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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 […]

Haile Selassie, Marxism, and Monarchy: A Conversation with Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie

David Gornoski, the host of A Neighbor’s Choice, is joined by the grandson of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie, Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie. Prince Ermias takes us through a brief history of Haile Selassie’s reign, the founding of the League of Nations, as well as his own experience growing up during the Marxist revolution in Ethiopia. […]

Jeff Deist on the Biden-Trump Debate, Dick Costolo Demands Execution

Mises Institute’s Jeff Deist joins David Gornoski to discuss some important upcoming events. Deist addresses the absence of the trillion-dollar deficit and other topics not addressed in the debate. Is there a mass clamoring for the COVID economic shutdowns? What does Dick Costolo’s tweet on executing business leaders reveal about the mindset of Big Tech […]

Keith Weiner on Wall Street and Main Street

Is something that is good for Wall Street antithetical to Main Street? Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals joins David Gornoski to answer this question as well as to address some of the key overlaps between socialist and fascist economics. Can Keynesian economics be aligned with capitalism or does it bear more resemblance to socialism? How […]

The Future of Gold and Money

In this roundtable discussion, David Gornoski is joined by Mises Institute’s Jeff Deist, Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals, and James Dale Davidson, author of the Sovereign Individual. Together, they discuss the history and future of gold as an investment asset for the average Joe, general misconceptions of investing in gold, the Fiat money system, the […]