logo

19 February 2017

logo

Mark Schmitt (New America) and William Voegeli (The Claremont Institute)

On the first episode of Fireside Chats, Mark and William Voegeli, author of the book Never Enough, talk about whether liberalism sets any limits to the scope of the welfare state. Bill’s book inspires a series of provocative questions: Is health care the end of the liberal project, or are there always “more dragons to slay”? Are liberals willing to advocate higher taxes on the middle class to support the level of government they want? Can entitlements ever be cut? Finally, Bill hits Mark with an “ambush question”: is he trying to trick conservatives into joining a rigged game?

Play entire video
Recorded:Feb 28    Posted:Mar 1, 2012
Download:
mp4
mp3
Fireside Chats | Mar 1, 2012 | Mark Schmitt & William Voegeli

Team red vs. team blue

playvideo screenshot

Joshua Cohen and Brink Lindsey on the partisan delusions endangering democracy.

MeaningofLife.tv

Meditate on this!

playvideo screenshot

Former Buddhist monk Jason Siff makes the case for focusing on your body, not your breath. Plus: Beyond mere mindfulness.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The DMZ

Is the “deep state” a danger to democracy?

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher and Matt Lewis debate whether the Flynn leaks were an abuse of power.

MeaningofLife.tv

All by yourself

playvideo screenshot

Rabbi Marc Katz, author of The Heart of Loneliness, explains how to combat loneliness. Plus: It’s lonely at the top.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Wright Show

Don’t panic (yet)

playvideo screenshot

David Frum explains the two things that would calm his fears about Trump. Plus: Advice for the Resistance.

MeaningofLife.tv

Three signs you’re not getting enough sleep

playvideo screenshot

Sleep researcher Robert Stickgold says different people need different amounts, but some rules apply to all.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv

The Wright Show

Trump as Hitler

playvideo screenshot

Robert Wright and Mickey Kaus assess the aptness of the comparison. Plus: Is Trump targeting Muslims?

Foreign Entanglements

“We are part of the future.”

playvideo screenshot

Media anthropologist Christa Blackmon explains how different cultures and minorities use science fiction to send political messages. Plus: The power of the Dark Side.

The DMZ

The way to Trump’s heart

playvideo screenshot

Bill Scher explains how exploiting the president’s love of T.V. could save America. Plus: Mitch’s mistake.

MeaningofLife.tv

Be creative!

playvideo screenshot

A Sixty-Second Sermon by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman.

Play this clip on MeaningofLife.tv