world population will peak at 9.2 billion around 2065, and then drop to 8.8 billion by the end of the century. That's a stunning difference -- if you take into account that in the 20th century world population grew 600%, from one billion to six billion. The Lancet study also found what the lead scientist for the project called a “jaw dropping” result: the population of twenty-three countries -- including Japan, Italy, Spain, and Thailand -- would drop by at least half by the end of the century. The U.S. and the rest of Europe are also headed for a worrisome situation. This is a trend that will have far-reaching implications for the 2020s. It will impact economics, geopolitics, culture…it could radically change the very nature of how our societies are organized. To get a crash course on the issue, we invited someone who has been screaming from the hilltops about this trend for a long time. Nicholas Eberstadt holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he researches and writes extensively on demographics and economic development generally. His many books and monographs include “Poverty in China”, “The Tyranny of Numbers”, “The End of North Korea”, “The Poverty of the Poverty Rate” and “Russia's Peacetime Demographic Crisis”. His latest book is “Men Without Work: America's Invisible Crisis”. Nick earned his PhD and masters degree in political economy from Harvard, and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics.

Lucid Cafe
Finding My Voice in the Land of Crazy Horse with Author Kevin Hancock

Lucid Cafe

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 53:28


I think this quote from Kevin Hancock's book Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse pretty much captures the spirit of his message and his journey: “You can learn a lot by losing your voice.”In this powerful episode Kevin shares: How a rare speech disorder led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation  How his time in South Dakota became an unintended spiritual quest What he learned from spending time with members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe The power of awareness and connectivity His thoughts on cultural appropriation The wisdom he witnessed The importance of our relationship with the natural world How he brought what he learned and experienced to his workplace  The gift of losing his voice How to make the seemingly impossible possible The process of creating his photojournal book 48 Whispers Rebuilding your world from within His philosophy regarding leadership How he works with other companies How his speech disorder changed him His thoughts on how to make the planet and humanity better Kevin's website:  https://thebusinessofsharedleadership.com/Find cool totem animal, cosmic, psychedelic t-shirts, blank notebooks and journals at the Lucid Path Etsy Shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/LucidPathLucid Cafe episodes by topic: https://www.lucidpathwellness.com/lucid-cafe-podcastListen to Lucid Cafe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSseC4eLwkov3lFSZVkYDYATo contact Lucid Cafe host Wendy Halley, please visit her website: https://www.lucidpathwellness.com/★ Support this podcast ★

Lies Between Us - Roger Ray Bird
Episode #19: Charles, keeping his sanity as black man in America experiencing homelessness, mental health, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration

Lies Between Us - Roger Ray Bird

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 111:28


Charles won conference three times as a wrestler in high school and went on to wrestle in college. He graduated with a management degree from University of Wisconsin and achieved success in corporate America before getting divorced and experiencing homelessness.Charles, aka Pops, is an amazing thinker and speaker, explaining how he was always a planner in life but after being twice incarcerated and then living outdoors, he had to learn to just roll with it. My mother was clinically insane and homeless most of her life. I was a drug addict for 13 years in Baltimore City so I have a slight perspective to speak with Charles candidly, about trying to maintain his sanity amidst the 100-person homeless tent city encampment in Madison, Wisconsin.  As an educated, outspoken, and traveled black man in America, Charles offers incredible insight into the absolute love for his daughters, his commitment to mindfulness, and a person trying to lead by example despite the local powers to be taking advantage of him.Charles speaks of his need to try and do better and rise above the Jim Crow laws of racial injustice, trying to control his behavior and his response to an incessant challenge from the mass incarceration system of the black man in America. We touch on how Dane County Wisconsin makes it illegal to be homeless and despite most everything taken away from him, Charles has remained sober for 10 years and has not surrendered to the hardcore drug use running wild in the local homeless community. We also speak of Charles saving three lives this year, his self-appointed role of first responder in his homeless community, and how his attempt to help save lives by trying to prevent drug overdoses is also illegal. A great conversation and one I am honored to be part of. 

