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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 […]

Lost Highway – A Film Analysis

Lost Highway is a 1997 psychological thriller directed by David Lynch of Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive fame. This movie, alongside Mulholland Drive, is known for being one of the hardest films to follow. There have been all kinds of speculation to its underlying meaning due to the lack of a grounded plot, but the […]

Trail Thoughts: Confronting Scientism

Biden and his handlers want to impose a hundred days of wearing masks. Why isn’t he pointing us to the right nutritional practices in order to strengthen our immunity? Join David Gornoski as he explains how the government cult of “trusting the experts” isn’t far away from the lynchmobs and witch hunts of the ancient […]

Empire of Envy, the Fall of Myth in the Digital Age

David Gornoski starts this episode by arguing against the enforcement of nanny-state laws to check the vices of citizens. He then moves our attention towards the crumbling empire of envy. How deep is the religiosity among social justice warriors? How has the digital age affected “woke” entertainment? Will the media succeed in changing history with […]

Michael Rectenwald on Woke Culture’s Destructive Impact on Society

Michael Rectenwald, author of Beyond Woke and Springtime Snowflakes, calls in to discuss political correctness in modern academia and the postmodern scholars that gave rise to ‘woke’ culture. Rectenwald talks about his experience of fighting SJWs at New York University; the scholar likens Woke culture to a religious movement, devoid of reason, and obsessive of […]

Lawrence Reed: Was Jesus a Socialist?

Lawrence Reed, president of the Foundation for Economic Education, joins David Gornoski to discuss his new book ‘Was Jesus a Socialist?’ Was Jesus against the accumulation of wealth? Weren’t the early Christians expressing socialist principles when they cared for one another? Reed answers in the context of Jesus’ non-violent teachings and also what his disciples […]