Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Episode 161, More About America's Ruin

I’ve received great feedback from the last show about the long, slow ruin of America. Many thanks to all the listeners who responded.

I did leave a few things out of that show—it was way too long, and I had to cut about 20 minutes before posting the episode.

Plus there were a few very important drivers of America’s ruin that failed to cover, which I will remedy in this show.

The topic being America's ruin, I also spend some time reviewing a very interesting and plausible economic collapse scenario recently written by a blogger known as Capitalist Eric.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Episode 160, The Long, Slow, Ruin of America

Adam Smith said long ago, "There is a great deal of ruin in a nation." He was talking about the British Empire, during the American revolution.

As for America's ruination, however slowly it unfolds, it has been a very painful process, and it claims an ever larger pool of victims with each passing year.

What are the milestones that have marked our journey towards ruin?

What are the big trends that are shaping our decline?

How fast is our ruination happening? Is the pace steady, slowing, or quickening?

When will it all fall in?  When will we say the ruination is complete?

Is ruin inevitable for America? Or is there something that might stop it from happening?

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Episode 159, What is Freedom of Speech, Really?

What exactly is the freedom of speech?  And why is freedom of speech such an important topic, especially now?

It's important because, of course, freedom of speech is under assault. 

There is a false premise that freedom of speech must be balanced against public safety and individual security which, unfortunately, most people seem to accept.

Freedom of speech comes from a surprising source, and when you understand what that source is, the confusions and distortions of freedom of speech promoted by both well-meaning and evil people become very clear.

In the end, as with all liberties, you get to keep the liberties that you are prepared to fight for. Unfortunately, few people are prepared to fight for any of their liberties today, including the right to free speech. 

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