How did Justice Abram Smith of Wisconsin challenge the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850?
This is the second part of Smith’s discussion of how Samuel Johnson made a living as a free-lance writer in 18th century London.
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?
Part one of a lengthy article on Samuel Johnson, originally written in 2001, is a result of my interest in freelance, or market, intellectuals.
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?
A new book from Eric Posner and E. Glen Weyl avoids many mistakes commonly seen in modern arguments, only to resurrect other, long-buried, errors.
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?
Internet users often misunderstand anonymizing services, like Tor and VPN, leading to bad practices and compromised privacy.
Because fascists have evil ends in mind, their malevolence is obvious. For socialists however, their ill intent is more insidious.
What would prevent the United States from the impending disastrous split over the “slavery issue”?
The medieval thinker John of Salisbury explored the relationship between virtue and the state, concluding that the good life requires freedom.
Do enough people benefit from public transit considering the amount of money poured into these politically-driven transportation endeavors?