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Policies vs. Principles

Why do people obsess over policies, which are based on utilitarian and pragmatic worldviews? David Gornoski argues that we should reject this obsession and instead concern ourselves with principles, which are timeless, humbling, and absolute. In a world where being ‘practical’ is the trend and principles are considered passé, what does it mean to stand […]

Julia Song’s Escape From Socialism, Ryan McMaken on Lockdowns

Activist and commentator Julia Song talks about her escape from socialism in her mother country and the warning signs here in America. Plus, the senior editor of Mises.org Ryan McMaken goes through the latest news on the government’s reaction to the COVID-19 crisis. All this and more on A Neighbor’s Choice! Original airdate: April 23, […]

The Banality of Evil with Jarod Wachtel and Brad Smith

On our currency it says: “In God We Trust.” Do we trust the false god of human sacrifice or the God of love and mercy? Attorney Jarod Wachtel continues his discussion with David Gornoski on the coercive ways of the state and how it contradicts the self-sacrificing way of Christ. Also, businessman Brad Smith joins […]

Jim Bovard vs. the FDA on COVID-19

Is there an explanation for the close association between corporate media and establishment bureaucracy? Why did the FDA block COVID-19 testing kits from getting to the market in favor of the botched testing kits from CDC? Host David Gornoski speaks to acclaimed journalist and USA Today columnist James Bovard for answers. Why do people instinctively […]

Iain McGilchrist on Pandemics, The Divided Brain, Physics, Morphic Fields, and Rene Girard

David Gornoski talks with renowned neuroscientist Iain McGilchrist on his groundbreaking paradigm of how the left and right hemispheres shape our world, institutions, and culture. Julian Jaynes’s bicameral mind, Rupert Sheldrake’s morphic field hypothesis, Rene Girard’s mimetic theory, and Weiping Yu’s dipolar particle theory are all explored with the premise of McGilchrist’s “The Master and […]

THINGS HIDDEN 3 : Joker Film Analysis

Things Hidden host David Gornoski analyzes the movie ‘Joker’ while using its themes about culture, scapegoats, hierarchy, doubles, envy, and the breakdown of myth with the support of the Mimetic theory founded by Rene Girard. Saturnalia and other winter solstice carnival festivals preceding sacrifice, Cain and Abel, Romulus and Remus, Jesus and the Demoniac, and […]