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"one country" Discussed on This Day in History Class
"To come but the change in new zealand gave hope that their own struggle would not be in vain. I'm gave leuze and hopefully you now know a little more about history today than you did yesterday. If you have something on your mind you'd like to share you can send it my way at this day at iheartmedia dot com thanks to chandler maze for producing the show. And thank you as always for listening. I'll see you back here again tomorrow for another day in history class for more podcast from iheartradio..
'Sports & Entertainment News Compilation (#3) ft. Street Professor' (Ball & Buds Podcast Episode #24) - burst 4
"You. Bastards lay leave. Britney spears alone right now a minute anyone who has a problem with are you with me. Because she's not well right now. I'm good good anyways. Kanye west put out an album. I had heard he was putting out. But i did not know when it came out but apparently called donde which i believe was his mother's name. If i remember correctly apparently it has a lot of songs on it. Because apparently i just found this out this morning twenty. Three of the songs landed on the billboard. Hot one hundred. So i thought i thought i read that incorrectly. So i'd like did a double take and i was like. Oh maybe they mean twenty three hundred and his whole career. I mean twenty three hundred twenty three on the top one hundred in his whole career. I was like oh. That makes sense. And i was like wait. I look back down. I read it again. I said don to twenty three songs. I say what the hell hummy songs on this album. And why yawkey pipe in this man up. I know twenty. Three songs shouldn't have been on the top one hundred. I mean unless he made a thirty five album psalm. Forty song then. Yeah maybe half of them would have been on there. But i know he ain't twenty-five album song you're telling me twenty three of them were we must have some shitty ass musicians out. Nowadays don't listen to the radio. Here's why don't listen. pop meet exactly what. Oh by the way he is. The seventh artists ever with ten number one albums. Good foxsports will sell ads for their super bowl super bowl fifty two wow super bowl fifty seven and they will sell those super bowl fifty seven ads for a record fifty for a record. Six million dollars per thirty seconds. Jeez louise that's a lotta money from thirty seven commercial. Could hey sony and microsoft. Ps five xbox shortages due to the semi conductor sorties. So if you are waiting on your console you might be waiting awhile and everybody boy nasty. I'm sure he got his already admitted to morning and ask him. But i forgot but i'm sure he already got his. He don't play and so it turns out that the shortage of so bad. That even my boy buck. Nash doesn't even have his yet. So this shortage must be really crucial. You know what i mean. Google this is big news. El salvador officially has become the first country to adopt bitcoin as their legal tender. So that's crazy. We're moving to the digital age now. Y'all digital currency is coming to every government so you better be ready. Start by goal. Put cash on your matches and what you do good. Oh good news in richmond. They took down the confederate robert e lee. That punk ass bitch. They took his statue down in richmond. Good good finally that shit out that damn city city is dirty and racists enough to clean
Biden announces Indo-Pacific alliance with UK, Australia
"The White House has formed a new alliance with Britain and Australia for sharing military and cyber technology for a security presence in the Indo Pacific region president Biden announced it's a natural alliance after decades of cooperation making sure that each of us has a modern capability the most modern capabilities we need to maneuver and defend against rapidly evolving threats what he didn't discusses that experts say China could view this as a provocative move as the U. S. refocuses foreign policy on the Pacific although an administration official stated the alliance is not honing in on any one country the first mission will be to help Australia acquire submarines powered by nuclear energy prime minister Scott Morrison via video call working together to deliver a site and we'll secure region that ultimately benefits for Jackie Quinn Washington
Should All Adults Get a COVID-19 Booster Shot?
"All adults have a cave boost up on. What will the government sent me thinks. Say with the health secretary Javid saying he was confident. A booster program would start later. This month is something. The joint committee on vaccination and immunisation is grappling with and we tending to scientists to. Give us the answers on friday. The face off dame sara gilbert the scientists who led the team that developed. The oxford vaccine was splashed across the front of the daily telegraph. Saying there shouldn't be a mass booster program. She backs advice to give boosts to vulnerable people. Dame sara gilbert spoke to me on friday. And i also where the people should have a booster. If they're offered one it's a very complicated situation and newspaper. Headlines tried to get of the whole situation encapsulated view words which are going to excite people's interest. That's not actually a good way to be putting across the message here. We need to think about the different people in the population. It's really clear that people would compromised immune systems benefit from having a third dog vaccine. That doesn't mean that that s gunshot apply to everybody and we also need to be thinking about when boosters will be given Because if we give them to everybody very early then we might face a situation of saying the fact that boost does house declined before we actually see a more cases coming in winter season. Which is when we would expect to see cases of ours like this so it's not something that you can put across really in the newspaper headline. It's a lot more complicated than that. What i like to think about though is where we using vaccine doses in the wild and the problem is that we simply don't have enough awesome if we have enough doses to vaccinate everybody in the world with two devices we wouldn't be having to have the discussions about should we use them in one country or another. I'm not so so very complicated because we have to think about which vaccines survivable where they all. The expiry date for them is with us. Particular batch is that we have now whether it's feasible transport them
Denmark to Lift All Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions
"In denmark ovid's officially over on friday. The country will lift all its last restrictions. The government has declared the virus no longer critical threat to society than mark was the first country in northern europe to enter lockdown nashes now. It's the trailblazer in removing
Early Stumble As El Salvador Starts Bitcoin As Currency
"The first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender is El Salvador it was a bumpy rollout the digital wallet Chievo used for transactions was not functioning the government has promised to install two hundred Chievo automatic tellers Reena Parris is a cook at a San Salvador restaurant and he says people come in to buy almost anything just with bit coin it's something normal there the A. P. visited one of the automatic tellers in San Salvador some people were interested in bitcoin but haven't downloaded the app there were people like Anna Flores yeah she says it's very difficult to understand at least three international fast food chain restaurants were accepting bitcoin payments to the Chievo digital wallet as incentive the government in el Salvador is offering thirty dollars worth of credit for those who use Chievo I met Donahue
Horace Cooper: What I Learned From My Dear Grandmother
"Sadly with many of Our black friends on america first. We hit this refrain again and again and again that it was my grandma. It was my grandpa in your case. It was grandma virjee. Why is that what. Why is it that that we see such proclivity or a train that that generation is skipped and the black youth in america seem to be many cases brought on by grandparents. Well i would say this in my case my parents merit at an early age and even having done so my grandmother said is still have to do your part. You still have to do the responsible things and that included for my father. He was one of the few americans who voluntarily signed up for The army during vietnam and he shipped out and when he returned. I learned a lot about the importance of devotion to one's country about sacrifice and the like With regard to my mother she started school. I undergraduate ben a masters and then a phd. If you've got a family that you're also being a part of you can't necessarily say we're going to be done in about five six eight years. It took a while but my mother was determined and she was able to get it done and with my grandmother. Being willing to say. I'll take up some of the slack. You can drop the kids off with me. Sometimes we stayed during the summers for few weeks at a time.
