Calhoun’s vision of Americans conquering space seemed even more possible with Samuel Morse’s invention of the magnetic telegraph.
Are we teaching a generation of students the habits of anxious & depressed people?
Florian Baur from Byton talks about how their autonomous cars are prepared for the “sharing economy” of the future.
How did Justice Abram Smith of Wisconsin challenge the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850?
Jesse Norman leads our discussion of Adam Smith as the the father of both economics and social psychology.
At TechCrunch Disrupt we talk with Starkey Hearing Technologies and Pinpoint Pharma about their newest medical devices and technologies.
Who created the Republican Party?
P.J. O’Rourke offers comedic relief about the state of our politics from his unique journalistic perspective influenced by the “sunshine” of the 1960s.
At TechCrunch Disrupt, Nick Whitehouse from McCarthy Finch and Vinod Chandrashekar from 6figr.com discuss the automation of white-collar jobs.
This is an updated version of our episode from July 3, 2018. We discuss how John C. Calhoun led the charge in believing slavery to be a “positive good”.
Who was Stephen Douglas and, more importantly, what did his political attitude represent in a time defined by scheming politicians?
Is the United States the most fearful country in the world?
Artificial intelligence is here and changing our daily lives, but should we be concerned about the prospect of a hostile and hyper-intelligent AI?
What would prevent the United States from the impending disastrous split over the “slavery issue”?
Do enough people benefit from public transit considering the amount of money poured into these politically-driven transportation endeavors?
Does Augur, a decentralized prediction market platform, represent the future of the world of betting? Does it serve as a valuable market for knowledge?
Our lengthy debate about who Van Buren really was as a person and as a President continues with new thoughts from Jeff Hummel.
Matthew J. Moore discusses how Buddhism may align with libertarian tendencies; most importantly the need to think for yourself.