Let's THINK about it
Step 52: Best of 2021 review by books

Let's THINK about it

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 20:16


Ryder consumed over 50 books and about 200 podcasts in 2021. Walking through concepts of the origins of bureaucracy and how the protestant work ethic shaped corporations and consumer behavior, he moves into healthcare related to liberty, how to solve many problems on our way to utopia, and a model for transitioning away from capitalism into a nature-based economics.https://www.letusthinkaboutit.com/step-52-best-of-2021-review-by-books/My two favorite books“Moral Mazes” and “The Culture of the New Capitalism“Both of these are sociology books about how the world has changed. They both reference Max Weber, discussing how bureaucracy came out of the military and in America the Protestant work ethic became conflated with capitalism and eventually led to conspicuous consumption and wealth as a signal of virtue: $ = wisdom and salvation.Moral Mazes, by Robert Jackall, focused on the life of middle managers in large corporations, and how the politics needed to survive do not align with the professed values: hard work does not pay off, but appearing to be a tam player while brutally shifting blame and burning through company assets means you are a go-getter, with gumption and grit. Equally, Jackall maps out how middle managers hide behind jargon, because they can't appear to not know what they are talking about (can't look weak), which is bad for the company… but also, considering legal repercussions, they learn to use vague, coded language so as to be able to shift positions: never be caught with a strong opinion, while always seeming to decisive with strong opinions.These are the guys/gals who make decisions with their “gut,” which means they keep perpetuating the same behaviors and stereotypes, but are crafty at the optics of appearing fair or sympathetic.Richard Sennett follows up on this offering broader examples of how capitalism effects the working class, the brain-drain on talent for dumb factory labor, and discussing things like why a nurse may stay at her job, despite the terrible hours and mistreatment: people don't work for jobs, they work in a place where they can make a difference… they need to know where they fit in the world and have relevance.But they go to factories because they need a steady paycheck so they can get a mortgage from the bank, which means a competition to take the best from the labor pool, then put them to work doing mind-numbing labor: companies do not want innovation, they want subservient, blind loyalty from you. But they reserve the right to have no loyalty to the employees. Even the business owners now distance themselves, and hide at the first sign of responsibility and accountability, pushing it off onto subordinates and use technology as a distancing mechanism.All in all, we have come to embody the whole “rational actor” of economic theory, which promotes selfish, transactional relationships rather than community. It rewards sociopathy.Say you are a well-intentioned millennial, then you have been taught not to give voice to discontent: your mental health is more important than job frustration. You simply exit. “Exit over Voice,” as Sennett calls it. Old people argue, which makes them a pain when a company demands unwavering, un-considering loyalty and any question is interpreted as dissent. Institutional memory and wisdom are liabilities, so companies hire those who will just move on without a fight, which means they only get task completion instead of deep consideration from their employees. We all become mercenaries, who scream about politics, but (wisely) are afraid to lose our jobs because survival is not guaranteed in our country.What both books point out is that our society is cutting itself off at it's own knees, and feeding on them. It is like auto-cannibalism, where to be successful you must take risks, upending the stability that made our nation profitable (successful) in favor of destruction and precarity, just so you can prove “you have what it takes” or are as amoral as the leadership team you aim to join.We burn down the world our great-grandparents built, and we do it behind a gold-plated mask of jargon. Faced with the specter of uselessness, we market and promote meaningless differences as highly important.Philosophy books?Honest to god philosophy: William James and BaudrillardI read a lot of small snippets about philosophers or their viewpoints, but sitting down and actually working through multiple books? Only two authors this year. Though I did read some Deleuze, Nietzsche, Zizek, and Lyotard as well.Reading Pragmatism by William James was great. We can argue about things all day, but he discusses moving beyond ideological or semantic quibbles into a practical reality, not being a slave to your position, but grounding ourselves and carving ourselves. Providing space for spirituality he says, swim up, touch the divine, and get some spiritual energy to direct your path.Coming up with increasingly obtuse theories isn't helpful. He was really pushing back against monism, or the notion of one fixed universal truth, and equally he wasn't a fan of the notion that everything could be measured and figured, a type of determinism. He spoke a lot of a middle path, a middle road, a central corridor from which doors into other ideas can branch off, but you needn't stay cloistered in there.I think Baudrillard would suggest that these philosophies are fooling themselves. He might propose that they wouldn't even know it. His work on the idea of simulacra and simulation would say we have lost the plot, lost the purpose, we are “a man adrift without a shadow,” and we can only keep simulating achievement.But what if we have not lost the plot, but the story has already been written and we are merely enacting our roles? The memes and ideas of the world are moving us to claim “liberty” and “freedom.” We have none, no direction, so now simulate liberty, acting out of libidinal desire without understanding.The most optimistic?