Elan Journo of the Ayn Rand Institute talks about some of the lessons we can draw from what we have witnessed in the Middle East, during the thirteen years since 9/11. How should we judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Who is the enemy? How should we think of ISIS?

Other points covered:

  • How conventional morality — the notion of altruism, i.e., the idea that self-sacrifice for the sake of others is the essence of morality — crippled our military response to 9/11.
  • Why the Bush doctrine of spreading democracy in the Middle East was doomed to fail.
  • The nature of the enemy: Who are they and what drives them?
Direct download: Elan_Journo_18.Sep.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

Gordon T. Long and Charles Hugh Smith recently did a blockbuster presentation on the evolution of Crony Capitalism in America. They traced its route causes and the damage that is currently being inflicted upon the country and the population from it. Today Gordon and I dicussed possible strategies that individuals can to take avoid the negative effects of Crony Capitalism and thrive nonetheless. The goal is simple and with a little bit of work anyone can do it. 

Direct download: Gordon_T_Long_18.Sep.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

Bix Weir joined us today for a look at what's happening now and what's going to happen next. It's all getting very interesting. While gold and silver prices get hammered, there's no supply to be had. Bitcoin is also getting hammered, down to the low $400's, and the dollar keeps going up. Bix is convinced that it's all going to end soon and with a bang, not a whimper. We'll know a lot more soon. 

Direct download: Bix_Weir_18.Sep.14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT






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