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The Middle East Conflict: a Prototype for Global Peace

Since the rise of organized settlements on the shores of the Mediterranean, people have pondered the difficulty of peaceful coexistence. To solve this problem, we must understand why people are prepared to use violence, social and economic pressure to force people into submission, or to take land, possessions, or mating partners. People evolved to form […]

Why Talking Politics is the Solution to Everything

In this episode I discuss why talking politics is the solution to most of societies most intractable problems.

Using Innovation to Solve the Abortion Debate

In this episode, I will discuss how we can use innovation to solve the abortion debate. I am not going to debate the right or wrong of abortion itself.

This New Year, Let Us Unite America

I will discuss whether we can bring Americans back together as a nation. The current climate in America, both political and social seems hopelessly divided. It appears that almost everything divides us as a nation.

Will Empathy Unite a Divided Country?

In this episode, I will discuss why I believe that empathy is the one quality that can repair a divided nation. Some people are unaware of the differences between empathy, sympathy and compassion. Yet, they are related.

Does a Low Minimum Wage Legalize Slavery?

In this episode, I will discuss whether the minimum wage is just another way to legalize slavery. The United States has a history of relying on low wages or slavery to drive its economy. It is little different today.

Has America Become a One Party State?

In this episode, I will discuss whether America is becoming a one-party state. With a Congress dominated by one party, there is little or no representation for the vast number of people who did not vote for that party. It is a situation that threatens to undermine democracy itself and send us hurtling into the political abyss.

Episode 27 – Is a Universal Income Realistic?

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In this episode, I will discuss an idea that is currently making the rounds. The concept of a Universal Basic Income appears to be on the lips of a great many people. This is not a new idea. I will discuss some of the justifications, and some of the opposition.

Episode 26 – How to Give Your Company a Social Conscience

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How do you create a company with a social conscience? Increasingly companies find that it pays dividends to develop a social conscience.

Episode 25 – The Cruelty of Tax Cuts

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In this episode, I will discuss why I think that tax cuts are a cruel policy. One of the favorite tools used by conservatives is the idea of the tax cut. Their idea is that if we cut back on government services, business will pick up the slack and create better services. Let’s see whether that holds up.