“Utopia for Realists”It is nice when someone spends the time to look at things like Poverty, or Universal Basic Income and says… wait a second, this doesn't make sense… the world we live in keeps saying “pull yourself up by your own boot straps”… taking a handout is a moral failing, or it is a lack of character to be poor. We need to punch through these moral myths that keep us imprisoned in pain as we end up with deaths of despair and the opioid crisis wiping out those who have been isolated in this competition where everyone loses, even when you win.Rutger Bregman proves multiple times over in “Utopia for Realists” that the government helping and protecting its citizens, (instead of profiteering) would stabilize the population at a lower cost than the current system bears. Which would help business, government, education, and other institutions.Examples provided show Universal Basic Income, eradicating poverty, and making healthcare free you both grant human dignity and “it is cheaper” than the long-term costs of prisons, emergency room visits, rehab clinics, diabetes, police, etc… We should cut the well-fare system, too. No hoops to jump through to prove you are deserving of a handout: just give people cash. The simplest solution works: eradicate poverty not with systems, but with money. The vast majority of people will not take advantage of this, but will better their own lives.The darkest?Our MaladyAs we just mentioned healthcare and human dignity, one of my favorite authors nearly died in 2019 or 2020 because of inept health care systems motivated by money over human concerns. Timothy Snyder's Our Malady walks through how our inequality as a society leads to needless death, despair, and division. He also discusses the need to fluctuate between solitude and solidarity.As a contemporary historian, his books walk us through how our fragility becomes a breeding ground for corrupt officials and corporations to continue abuse: when your health is at risk (or your family) you are a serf or slave, who can never voice dissent.And so, when our journalism turns into an untrustworthy shit-show, and we rely on social media for news because we can't trust anything, this is a symptom. If you can't be honest because you will lose your job, and your insurance, then fear and survival win out over principled moral obligation. This is simply the logic of free-market capitalism's “rational actors” or “economic agents” fulfilling the shallow logic of the market, eroding trust and long-term stability, opening our nation up for abuse and corruption: making us susceptible to tyranny.The best economic book:Sacred EconomicsCharles Eisenstein does a great job of reorienting us away from the faulty logic of the neoliberal capitalist myth. Pros vs cons… there is a cost to everything, and we need to look at this neoliberal capitalist train and wonder if the engine up ahead, where we can't see it, has fallen into the ravine and is just dragging the rest of us into a fiery explosion. Is there still time to bail? And what does that look like?Eisenstein maps out 7 steps, an interlocking system to ascend from our self-administered despair, using the bones of capitalism in which we sheltered to grow up… but I am simplifying it into 3 steps.realign money with natural decay (negative interest)alter the way land is used, letting it become the currency backing or capital as a communally shared resource, andletting pre-pollution taxing redirect innovation towards enriching a sustainable commons.The point is, we don't need more trinkets: we need a planet, a world, that works. We need to stop being selfish children or adolescents. We need to behave like responsible grown ups. Eisenstein brings up 2 great parables, the eleventh round to show how usury and the tragedy of the commons to show how “individual rational actors” destroy communion and solidarity.A key point is that money is not evil, it is a technology. But we let it have unnatural properties and try to apply it to the natural world. We need policy that will realign money with nature, society with people, and make nature our capital that we depend on instead of extracting from.Race?“The Racial Contract” by Charles MillsIt spoke to me in a way White Fragility didn't. And even the fact that Mills had to couch his arguments and ideas in academic terms to get through to people like me is brought up in the book. Thanks to L for the recommendation on this one.Self Help and Behavior books“Awareness” by Anthony DeMelloBest book maybe ever, but I didn't podcast on that. I still hold it in too much reverence.I read some self-helpy, achievement books like Atomic Habits and Judson Brewer's The Craving Mind. Along with more behavioral science books like Noise by Daniel Kahneman. The most career oriented were So Good they can't ignore you and Range, which fall into a kind of Malcolm Gladwell type of book, but less expansive, more like a field guide to creating an interesting career and life, not getting trapped.But the stand out in this strange field of “make yourself better by having knowledge of knowledge” is How to Take Smart Notes which I highly recommend for anyone who wants to actually make use of their reading, wants to write or publish or podcast.My favorite episode to make:Free guyFree Guy was great because I got to really dig into pop-culture that seems very shallow as a way to discuss pretty profound ideas of desire, identity, and Artificial intelligence as a type of government or state apparatus. We touched on Arendt's work, action, labor distinctions, where the subject is turned into a cog… but we need differences for change, not similarity… one way to manifest “difference” is through radical repetition, which invokes the transcendence of Nietzsche's eternal return.Bonus section!!FictionI finally finished David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest this year. hooray. That took like a decade. Worth it, but I now feel like I need a book club or philosophy class to decipher all the depth and strangeness of it.My favorite  was The Overstory. It is long, but really worth it. The book reshapes the flaring human desires and personalities, their companionships, against the backdrop of ultra-long-lived trees under threat.If you are looking for something fun, check out the Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells. If you want some good fantasy, check out N.K. Jemison's stuff.A type of ConclusionThrough the podcast these books are tools that I can use to widen my perspective and let me come to a better understanding of how we ended up here. In a type mirroring, having past knowledge also sparks ideas of how we can  escape (or move beyond) the current predicaments we are in.Or not, because humans are messy and things are complicated, but at least with this knowledge we aren't subjected to basic binaries… we have graduated to advanced binaries. hooray!Doing the show, over the last nearly two years, I feel a little bit better prepared to engage the world, to offer alternatives rather than nod along. Questioning long held assumptions is the podcast goal, and reading is the tool. None of these ideas are my own, they are just cobbled together from the wisdom of others. For the first time in a long time, I feel I am working towards a version of wisdom and richness of life, and I would like to thank you for spending some time with me on this journey. 

