Changing how we see the state is an essential part of claiming, using and defending our natural rights. Of course that’s easier said than done since a vast majority of people have been conditioned to see the state as a hybrid god/parent in their lives. Sheldon Richman has a marvelous explanation of what the state really is and why we should be minimizing its influence in our lives.
Since I’ve become a political agnostic, I’ve spent a fair amount of time helping others to cast out their political demons. I’m very grateful for people like Caitlin Johnstone who succinctly describe how mainstream politics offers voters the illusion of change without ever risking any kind of substantive change that would decentralize its control and power.
Watching the influence of Big Tech continuing to expand into every corner of our culture is simultaneously concerning and enlightening. Anders Koskinen has a great explanation of how our culture has been shaken but not stirred by Big Tech.
The past year has brought about some pretty dramatic shifts economically. But not all of it is bad news. Dr. Shanon Brooks from Monticello College joins me to talk about the new economy and the skills needed to prosper in the midst of all the changes.