Flannery O'Connor vs Ayn Rand
Part One (EST)
11/24/15 - 3:00 AM
11/24/15 - 6:30 PM
11/28/15 - 11:00 PM
Part Two (EST)
11/25/15 - 3:00 AM
11/25/15 - 6:30 PM
11/28/15 - 11:30 PM
WILL ISLAM REPLACE CHRISTIANITY? The Paris attack and aftermath represent all too clearly that Islam is displacing Christianity and Secularism as the source of political, moral, legal, and social order in France.
The most important statistic in the headlines is not the number killed in Paris in yet another jihadist attack, but the number of Muslims in Paris itself (as well as in the entire of France). Those statistics will tell us what will happen in France in the near future.
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It was recently reported that a letter Darwin had written in November of 1880 revealed (to quote the headline, itself quoting the letter), "I do not believe in the Bible," thereby ending all ambiguity about Darwin sitting on the fence between faith and unbelief. The letter entered the news because it sold for the more-than-handsome sum of $197,000 at an auction in New York.
But is Darwin's unbelief really news?
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MORAL HAZARD AND THE COLLEGE DEBT CRISIS
The ongoing economic crisis, beginning in 2008 and still bedeviling us, has churned up an important concept, "moral hazard." The basic notion of moral hazard is easy enough to grasp. If certain institutions or individuals believe that they are insulated from the possible bad effects of their actions (e.g., if big banking firms know that the federal government will bail them out no matter what, or investment firms know that the same federal genie will pump up the stock market artificially), they will tend to act in careless or risky ways (e.g., trading in subprime mortgage bonds, while having insufficient funds to cover these perilous but high-yielding "investments").
The "hazard" in moral hazard is that there's no penalty for taking big risks. No matter how risky one's actions are on the "high wire," there's always a safety net provided by someone else--the government, or the taxpayers.
Sadly enough, the situation of moral hazard is not confined to the big banks on Wall Street, but has come to define every aspect of Main Street, and both streets came to such disrepair in part because they were paved with good intentions.
And nowhere is this more clear than with our current college debt crisis.
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On all levels of education, girls are outperforming guys—by a big margin. Girls make higher grades, they are better readers, and now more of them are going to college and graduate school.
That might sound like good news to those who have been worried about the dominance of males in society, but the reason that females are pulling ahead is that males are falling behind. They don’t care about school, they don’t care about success, and moreover, they don’t care about getting married and taking care of a family. They’d rather play video games and watch pornography. In these two fantasy worlds—worlds that often overlap—they achieve both masculine success in virtual combat and sexual success in virtual bedrooms. Why bother with real life, when real life and real women are a real hassle?
So, more and more, young men are opting out of life.
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INDEPENDENT OF HEAVEN ITSELF
Just in case you might be tempted to optimism amidst the Supreme Court’s current spate of lamentable rulings, please read the following prophecy from Brutus, one of the great anti-Federalists participating in the Constitution’s ratification debates:
"The supreme court under this constitution would be exalted above all other power in the government, and subject to no controul....There is no power above them, to controul any of their decisions. There is no authority that can remove them, and they cannot be controuled by the laws of the legislature. In short, they are independent of the people, of the legislature, and of every power under heaven. Men placed in this situation will generally soon feel themselves independent of heaven itself."
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St. Francis vs Machiavelli
Part One (EST)
12/29/15 - 3:00 AM
12/29/15 - 6:30 PM
01/02/16 - 11:00 PM
Part Two (EST)
12/30/15 - 3:00 AM
12/30/15 - 6:30 PM
01/02/16 - 11:30 PM
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