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Archive for the category “Stand-Up Thinkers”

Smartphones A Threat to FBI

FBI Director James Comey told 60 Minutes that he’s worried that the new wave of smartphones are allowing users to encrypt their data. In other words, they’re locking out the FBI. Comey says it’s putting people beyond the law. But is it really an assault on our freedom as protected by the Fourth Amendment? PJTV’s “Trifecta” crew of Stephen Green, Bill Whittle and Scott Ott discuss the delicate issue of personal freedom versus government intrusion.

Loch Ness Socialism

Bill Whittle takes aim at the Socialist Utopia of progressives. Like the Loch Ness monster, Whittle says, Socialist Utopia is a cryptid, something rumored to exist but without actual proof. Magical thinking, in other words. “Magical thinking not only dulls reason, it kills reason,” he says. “Because magical thinking is actually a form of anti-thinking. It’s belief in something not because of evidence but in spite of evidence.” Listen to the rest of Whittle’s analysis on this edition of “Firewall” on Truth Revolt.

Regulations, Food Don’t Jive

Dan D’Amico, professor of economics at Loyola University in New Orleans, is terse: Government food regulations make us less healthy. And this includes the “organic myth,” says D’Amico. A good example, he says, are regulations that certify food as organic. “Don’t these regulations help small farmers. Unfortunately, no,” D’Amico says. “Buying organic has become a billion-dollar industry. Big businesses have lots of resources to invest time and money to make sure they benefit from and comply with organic certification. Small farmers, on the other hand, have a harder time affording the monetary costs of paperwork and the cost of complying.” Join the conversation on this edition of Learn Liberty as D’Amico elaborates.

College Profs Lean Left

A recent study concluded that higher education is politically liberal–by a landslide. No surprise here. College professors have been indoctrinating our children with leftist rhetoric for decades. Amazingly, says Matthew Woessner, professor of political science and philosophy at Penn State University, the liberal bias does not appear to affect conservative students, but it definitely is hindering liberal students. Check out the professor as he analyzes the study and uncovers more surprising facts in this edition of Prager University.

Defining Truth

PJTV gurus Andrew Klavan and Bill Whittle define the ever-absorbing question that has befuddled mankind: What is the truth? Listen in as each gets a bit philosophical in their responses.

Buried in Litigation

“Everything lawyers do takes too long” is consumer reporter John Stossel’s postscript to his personal opinion of the legal system in America. “We need law and lawyers to keep the peace,” he says. “But you should avoid using them.” Tune in to this edition of Liberty Pen as Stossel explains how the only benefactors in our legal system are lawyers.

The War On Work

I hate to be Captain Obvious here, but the absolute road out of poverty is work. But that simple formula just isn’t working (no pun intended). Since President Johnson declared the War on Poverty nearly 50 years ago, the federal government has spent trillions trying to improve conditions to no avail. We are no better off today than we were in 1965, says Cato Institute social economist Michael Tanner. “Truth is,” he says, “the War on Poverty is actually a War on Work. It has both discouraged work and ensnared people in hardship.” In this episode of Prager University, Tanner explains why work is the only answer.

As the World Burns

Once upon a time, Democrats didn’t hate America. Nowadays, they malign our country at every opportunity, their insults pelting the landscape like a monsoon. Joe Dan Gorman calls it the Sabotaging of America. “Every aspect of America has gotten worse,” he says. “Our economy, our security, our border, our healthcare. Go down the list. And we better get back to theJudeo-Christian values that our Constitution was built on.” Gorman explains further on this edition of Intellectual Froglegs.

War Will Be a Distant Memory

Although war across the planet is dominating the headlines, the reality is that the 21st century has been the most peaceful one to date. In this edition of Vox, political commentator Zack Beauchamp says there are three big reasons why war is going away. Listen in as Beauchamp lays out the evidence and explains.

Peace Through Strength

With America’s foreign policy seemingly challenged on all fronts in recent months, we come full circle to the lingering question: Why must our military maintain its dominance? In this edition of Prager University, renowned British historian Andrew Roberts tackles the consequences of a weak America versus a strong America and what each means to peace and prosperity in our world.

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