With the Americans Gone, Afghanistan Enters Its Uncertain, Taliban-Led Future
"Robin wright a new yorker contributing writer who covers foreign policy joins me to discuss the unforeseen consequences of the war on terror and the future of afghanistan as a haven for al-qaeda and other terrorist groups. Hi robin welcome to the program. So good to talk to you again. A lovely to be with you dorothy you. I visited afghanistan in nineteen ninety nine when the taliban were in power. And you've been back several times since most recently in march. What have afghans had to say to you over the years about the american occupation. Well of course. Afghanistan is not one country it is a very divided country by ethnicity and tribes bisect. And so they don't have one united view. I do think that at the time of the. Us intervention there was a hope among many maybe even most afghans that repressive rule by religious extremists would end. And a new future would include participatory democracy perhaps a decentralisation of power so that the the divisive provinces would each have more autonomy in ruling themselves unfortunately the government that have succeeded the taliban have all been deeply corrupt and so it was a very flawed democracy. And i think that by the end of twenty years there were many afghans. Even those who didn't like the taliban who were disgusted by the government and that was reflected most of all by the collapse of the afghan army which at the end of the day. Just didn't want to fight for the central government.
"one country" Discussed on The Journal.
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WW1: The Schlieffen Plan
"One of the most remarkable things about the first world war. Is that everyone sought coming. Well no one knew when it would start or what would be the trigger. All the parties involved knew that such a war was eventually going to happen. The germans saw the writing on the wall. Almost a decade before the war started most of the alliance's which were put into play for the first world war. We're developed in the aftermath of the franco prussian war of eighteen. Seventy and eighteen. Seventy one during this war which was really the last major war of the nineteenth century. Prussia defeated france taking the border territory. Known as alsace lorraine it also indirectly led to the creation of a new country called germany which was a union of prussia. Bavaria in a few smaller german speaking states france seeing this new unified germany posing an even greater threat than just prussia signed a treaty with russia in eighteen ninety four which stipulated that an attack on one country would be an attack on both. Both countries saw germany as a threat and their alliance was used to put germany in the position of having to fight a two front war. Should they choose to be belligerent. It was this strategic reality. That the chief of staff of the german army field marshal elfriede vansh lifan had to plan for lunch. Lifan was the head of the german army from eighteen ninety one to nineteen o six in late nineteen o five vansh leaf and realized that the world had changed dramatically. Russia had been soundly defeated in the russia. Japanese war railroads have made the movement of troops easier and the telegraph and the telephone had made communications faster. Weapons had improved and had become more lethal bunch leaf than felt it was necessary to totally rethink. How germany would fight a war against both france and russia. There were several big pitcher assumptions that virtually in made which went into the development of his plan. The first was that if a war with france and russia turned into a war of attrition. Germany would lose. They simply didn't have the manpower or resources of a combined france and russia to take them both on simultaneously second was at russia's military had been vastly over estimated their defeat at the hands of the japanese showed their weakness and they would soon recover from that defeat. Vansh lifan estimated that russia would take at least six weeks to mobilize before they could seriously begin to challenge germany.
US Regulators Give Full Approval to Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
"The food and drug administration is given full approval to Pfizer's covert nineteen vaccine acting FDA commissioner Janet woodcock says the public can be in her words very confident the Fizer vaccine meets high standards for safety effectiveness in manufacturing quality according to Pfizer the U. S. becomes the first country to fully approve it shot the FDA's approval may spur more vaccine mandates by companies universities and local governments a recent poll by the Associated Press in a R. C. center for public affairs research shows nearly six in ten Americans favor requiring people to be fully vaccinated to travel on airplanes or attend crowded public events Mike Hampton Washington
Israel Expands Eligibility for Booster Vaccines
"Israel is expanding its corona virus booster shot program to people over the age of fifty Israel is one of the world's leaders in vaccinating its population earlier this year but in recent weeks it has seen a surge in cases of the delta variant even among those who are already vaccinated last month Israel began offering a booster shot to to people over the age of sixty becoming the first country in the world that uses a Weston a vaccine to do so health officials in the U. S. and Europe have not yet recommended booster shots well you and health officials have recommended against it saying it's more important to inoculate the unvaccinated in poorer countries I'm sorry I shockingly
Dolly Parton Poses in Playboy Outfit for Husband’s Birthday
"In a Playboy Bunny outfit for her husband's Um, so she presented her husband, Carl, who we never see with a memorial. I'm sorry, not a memorial birthday present a memorable birthday present by recreating the iconic 1978 Playboy cover picture that she was a part of it The time she did an original photo shoot in. 78 became the first country singer to pose for the magazine. So she didn't show too much because it wasn't about Nudity. It was really about promoting her brand, and so I think we have a little audio of her talking about it on instagram. Today is July. 20 is my husband Carl's birthday and you're probably wondering why I'm dressed like this one is for my husband's birthday. Remember sometime back I said I was going to pose on the Playboy magazine 75. Well, I'm 75. They don't have a magazine anymore. My husband always loved the original cover. Fire. Oy. So I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy. He still thinks I'm hot chick every 37 years and I'm not gonna try to talk him out of that. And I hope he agreed. What do you think, anyway? What I did for his birthday? I did a little photo shoot in just all outfit, and, uh, I had a cover made. Of the new Dolly, the old new darling, and in the first one say, Remember this. I was kind of a little butter ball in that one about extreme cheese. Now he'll probably think I'm cream cheese. I hope
South Africa: A Country Founded on Critical Race Theory?
