New podcast: Doublespeak jointasode with Isaac Moorehouse

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Praxis CEO, public free thinker and BFF Isaac Morehouse joins me to expand on a Facebook post he wrote on “doublespeak” or “doublethink” where a policy idea is mistaken (or purposefully replaced) a more genuine objective or desire. Here we talk myths about school, the law, the military, welfare, and regulation. Enjoy! Just about every argument for school is actually an argument for the value of education that proves nothing about the value.. Read More

Podcast: Is government cooperation? Ice cream, ants, bears, sharks and the meaning of human existence

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Today I explore the idea of whether government is cooperation or collaboration, whether anarchy is like the existence of bears or sharks based on an email and conversation from my friend Chris, local government, the nature of ants and bees, a book report on Edward O. Wilson’s “The meaning of human existence”, the nature of democracy, collaboration in the free market, pervasive collaboration that is voluntary and positive, I read a Jeffrey Tucker.. Read More

Podcast 22: The F-Word in America: Militarism

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I discuss the third component that would suggest a country is fascist which is militarism (combined with corporatist economics and nationalism). Do we need our leaders to dress up in general’s uniforms to be militaristic, or is it our ethics and investments that indicate militarism? Discussed is the history of the military and US wars, a look at the numbers of people working in the military, the glorification of the soldier, budgets and.. Read More

Podcast – The Curse of the Busybody Conformist Consumers

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In this episode, I discuss how being constantly ‘busy’ is probably a bad thing and that most people don’t properly balance their time with their consumption and life changes. I try to make the case that being “acceptably busy” is a conformist notion that has spread to every aspect of people’s lives. I steal a clip of Tim Ferriss. I also bizarrely get into the documentary “Lost Boys” about relocated Africans. As always,.. Read More

Podcast 20 – Episode Zero: My Struggle Part Two

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In part two of “my struggle”, I recount my past from post-college on, including my life in Boston, my jobs at companies like AT Kearny, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and others, the formation of my company, my TASM Lab music albums, my band the Hudson Debacle, my marriage, my kids and more.  Along the way I explain what life lesson I learned through my various endeavors and share some music that I wrote and performed.  .. Read More

Podcast #19: Episode Zero: My Struggle. Part One

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I discuss the basis of my worldview, including anarchism, peaceful parenting, atheism, unschooling, and personal freedom as context for previous and future podcasts. I also discuss my hobbies such as music and art, and give a much too long story about my childhood, teen and college years. Including tunes from Overman and Screwtape. Part one of two.   Photo above: Mr. Till in 1991 This photo: The Overwoman show Jeff after cutting his.. Read More

Podcast: Singularity Bros and Jeff’s BIG problem

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Jeff discusses the upcoming technology singularity where tech gets so good that we can’t tell what great new thing is coming next. VR! Driverless cars! Artificial intelligence! Nanotech! Life extension! He then explores why he’s optimistic about technological unemployment, not so optimistic about the idea of a “basic Income guarantee” and a new idea on how to do singularity-style charity. The last hour is Jeff’s appearance on the Singularity Bros podcast where he.. Read More

Podcast: Separation of church and state: what’s really sacred to us?

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Today we discuss how sacred the idea of “separation of church and state” is to our national dialogue. Yet, for many of us, there are more issues even MORE sacred than religion. How about healthcare? Or consumption? Or family itself? Are we hurting children by not separating them from the state and keeping them separate from the market? This is a quick one. Also, check out on iTunes if you use the podcast.. Read More

Podcast: Disney Fun Time and The Destruction of the Family

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Explorations of my recent Disney Dream ocean cruise, an analysis of different types of entertainment, the failure of the kids club, why people go on vacation to be uncomfortable, how Disney owns Star Wars in worse ways than you thought, the poor cruise ship workers and our Western fate, when I worked at Disney, and parental death as both plot device and a reflection of our dissolving families.   No need to read.. Read More

Podcast: The F-Word in America Part II: The New England Patriots Suck!

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We explore whether American nationalism is a feature of American fascism or just a good healthy dose of collectivism. Topics include Reagan, Bush and Obama, The Flag, the pledge of allegiance, fascism, nationalism in the media and music, kids patriotic school songs, history class, Toby Keith, “Made in America”, the Superbowl and the might New England Patriots.   Listed below is my outline for the show.  Don’t read it, it’s just for search bots.. Read More