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Why are we Irrational about Politics?

  Show Notes Understanding why we have a major divide in politics is a major first step towards improving political discourse. The problem currently is identity politics. Disagreement is widespread, where many different people disagree about many different political issues. If you were to pick out two random people you…


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Human Nature at Work in Free Markets

When they framed the United States Constitution, the Founders were not simply politicians attempting to maintain their own temporary power. Being well-versed in history, philosophy, and the classics, they instead sought to create a system of government that would best suit man and his natural inclinations. The Founders concluded, as…


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The Problem with Civil Religion

“Civil Religion” was a term first used by the French political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau to describe the fierce patriotism that one should have for his homeland. 250 years later, and you won’t find many people who can explain the philosophical phenomenon – or really anyone who even cares about it…



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Is it a Sin to be Libertarian?

On all sides of the political spectrum, people brandish the Bible in order to justify their political beliefs. This is not a new concept, nor will it stop being an ardent defense anytime soon. But one thing often found among those using a Biblical argument is a strong aversion to…


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Does the Constitution Hinder Your Rights?

The left and the right on our political spectrum tend to embrace property rights, but contradict themselves by never taking the concept to its full conclusion. For example, the left uses the notion of property rights to stand up for your right to marry who you wish, your right to…