"Here's the article headlined south africa. The first country built on critical race theory. Officially implodes. And i thought to myself that is so perfect. What would happen if we founded a country and built a country on all of these academic ideas that we see talked about in higher education. What would be what would happen with that. Look like the answer is south africa. South africa is totally disintegrating again reading from revolver dot news. So happened is that there is the jailing of this person. By the name of jacob zuma and the supporters of the former president took the streets to allegedly protest. But what they really wanted to do was to plunder and steal at will sound familiar the death toll already of all the riots are already into the dozens in south africa. Do you know there are fifty seven murders day in south africa. That's almost american levels of murders. Such a. That's why. I say it's insane per capita by the way that's what i mean. Yeah i was. Yeah so i'm just saying. America was probably let me guess. America probably has two hundred murders day. This is interesting questions. And how many murders does america. Today we have three hundred thirty million people versus no totally. I'm just i'm guessing the point. Is that the rioters. Have plundered shops and entire shopping malls. If you have not seen what's been happening in south africa. The new are living in a media simulation. It's one of the most important stories happening in the world
Regent Seven Seas Cruises Unveils 132-Night 2024 World Cruise
"A four month cruise region seven seas cruises has announced one hundred and thirty two night road crews in twenty twenty four. The voyage will be aboard these seven. Cs mariner in visit sixty six ports in thirty one countries included in the seventy five. Thousand dollar fare will be first class flights unlimited ballet laundry unlimited internet and shore excursions. In each port bookings open on july fourteenth
UK to Lift Most COVID Restrictions Despite Surge in Cases
"Labour Party has accused the government of recklessness after it confirmed plans to lift most coronavirus restrictions in England. Is the first country to do so while infections are surging. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he expected to these measures in two weeks, thanks to the success of the vaccination program. He said It was the right time to scrap rules on distancing and wearing masks. If we don't go ahead now, when the summer fire break is coming up the school holidays, all the advantages that that should give us in in fighting the virus, and the question is When would we go ahead born union accused the government of gross negligence, a sentiment echoed by the opposition Labour leader Kurdistan. We need a balanced approach. We need to keep key protections in place, including mosques, including ventilation and, crucially, something we've been asking for throughout the pandemic proper. Payments for those that need to self isolate. Germany
China Launches First Astronauts to Its Space Station
"Yesterday. China successfully sent three astronauts or taikonauts to their tian module which will eventually become their completed. Tian gong space station. Nia haisheng bombing and tongue hongbo whose identities were kept secret until a press conference on wednesday will spend three months aboard the module bringing it into service and preparing it for the next phase of the space station's construction. It will be the longest crude mission by the chinese space agency to date the tian gong. Space station will end up looking. Like a big cross and will include crew quarters science labs and even a hubble class telescope when completed it will be a fifth of the mass of the international space station in china is open to having foreign on board to collaborate three more. Crude flights are planned to complete construction which is scheduled to be done sometime in twenty twenty two quoting the bbc. A fighter pilot nia haisheng. Fifty six is said to be china's oldest astronaut in space. He's a veteran of two previous flights which included a fifteen day visit in two thousand thirteen to the prototype station tian gong one this has since been de orbited his crewmates leo boming fifty four and tongue hongbo forty five are also from air force background lease earlier spaceflight experience was on the shenzhou seven mission in two thousand eight. That's all him participate in china's first ever spacewalk mr. Tung is the rookie on this occasion. Having never before gone into orbit and quotes in addition to landing a rover on mars last month china became the first country to send an un- crude rover to the far side of the moon in two thousand and nineteen while the us has been prohibited from working with china's space program for a passed by congress in two thousand eleven which is part of why china has to make its own space station because with the us leading the international space station partnership china therefore can't be a part of it. Nasa has been outwardly congratulatory of china's recent achievements with administrator bill nelson sane in a statement yesterday quote congratulations to china launch of crew to their new space station. I look forward to the scientific discoveries to come and quotes
Artists Create E-Waste 'Mount Recyclemore' for G7
"Prepared to meet in Cornwall in southwest England, a huge sculpture of their heads in the style of Mount Rushmore in the U. S has been built close to where they're staying. Named. Mount Recycle more. It hopes to highlight the environmental damage caused by throwing away electronic devices. Our reporter. Steffi Apprentice has more. It's one of America's most iconic monuments. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial features the heads of four U. S presidents carved into the rock face in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Now ahead of the G seven meeting and looming more than two stories high. The faces of Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden and Angela Merkel stare out across the Cornish landscape constructed entirely of bits of metal circuit boards, TV screens and smartphones. They're joined by you should Asuka Mario Draghi and Justin Trudeau to make the mountain structure close to the hotel where world leaders will be staying in the English countryside. These people who live near the G seven summit venue, watch the faces being built seen it develop over the last few days, and it's what they've done is schism. Amazing. I think it's a good way of Sort of highlighting just how much the waste there is in the oceans, and hopefully we'll send a good message over to G seven leaders just about we really need to clean the planet up artists Joe Russian Alex Wreckage say they created the sculpture to highlight the huge amount of tech and gadgets that go UN recycled globally each year, with Joe explaining the logic behind depicting the world leaders united They like more to talk to each other and work out a plan that isn't just shifting the problem from one country to another, but actually is a plan. We will work on together, which is how to deal with this waste and how to stop producing so much waste and how to recycle things in these. All these issues have got to be dealt with globally. They can't be dealt with nationally because that's where the problem is. According to the UN at the 53 Million tons of electronic waste generated globally each year, will more than double by 2050, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the world. The artists are hoping their mount recycling more will galvanize the world leaders to tackle the problem. The
El Salvador Becomes First Country to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender
"Has approved legislation to make the Cryptocurrency Bitcoin legal tender nationwide. It's the first country to do so it will be accepted unless technology does not supported Tokyo's
"one country" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"Interesting raise here. So lana labs wants to develop a blockchain that is faster and cheaper than a theorem and it has raised three hundred and fourteen point one five million dollars. In a private token sale led by a sixteen and polishing capital quoting the block launched last year salona is seen as a competitor to cerium which today remains the largest blockchain platform four decentralized projects and applications salona however is faster and cheaper than a theorem for executing transactions. A theory current capacity is about fifteen transactions per second solano's capacity on the other hand is around fifty thousand transactions per second as for cost at theorems average fee per transaction is about six dollars while solana's is around point zero zero zero zero one penny a theorems fees are expected to drop when it moves to a proof of stake system. We are convinced that scale ability and throughput in blockchain are now a solved problem said anatoly vanco co founder and ceo of salona labs. The next phase is on boarding a billion users and quote. The number of projects building on salona is increasing. There are already more than ninety projects in salon. His ecosystem as the block research reported earlier this year. Some of the most notable projects include serum radium maps dot. me and pike network. Still salona has a long way to go. The total value locked or tv l. in selena's defy ecosystem is currently way smaller than theorems. The tv eleftheriou projects is over fifty nine billion dollars whereas the tv of salona projects is still less than one billion and quote..
"one country" Discussed on Techmeme Ride Home
"Tax contributions can be paid with the digital currency and exchanges in. Bitcoin will not be subject to capital gains tax the exchange rate with the. Us dollar quote. We'll be freely established by the market. According to the proposed law el salvador's current official currency is the us dollar. The law also says that the state will quote promote the necessary training and mechanisms so that the population can access. Bitcoin transactions and quote approximately seventy percent of el salvador does not have access to traditional financial services according to the bitcoin law the cryptocurrency is seen as a way to increase financial inclusion president. Naib kelly submitted the law to congress after he announced last week that el salvador struck a partnership with digital wallet companies streak to build the country's modern financial infrastructure using bitcoin technology and quote. I read a profile of kelly. Recently though i can't remember where he's controversy`l as the leader of el salvador for reasons that i won't get into now but he's also young and a lot of people attribute his rise to power in el salvador to his mastery of social media. So this sort of fits with type rate. Apparently twenty three thousand people participated in nick. Carter's twitter space last night discussing this with kelly. Also quoting balaji srinivasa. If i'm reading this right. All economic agents that are technologically capable of receiving btc as payment must accept it s payment though instant conversion to usd is made available to anyone who doesn't wanna take price risk and quote so interesting that we've reached a world where bitcoin far from being stateless and outside. The law is actually a mandated tool of at least one st. Also if you wanna maybe see the angle being played here. This is president. Kelly's tweet from.
