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THINGS HIDDEN 35: Visionary Mimesis in 20th Century Rubble with Michael Gibson

THINGS HIDDEN! David Gornoski is joined by Michael Gibson, venture capitalist and co-founder of the 1517 Fund. Is economics a moral philosophy? Why is there reluctance in trusting mainstream experts now more than ever? How do Leftists feel now that all of the major corporations are on their side on almost every issue? If Jesus […]

THINGS HIDDEN 32: How Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory Informs Economics

THINGS HIDDEN! David Gornoski is joined by Q from Mimetic Value. How do we get valuable economic insights using the toolkit of Rene Girard’s Mimetic Theory? How much of what we call identity is actually mimetic desire? Does mimesis dictate the value of an object? How has Jesus’ crucifixion led to the questioning of paradigms, […]

Real Justice, Isaac Morehouse Talks Future of Entrepreneurship

“People settle for safe mediocrity, but we want to encourage risky excellence,” David Gornoski says as he begins the episode. Whilst reacting to the MSNBC coverage of the Chauvin verdict, David highlights how the media pushes ideology for the powerful instead of uncovering the hidden victims of our justice system. Also in the show, Isaac […]

Jeff Deist on Court Packing Chaos

David Gornoski is joined by the Mises Institute’s Jeff Deist who comments on the latest Democrat agenda of increasing the number of judges in SCOTUS. Does the expansion bill stand any chance in the house? How can conservatives be forward-looking instead of being reactionary all the time? Should we expect a scandal involving Ron DeSantis? […]

Jeff Deist: A Global Prison

The Mises Institute’s Jeff Deist calls in to talk about the recent developments surrounding the introduction of health passports. How unprecedented is this introduction and would it be favorably accepted in a pure marketplace? Is total safety preferable to freedom? Why are the young in our society so fearful of this pandemic? Why is there […]

THINGS HIDDEN 28: “Reagan’s Terrible Sword” Donald J. Devine on Rene Girard, The Enduring Tension

David Gornoski sits down with Donald J. Devine, political scientist and author of The Enduring Tension. David and Dr. Devine touch on a variety of topics such as the deep political divide in America, the decline of conservative influence in media, the impact of Rene Girard’s work on anthropology, Dr. Devine’s experience of working with […]

Blame Games Sap the Power From America

Is America’s electrical infrastructure on the downslide as the Texas power outage seems to be indicating? What is the reason behind these increasing power outages across the country? “When all you’re focused on is the lunchroom drama, nobody knows how to keep the lights on the lunchroom itself.” Is capitalism to blame for unjust outcomes? […]

How to Tackle State-Sponsored Violence and Coercion

David Gornoski starts off the show by commenting on the latest news coming in from the monopolist market that is rigged in favor of the rich and powerful. Does America need a state-backed media model like the BBC? Do we focus on removing corruption in government or doing away with government, which itself is corruption, […]

Ryan McMaken on Wall Street and Free Markets

David Gornoski continues his analysis of the trade battle involving GameStop and Hedge Funds. David is joined by the Mises Institute’s Ryan McMaken who highlights the strong regulatory forces that protect Wall Street elites. Is there any difference between Wall Street and Silicon Valley? Is capitalism to blame for Wall Street abuses? Is the free market concept […]

Humpty Dumpty Can Never Return

“How many people of color overseas were bombed or led to starvation? Say their names, New York Times.” In this episode, David Gornoski provides a scorching critique of the New York Times’ pro-war and pro-injustice narratives disguised as social justice. What lies behind the phenomenon of rich kids wanting to overthrow capitalism? What causes rich […]