Cannabis Talk 101
Queen Latifah, Nas, Troy Carter Invest In Cannabis Store Taking Owners From Poverty To $450K+ In Sales

Cannabis Talk 101

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 38:54


King Cal recaps the legends we lost in 2021. Marc shares a new poem, “The Disciples of the Devil”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
'BradCast' 12/28/2021: (Nicole Sandler with John M Barry and Nicholas Kristof)

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 60:00


Independent, investigative news, reporting, interviews and commentary

How They Made their Millions
115: Lucas Oil - Forrest Lucas: A triumphant journey from childhood poverty to a multimillionaire

How They Made their Millions

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 20:03


Lucas oils is a manufacturer and distributor of automotive oil, additives, and lubricants. Its founder is Forrest Lucas and his is a proverbial ‘rags-to-riches' story, emerging from rural Indiana to build an empire. He started as a truck driver and become an oil and media magnate and, in the process, becoming a multi-millionaire. Let us check out his story.

iWork4Him Podcast
THE BUSINESS OF POVERTY – PART II

iWork4Him Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 13:26


Business and poverty – is there a connection? Find out as we talked about just that with Dr. E. Calvin Beisner and Ephie Johnson from “Neighborhood Christian Centers”. Join us as we talk real solutions for a tough subject. The post THE BUSINESS OF POVERTY – PART II appeared first on iWork4Him Podcast.

The Word at Christ the Savior
Less is More: Part 3 - Praying from within Our Poverty

The Word at Christ the Savior

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 35:49


What really determines the value of our prayers? It's not the amount of emotions or even the degree of our focus. The value of our prayers is measured by the degree of our humility—the extent to which we empty ourselves. That means prayer is complete surrender to God. Prayer is not about what we do, but about what God does in us. To let God work in us during prayer means to allow God to search our hearts and to allow Him to love us. It means to acknowledge our poverty and even embrace our littleness.Fr. Joseph Abraham – December 26, 2021Christ the Savior American Coptic Orthodox ChurchDiocese of Los Angeleswww.thegoodsavior.org

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 351: Draw Near to God

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 26:15


Fr. Mike reflects on the effects of wealth on our souls and our relationship with God. He emphasizes the importance of resisting the devil and invites us to draw near to God because he is constantly pursuing us, especially as we share in his suffering. Today's readings are James 3-5, Colossians 1-2, and Proverbs 30:7-9. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.