The First Country to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender
"The central american nation of el salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after lawmakers voted by a supermajority in favor of a new bitcoin. Law quoting nbc. The purpose of this law is to regulate bitcoin as unrestricted legal tender with liberating power unlimited in any transaction and to any title that public or private natural or legal persons require carrying out the law reads prices can now be shown in bitcoin. Tax contributions can be paid with the digital currency and exchanges in. Bitcoin will not be subject to capital gains tax the exchange rate with the. Us dollar quote. We'll be freely established by the market. According to the proposed law el salvador's current official currency is the us dollar. The law also says that the state will quote promote the necessary training and mechanisms so that the population can access. Bitcoin transactions and quote approximately seventy percent of el salvador does not have access to traditional financial services according to the bitcoin law the cryptocurrency is seen as a way to increase financial inclusion president. Naib kelly submitted the law to congress after he announced last week that el salvador struck a partnership with digital wallet companies streak to build the country's modern financial infrastructure using bitcoin technology and quote.
"one country" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"one country" Discussed on Texas Titans Podcast
"While. And we've been friends for. Over thirty years. and. He didn't call me and said. Hey you know I, want you know he didn't have to Yup. Yup. That's not my expectation right you and I in our other conversation we talked about this is like I just people by what they do. Not. By what they say in. So if you're telling me these things or your show, you're putting it out there that you want you want people to know the best not in your own archer. Sake book. A. Senior. WHO's your birthday parties whose? ishers. Would you spend your time with? Let me look look look at work and he got a launch with you know. Who Do you play golf with you at the football game with you know those kinds of aids you grew up in similar backgrounds of union selfish. Rang me, and of course, Gannett Texas Yup with black side of town white side of town Yup the unifying bang in those small towns sports. That's right. That's right and the reason that I started to go over this guy's house or that guy's house. was because we were on the same football team. We had a very successful high school football team. And for small towns that that was the protein you know were. Aptly. You go into this store that what Burger you're gonNA, get some stub just because you're on the football team. Absolutely you know that was a great kind of equalizer in some cases but was always interesting in Uganda Sunday in Nago to my church, you go to your church. Yeah. That's the most segregated day of the week we're absolutely. But then as we started to open up dialogue I remember when when matter of fact, when I was in Thailand in China? Remember. Is. The Friendship Fellowship Account can't remember? The name of the Church was, but we we integrated with you know on Sunday with wage we went to their judge one Sunday in they can't arch. I'll have cooled just the differences in the service. Yeah. Yeah. Same denomination. Yeah. But the differences in the service was was interesting. Yeah. It was Kinda like this. Wow. You're. In it's it's it is those small kinds of interactions. Yeah. It make a difference. Absolutely. Absolutely. It I'm hoping that. Once, everything calms down. Because this thing has two ways to go..
"one country" Discussed on Reason Podcast
"Made you've made up your idea, man. If your mind, you you solidified your philosophy, but the he's ideas, a huge major punch in. That's when people are really discovering who they are, you know, thirteen through twenty five maybe thirty and so yes, absolutely. I think Iran, changes people's lives and people's lives, and doesn't reinforce doesn't reinforce them. But really has chromatic impacted which is why reading her especially at a young age. I think is is a great enersen to anyone putting a lot of people who ultimately went onto libertarianism as well. What what do you think is the difference between Objectivism and libertarianism very is? Is there? A neat distinction between them will Peter Schwartz actually, a another objective instance, rape volumes about this all I'll let him up speak to it. But when my responses. That will Objectivism as you critically put forth Nick is a complete philosophy. It is not simply about politics or the non aggression principle. It's a complete philosophy starting from the basics of metaphysics epistemology all the way through politics and aesthetic sin in every other aspect of life. So you a minor standing of libertarianism is that it's a it's a political doctrine in in in in particular Objectivism. I think is much bigger much more. It's it's about a it's a true complete philosophy. And which lasted a lot of people were interested to come to terrorism. Because they don't really know what you don't know. What Objectivism is they have never heard of it. But ultimately, find great value in discovering Objectivism and seeing how of Iran's ideas are are really complete complete response in not just about the politics. So are you optimistic about the future? You know? And I'm I'm thinking of you know, I probably catch you a couple of times when I'm channel surfing and watching cable news, I see you, you know, talking on FOX. And you know, you're you're one of the few people on FOX that calls Trump when he starts doing boneheaded stuff about Cy immigration, or trade, and particular kosher on a lot of kind of investment shows and things like that. But do you think that Trump is the future or the the democratic socialists, you know, who seem to beginning granted the in the Democratic Party or they the future, you know, optimistic pessimistic wire one. Hostility is not guaranteed a dark gauge of for many many years. So, you know, I I am hopeful for the future. And I tell you if this country is saved it's going to be the ideas in new textbook of Americanism. It is gonna be individualism that saves it. I don't believe that the Democrats are lanell believe that dental Trump reflect or a war expose individualism Americanism. So I am hopeful for the future, Nick, Nick. Because I see in talk a lot of young people who are questioning authority or questioning collectivism and picking up Iran in mass. So I'm very hopeful for the future. But it's it's not guaranteed. I think people really have to think and take idiocy seriously. If the next hundred years of American of American ISM is going to be as bright is the past what we're. Gonna leave it there. Thank you so much. We've been talking with Jonathan Hoenig. He is the editor of a new book that is called a new textbook of Americanism the politics of Ayn rand which completes a series of essays that a on ran began in nineteen forty six with the help of a half a dozen or more contributors, John, thanks so much. Where is the best place for people to find your stuff online? Sure will the book can be found at textbook Americanism. And I'm at capitalist pig dot com. Thank you again for having. All right. Very good. This has been the reason podcasts I have been your host nNcholas bay. Please subscribe to us at apple at Google at Spotify at reason wherever you go and rate and review us while you're there. Thanks for listening..
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"Why not should government run the schools in why not should government, you know, build the Royal roads? So government has been a lot smaller Nick historically needs to be the. Smaller in every way, because as you said to me now just this notion of you know, where taxation as part of America, and we can debate but needs in ended it it doesn't need to be the way it is now. And I think that's something that's positive that people are putting forth at that. Looks my money I earned it and that it's government's role not to come in take it away. But to protect me from it. So what is your what is your kind of origin story? How did you you consider yourself objective as had a do get into Objectivism? And also what what do you say is the the main fault line between libertarianism and objective assure will, I I studied philosophy in in college native, northwestern, it left me hating, the world hating man in its around that time someone said any look you really should pick up a Iran anwr in Iran, and I did. In, thankfully, I did starting college in a release started devouring, the her work and its improvement on what what did you what did you start with? Well, I tell you you don't make a new textbook of Americanism was one of the first pieces of Iran that actually rent because I grew up in the eighties in particular in the early nineteen eighties. Nick, I always love this country. I knew that I love this country in now. That's right. I think you know, you know, you know, makes ranch so important is that she really is the American philosopher Iran is e you know, you said she was a Russian, you know, the Russian novelist. I was Russian born yet. Well, rent ward. But you know, she hated Russia. She couldn't wait the run out of Russia. Never never to return. She she threw off everything of. No, she was she is the American voice. Use the American philosopher in the morning were read about Iran, read, her work, early, more and more understood that and embrace that. And and that's that's part of what I think is so worried about a new textbook of Americanism is to reinforce the fact that you know, rand is not this twentieth. Century figure that had something to say about free markets. You know, she is the American voice the American idea and American philosopher, which is why everyone both sides of the aisle is thinks or wherever you sit in the clinical spectrum of will find great value in a new textbook of America. Do you? Do you feel like the she actually convinced people to change their minds, or is it more that you recognize yourself? Unhurt work, and and it kind of articulates what you already feel because it one of the interesting questions, and this is true of any kind of political or ideological orientation, and it whether it's Objectivism or libertarianism progressivism, you know, trying to get people to get bigger numbers. Do you feel like she convinces people or she kind of awakens and people something that they already below the the form, you know, I, you know, Dr Brooks, for example, was that card carrying a socialist in Israel for he read Iran, and you hear it over and over again, it is clear shading, Nick people save I read Iran, it changed my life. And that still ace I think that's what makes new textbook of Americanism. So great. This is a short easily accessible, or as you said, it's it's a series of essays most of them. Just a couple hundred thousand twelve hundred words, it really pack a huge radical punch, and especially for young people. Released starting to discover nature by the time. You get to be thirty thirty five you've.
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"But then when he ran for president of very much was anti-abortion, although he ultimately didn't actually do much. About it. But s meets actually, right? Let me ask you a you one of one of the other things that the the new textbook of Americanism. You know, kind of raise for me. And I say this is somebody who you're not familiar with ranch work, but not super in super detail. She's not an anarchist. A lot of people. Now, you know who are libertarian seemed to be anarchists. You know? And they say, you know, all you know, government is is bad. More government is more bad. But and taxation is theft. I understand why estate taxes you would consider that theft. Because this is the proceeds of somebody's life in. It's already been taxed at various times. But where was rand on things? Like, you know, the general taxes us say to support a military in the the proper scope of her like what what was her. What was her position vis-a-vis taxation? You know, ran believed in Objectivism believes that that. The government is not a necessary evil in government is necessary. Good government is a real positive. It's it's essential of for capitalism. Visit the right type of government, you know, Nick government whose only purpose whose sole purpose is to protect each individual's right to his in her own life. So you're right. I mean, enter his is is. Evince getting more popular or were having a revival in popularity your. It's I don't have a great sense of act, but Objectivism is completely against anarchism. This idea of competing in a government. How do you have a competition enforce, and that's that's hall? A no the biggest gun wins. No. We we Iran believed that we actually have to have a government to right kind of government coats, small government. Okay. But limited government a government whose whose proper role is truly limited protection protection of each individual rights. You know, if you follow that next so much of what we think of as being inseparable to government. Now, just simply goes away, you know, everything about education, everything about housing everything about transportation of simply goes away and governments truth, but a taxes taxes being levied in order to pay for those necessary functions. That's you know, the there's no. Problem. Oh ran had not talked about in the book, but ran had a number of very innovative ideas about taxation, voluntary taxation, in fact, in at all taxes in should be voluntary. She performed a couple of great ideas. I think Nick about a lottery, for example, or, you know, but even something as seemingly benign is a. Is a consumption tax. Would be any step ahead of of this massive progressive redistribution and wealth hatred in wealth confiscation? That now is is the taxes, but you know, the truth is negative of proper government is so small that you know, we're talking about a tiny amount of money. Relative to what is is is contributing is taken today. So I was the Ramon in American history where the government was actually the right size because when you go back to the founding, obviously, the federal government certainly was allowed smaller. But you know, there was also slavery that was being enforced local governments off the were controlling, you know, what what people could wear when stores could be open, etc. So, you know, there's there's always been a lot of government in people's lives on a lot of regulation. But you know, when you say that like if we got to the proper size of government a lot of the. That we have would just be kind of moot. Because we'd be talking about rounding errors in our in our pocket change and whatnot. But it has a has there ever been a time? Like that. I think I think what's changed. Make is that. Now, we're so much more accepting of it in a when someone something like that. When the the income tax came along know, the great outrage in end and debate about how terrible is one example. But now today, which is still custom this idea that of course, we pay taxes the rich should pay more date, the Maury earn the more you should pay in the decided that you know taxation is not thefts. That taxation is a good thing, depending on if you really love the country, you should pay more taxes than that. That government can do whatever he wants in..
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"You know, what you're not trading? You're FOX a lot which tends to pay a lot of lip service to religion to think the country's getting more secular over time. I well. I mean, most of the polls show, you know, that, you know, baby boomers are less religious than their parents were gen Xers are less religious than baby boomers millennials are less religious than gen Xers. I I mean, do you do you get a sense of that? Or do you think that's not quite right? This is my opinion here, Nick, you know, I think that they moved their their sacrifice from God to what they believe is that, you know, as God's messengers here on earth, some of them in politics. So I'm I'm happy to see that the country is getting less religious. But I think ultimately it's for not because we're getting even more collectivists, we're getting even more self sacrificial people are so it's they don't care about sacrificing forgotten anymore, but you know, for their for their neighbor or for the environment for the greater good that has challenged at all. So I one of one of the stark differences. I think at I n I'm thinking about this, partly because of the the dividing line between such of culture, cultural religious culture and whatnot. Rand was very much in favor of abortion unapologetically in favor of abortion. That is something that nobody seems. A very few people are unapologetically for abortion anymore where where is the the moral claim in Objectivism or that ran draws? And I I assume you agree that abortion is. You know, is is a right. You know that a woman has a right to control her body. And that there's nothing to be you know, kind of squeamish of that. Yes. It's it's it's not written about in a new textbook of Americanism. But rain was absolutely. Pro abortion, and the notion that our rights are though, she just don't we talk about rights in being tale that rights belong Nick human beings in that embryo, a fetus is not a human being. It's inside of a mother. It's part of that mother in. It's the mother was the right to her life and her body, and that every decision made regarding her body is up to the mother in that of so I actually believe that approach, and that's all the way through all the way through until birth. Well, the snow tion of your third trimester abortions. They are so rare to begin with Nick, I think if the search very difficult, you know, it's very. It's a very awful procedure for any doctor to perform. I think that's why you have to most most abortions are done very early in the pregnancy row tickets. But absolutely. I mean, I think life begins for me in. This is my perspective here, though, I believe Dr picot with echelman saying life starts at birth fats when life begins and any effort to put government's hand inside of a person's body to say, no, this is what you can cannot do with your body of before that that umbilical cord is cut. I think this is a terrible terrible violation. It's it's amazing. How she you know, that was one of her big knocks on Ronald Reagan, and was that he had as governor of California had signed into law the had helped legalized abortion..
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"But I think it's a real ugly developments in gates is probably the biggest example of this. I mean, you know, Bill Gates win. He was at Microsoft, your own broke his talked in written at great lengths about this. I mean, Bill Gates was was often seen as a villain that the he was the monopolist. You know, it at Microsoft is a windows was taking over everything. In fact, Bill Gates had the antitrust the Justice department on his his case in eighth I trust. But you know, when did you become a real hero? When he started giving his money away with the Gates Foundation inserted this this promise. What do they call themselves? The billionaires who promised give away all their money for the. You know, I think it's pretty ugly. You know, Nick, in my opinion, if you say, he's he's billionaires for some reason feel tainted by their wealth feel like, you know, if I'm earned it when I'm earning it. I'm a bad person. I'm exploitative, I'm a I'm evil. But boy if I'm giving it away. That's what makes me a hero. And you see pretends with the Walton family in the wolves exam with Bernie Sanders in others, you know, of this terrible animosity towards businesses and individuals in the families who have been able to create wealth. And then don't feel instant is is it fits company on them to spend the latter half of their life giving it away to anyone asks. So no, I don't think that that sort of a passionate about getting away. Every said that you earn is a very I don't think it's very becoming. I'd much rather CDs. These a producers invest start we companies starting. Businesses new enterprise, and you know, it's it's the difference between someone like Steve Jobs in Mother, Theresa mother. Theresa is this Jesus saints right in. How would we make Steve Jobs as well? Not by making apple we'd make him a Saint the billionaire, but made a the state my eyes, but it will give it all away Nick of its sole his yachts, if he put himself up our cross instead take it all with any would have been a Saint. But you know, you're saying earning money her. You know, the race was a point that I'm I'm interested in pursuing with you. There's a chapter NASA by Leonard peak off. I believe that argues that capitalism is ultimately secular begging reason celebrated its fiftieth anniversary this year in talked to a bunch of our early editors and whatnot. I'm Bob will. You know, who created reason foundation in nineteen seventy was in early editor said that coming out of the sixties that the difference between conservatives and libertarians hit reason started of. Was started by a guy who was devoted of rand? And a lot of the early libertarian people were Randy ends. But Bob said, you know, the real difference was that the libertarians tended to not be religious is not just capitalism. Secular is libertarianism Objectivism. You know? Ultimately, secular activism is is completely secular in America. I believe is is secular. Nearly the founders were guests. They were Christians at dealer is Dr peak off rights nature. They were they believe that, you know, here on earth if you will get to borrow a line from Kennedy, you know, God's work. What must really be our own capitalism. Requires this wall of separation between searching church in states, just as it does between economy states in the government doesn't stab religion or any ideology, nor does it redistribute wealth regularly. Yes. The economy based on. With church necessarily would believe so yes, I do hope four thin. I've Dr peak of certain hold worth that America is secular. Not based on the you know, you always hear Nick, well, barracas based on Judeo Christian ideology note. No, it's not a new textbook of Americanism ethics explains. Really in great detail how it's individualists. Ideologies. Not this notion of God is raising everything that the country is is about seeing his will done America is a secular Humphry. It's a country banks traffic is America. A obviously you spend a lot of time on Fox News..
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"Kind of kind of used it. A little tired catchphrase that eventually truly billing schools are helping the Muslim people are bringing democracy to the Middle East is not the proper way to protect American interests in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world that the idea of American government is to eliminate the threat to us. Eliminate the threat to Americans Imon truly, yes, come home, a sewing, a proper American self interested in American foreign policy starts with eliminating the threat by force eliminating forces of Americans by force in then leaving to others to build democracy to create schools to to build the roads. That's not American spits. Not America, American militaries. Will is that is that something that has changed? You know? I realized you know, we're talking about rand in than Randy and inspired people in things like that. But you know, the difference between say. Right after World War Two in the Cold War. And now, it seems that 'cause rand was was more militant I mean, she was certainly anticommunist than she believed in in taking the fight to communist countries. Right. Yes. Absolutely. She was explicitly anti-communist explicitly anti collectivist and afford policy journal writes, a hor policy is one that embraces this notion of individual rights into the idea that look there are threats to this this country, if there's enemies to this country than it's absolutely proper to eliminate those threats eliminate them resounding Lii in that. That's the only by pursuing you know, a or limiting enemies can every American be free to pursue his or her own self interest. Nets exactly what ran believed what you're not talking about incoherent Shuman favor. Of the Vietnam war wish she was against the DM or Nick and actually of move rights rights, not in the book, but writes, pretty detail about her feelings on the Vietnam war. Yes. Absolute. Well, let's turn to one of the chapters that you yourself contributed which explains why there should be no death tax or now estate tax. What is what's your basic argument that it's it's ran ass. Question would pay us to divide great fortunes, and I answered in a pretty resounding lay that even the question ran asked know, would it would it help us like there is an us in America? No, no America is is a land of individualism. And I I asked my I I ask in the book, you know, Nick, look, if you you know, if you give your rich watch your kid have a wristwatch you give it to your kid this government step in and say, well, wait a minute half of that wristwatch third of at risk Rach of blondes to us. You know, it's the greater good. The it's the the people really are the ones that earned that. Absolutely not. So yes. Ran I believe it was very much against the debt Haxhi estate tax. It is not moral to buy rate fortunes or anyone's fortune internet. You might say, well that's been that's been settled. But, you know, look at the the too quickly tally back to the feelings towards some of the great wealth creators today. Jeff Bezos, as you said, Warren Buffett, many others is the sense that they didn't earn. It's this really would be better invested in other purposes. So no them the death tax the estate tax committee on American any efforts to redistribute wealth. It a so called raider good. I think are anathema Nick to Americans without what do you think about, you know, a tradition of people you mentioned enter Carnegie before, but also John D Rockefeller, Warren Buffett a Bill Gates. These are all people who either gave away large parts of their fortune or planning to a Warren buffet talks a lot about it as taking care of his kids. But in a mess of his money is being given way had it. How do you feel about that? Obviously, it's their money that can do what they want. But is that a is that a wise choice on their part to? They can do whatever they want..
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"You know, all Facebook could do is put forth a tree you wanna use this instant use it. You don't wanna use it use something else? Do you worry at all about? I I agree with you on on on that concerned. But do you do you worry that companies like Facebook or platforms like Facebook, like Google, and you know, a YouTube and whatnot that they are pretty shoddy with the way that they treat say our privacy or data or formation that they're stuff going on that we don't really know about this. Does that concern you or do you think that that's mostly a kind of bad critique to try and get people's hooks into, you know, getting the businesses to do what they, you know? You know, if you look at the last survey, I don't put too much value in surveys. But Nick, oftentimes people say they're more concerned about these issues claim to the more concerned about issues in terms of internet privacy to mate, they actually are. So no, I have to say maybe not I am not concerned about it. I think that, you know, Facebook Twitter at all are they created social media. These are the companies that created it, and we as consumers in this context are have a choice, we can either participate or not share certain types of information or not and what we're seeing nichole fact is that the market freedom works. You know, you're seeing a certain certain of types of voices get deep lifeforms companies saying, look, I don't want Alex Jones, I might sites. I think that's a positive thing. They need to set those standards and set those objectives of. Criteria of just who's going to be allowed with pensive speech is going to be allowed in. What sense does not end? Nick new platforms will be created. I mean, we remember when based when Mike base was the thing and up. So no one free economy. There is especially when it comes to speech notion of what government has to step in to protect freedom of speech, five regulating social media companies, Nick, that's what we get to. I think smell sending not real real. I'm disappointed with with Senator Preussen. My God I've been disappointed for him for hunk times real this role. Arnie's are are embracing regulation of social media companies. It's very anti-american in my view. Alon journo contributes a chapter that ask her answers the question, what should a distinctively American foreign policy? Do now this is a place where traditionally I think a lot of objectiveness and libertarians kind of parked company a little bit. How how does the book answer that question? What what is it? Distinctively American foreign policy government has a real or role. And this is a great debates in libertarian circles. I know in heirarchy circles Nick about you know, what is the proper role government journal answers. I believe answers Iran answers that the government is our agent of silk defense. That's what it is. That's essential role is securing our our freedom to pursue our goals in just as police courts are essential. We need a -ffective military force to protect our freedom through foreign threats. And that's a big part of the proper role of government is. Eliminated in neutralizing defame of foreign threats to our country. So does that does that militant I mean, I guess in the objective this world as posted the libertarian world. Again, these are kind of like overlapping but distinct circles, you know, where where does that leave us a vis-a-vis year eighteen in in Afghanistan or being in Iraq? A are these from a random perspective were these mistakes or were they righteous operations that went wrong, or are they actually so wretches opera, you know, I think I'm gonna let Alon allows works speak for itself. But my belief been I think a lot of Objectivism would put forth in the Knicks that you know, that militant Islam e in militants Islam is a threat to this country but building schools..
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"But of course, charities important if in when you wanna find those entities in individuals that you want to help, but you know, now internet cherry is at the center of almost every American decision in Washington. Forget you as in visual, Washington healthcare trade policies all about oil. Of help our neighbor. So charity is is not part of the founding documents. I think for very good reason, it's an individual choice for your own happiness. Not giving back to the greater good. So one of the essays written by Richard Saltzman? Ask the question, however, fortunes made in a capitalist system what what's the answer to that? And, you know, have we lost sight of that of that basic answer shirt. Yeah. And if you wanna make money, I mean, this Iran talks about America is the place where the idea of to make money was created was invented. Right. I mean before America, you wanna who was rich. Well, was the earth. Soccer. See Nick, it was the kings. Those who have the financial hole in you know, in America, who has become billionaires people who have you know, it's it's these these creative minds these in a free economy who created something the same Waltons. That Andrew Carnegie ease that Michael Dell's in the Bill Gates who who've CU created these tremendous enterprises companies that have improved all of our lives in a in a huge way. So Ness, Richard Saltzman. Talks about fortunes being our Ford since Maine under capitalism, they're made by creation I production. Not by redistribution Mets talks about that. That America is the catalyst country Nick by definition. And you know, what are we have? Now, even those on the right? It's not it's not a celebrating these rate producers. But saying all well, you know, Jeff Bezos, he's up to get us in a well, we really need to see how how are you worried at all? I mean on the right, particularly when it comes to tech giants who are ascended people like Beza companies like apple and whatnot. But particularly the social media people get a lot of Goth from the right? I'm thinking of people like Ted Cruz and a couple of other. Republican elected officials who say, you know, what you guys are screwing conservatives you're not bringing our points of view to a wide enough audience. So we should be treating you like a public utility. Are you are you bothered? I or five by a really kind of gets back to this idea. You know, who is out there in politics protecting the producer rand wrote a book wrote an essay, Nick, I'm sure you've heard of aiding how about a about big business is America's number one persecuted minority. It's firm much. The case may twenty eighteen saw this ugly spectacle of these great of great innovators. Mark Zuckerberg at all being, you know, given these show trials on Capitol Hill, Nick interrogating them about why aren't you getting more hits or likes or up EROs, or whatever it is to conservative causes Bazei fair hands off. This is a in fact, it's it's discussed in the book and in the new textbook of American is the difference. The difference Nick between economic and political power ran wrote about this throughout her career and started actually started in a new textbook of. Americanism the understanding between on the political power economic power is what this book has is what apple has earned. They've earned it, Nick. It's the power trade..
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"I think it's actually oftentimes very much racism, but it's also ignorance, Nick, I think about what makes this country strong in great event is of course capitalism. This notion of of of freedom of free trade of economic power of forget, even the, you know, the the kind of the practicality of capitalism been note, the knowledge that Nick if we save money of Americans can save money. I buying a foreign car foreign tomato avocado or anything else that money is in saying reinvesting, the new welcome to new projects. So so there's a there's an economic ignorant ignorance their officials are just there's a this. I think it's a philosophical ignorance this notion that you know, America is about pursuing your own self interest that Nick we're not born in this country with this, you know, debt in debt your neighbor. Or debt to the country that to the greater good this country is about in like my God. We only have so many years on this earth. We're so fortunate to be born here in America. And it's not about, you know, sacrifice to the greater good and saying, well, you know, I really want the imported jeans the foreign the BMW, but gee, I gotta do what's good for the country. So I guess I should buy Ford. That's that's a load of crap. Nick miracles is a year free pursue your self interest pursue your happiness. That's what this country's about. What is the what is the role of a charity, and then the welfare state in in a kind of in your new textbook of Americanism? How how does that play out? Thank you for us again. That's that's a dressed in particular. Don, Watkins rights rights, Ayn rand asked the question in Don, Watkins answers, look can charity be. Oh, right. You have a right. To Jerry in this in this in this country. It's it's an idea that's pretty popular of both sides of the idea of the aisle. Now in Nick that, you know, surely the left believes that jury in the is on the right? But even look at President Trump's of a stimulus with the the farmers the payments out of the farmers the compensate for his his, you know, the trade were the effects of the trade were I think there's really a belief in America that look when American is about is helping your neighbors making sure that no one no what no one should not have health insurance. Everyone should have have their existing conditions predicted in America. That's what America's all about to Don Watkins asks in answers for racist. Singly that of course, Jerry is not a right in America. It's not not part of the American system and the entitlement state much, the same, you know, a nickname. But is it bad to do charity for people? It's certainly not bad. Do charity if its value to you. But you know, I'm ran did not believe that charity was a really major value of charity was that something that had to be first and foremost in every decision that you make is an individual and at end in that, you you know, charity is not giving back to others naked. I believe I believe in Iran would put forth in certainly down puts for the charity is not the most important thing in the world who thing is pursuing your happiness, assuming pursuing yourself interest. Not at others, a detriment, you know, not by exploiting them or stealing with them..
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"Refresh the American spirit immigrants bring rate new skills break new opportunities immigrants enhanced the economy oftentimes what I find people who have objections immigrants. It's really more nicotine objects would say. The entitlements states. You know, they're not not angry but immigration during by immigrants using entitlements states. Oftentimes, it's a it's a secondary objection. So, you know, I think most objectiveness certainly the book presents immigrants to be valued in this country. What the particular policy should be what type of screening if screen deaths that's really up for debate. You know this. This idea is this book in this Iran's perspective is the big picture harassing that you back to the individualism is the basis of era at I'm sorry. What was your on Brooke who was talking about immigration than as opposed to peak off in the book at a belief type of vessel? What one one of the things that was kind of certified there, too, which which struck a chord with me though, and is interesting in in rand's thought in general is that, but she's also not doing a cost benefit analysis. Right. She's not saying well immigrants are okay. Because on net they produce more than they. Consume. How how to set a Luminita kind of basic insight into Randy and thought that that's a little bit different than a lot of even fellow travelers in a kind of libertarian world. I think that's thank you for bringing it up, Nick. Exactly, right. I mean, oftentimes, you know, you hear topic of immigration gun control. An exactly right. I mean, some libertarians in almost probably everyone else in politics sailing. Well, let's let's wait it out. How does this benefit that a nation net net? Well, the nation, quote Meads these types of workers. So maybe it's good are the nation doesn't need these types of grits. So you don't even you'll hear the president talk about. Well, you know, we need certain types of workers. Meaning well, you know, that's I believe that I believe ran with put forth, that's actually a very collectivist idea. You know, what does the nation need natio- weeds freedom nation needs individualism, and you know, what anyone particular employee at a company needs a once? Higher. That's a particular individual choice. So this this whole notion, Nick that you know, will been nation requires Visser that I think that's exactly the collectivism. I believe that is Britain typical to America in one. There's an essay in the book, for example, another one that's pretty hotly contested at now written by a Harry binswanger. Dr been binswanger where he puts forth at this idea of by American. And that's in even a lot of libertarians neck. I believe with say all of course, you want to support americai gotta by American, you know, Iran in we put forth that I believe that, you know, by American is actually very un-american, this this this tribal notion that boys you love the country of the by the by the Hershey bar enough. The Tober o- on his have said. Time America's about individualism. If you want to buy foreign clothing foreign goods for knock yourself out. It's that's the freedom the individual that truly DeVine's American not this tribal notion that where I where is a a by America projects are certainly bipartisan Donald Trump talks about that Barack Obama as part of the stimulus put in money saying, you know, the certain types of steel and whatnot in stimulus projects had to be American steel where you know, is that the sign of declining nation or is it where where is that? Whereas that impulse to say now, you know, what we got a we got a we got a locally. We gotta buy from people who look like us or vote like us where where's that coming from? It's well, I mean. It is collected ISM for sure it's tribalism..
"one country" Discussed on Reason Podcast
"It's the collective, however, you know, you wanted to find at at the time, it's the group that is value with a group that matters the group that, you know, a has power view will in society individualism is very much yahtzee individualism is the is the idea of the documents says it is the individual that matters his own life, liberty pursuit of happiness. That's the standard on which everything cannon should be judged. In society is a good for the individual and ran famously talks about how you know. Any group is only a collection of individuals, you know, her big picture philosophies based on this notion of individual rights and America was the first country in the history of the world neck that clip the individual first and foremost, you know, it was your it is your life liberty pursuit of happiness. It's not the king or you Fuhr the greater good or the country. I this was a country that said, it's the individuals life that matters in the the purpose of government. The only purpose of government is to protect that each individual's right to is in her own life. So it's it's a tremendous topic. Obviously a great detail in the book. But this this very unique notion still to America what Americanism really is is that. No, it's your life. You matters country. Not the greater good not sacrificed to any other entity. Mets that's pretty powerful topic. Especially in the in the realm of politics in the late forties. There were certain collectives that were obvious or had just been. Feed it, you know, the idea of of the kind of Nazi master race as as a as a group against you know, that subjugated individuals exterminated them, you know, what are what are the collective's? Now that the collective identities that you think are particularly ascendant and problematic from a individualist point of view. I think that's what makes a new textbook of Americanisms so important, especially right now, the project's been in the works for a number of years, but, you know, the really no voice Ziya sinc-. It no consistent voices for individualism. My God it surely in American politics in hardly any in in America. There are really no voices putting forth that individual is. What matters collectivism is everywhere. Nick is certainly on the left. I mean, we've that's that's like kind of different war. Now, we understand that, you know, the leftist. However you wanted. Defined this. It's sacrifice to you know. It's it's it's bama's. I on my brother's keeper, you know, there's a very obvious or even something seemingly benign as the environmental movement. You know, it's the collective in collective sacrifice for the environment. But Nick, what really worries me is at the whatever we used to define the right? I don't actually believe in these notions anymore. I think it's it's indicated as ran a alluded to its individualism and everything else in the right? I believe Nick is very much in the mode of collectivism. Now. I mean America, I is collectivism. In fact, bought the book talks, not a great Lynch, but touches on talks about this notion of nationalism is collectivism. It's it's sacrificed to the nation is single the nation is the saner to value not me as an individual to the right is very much collectivist is the left now, that's what makes sneaking in individual promoting individualism backsta radical idea in America today, co cabal. The you know immigration comes up a little bit in the buck. And I think it's in a in a section that has authored by Leonard peacock. What is a Randy and perspective on immigration because that that seems to be one of the places excuse me that the right and particularly conservatives are very bothered by the idea immigration. Sure. Only object a integration is naked. You're your your regular on the TV circuit is well agree with this. But you know, my experience has always been no more. More passionate topic than immigration in the twenty years. I've been been doing national TV interviews. This is a topic that really brings up tremendous emotion in the end the energy among everyone, and there's a lot of debate even within Objectivism Iran didn't talk to right to explicitly about her views in particular on immigration migration policy. And there's a lot of debate about what the right policy should be. But I think in in general in what we do know from what? Iran wrote in certain whip. Dr broke row is that relevant immigrants are tremendous value. Iran, her sofa force work was immigrant to this country in immigrants..