Author Archives: Michael

Episode 27 – Is a Universal Income Realistic?

In this episode, I will discuss an idea that is currently making the rounds. The concept of a Universal Basic Income appears to be on the lips of a great many people. This is not a new idea. I will discuss some of the justifications, and some of the opposition.

Episode 25 – The Cruelty of Tax Cuts

In this episode, I will discuss why I think that tax cuts are a cruel policy. One of the favorite tools used by conservatives is the idea of the tax cut. Their idea is that if we cut back on government services, business will pick up the slack and create better services. Let’s see whether that holds up.

Episode 24 – Why Climate Change is Really Bad for Business

In this episode, I will discuss why I think that not taking action on climate change is really bad for business.

Episode 23 – The Three Greatest Threats to American Democracy

In this episode, I will discuss the greatest current threats to American democracy. There are so many current threats to democracy. It sometimes appears as though the entire system is under sustained attack from within and outside the country.

Episode 22 – Three Ways the GOP is Destroying our Home

The ways in which the GOP is destroying the future for our children, by destroying our planet

Episode 1 – The Three Pillars of Life

Welcome to the first episode of my new podcast, Liberalizer. Our nation has become so divided ideologically that at times we seem to be speaking different political languages. We have become so focused on what everyone else is doing wrong, that we have lost sight of the fact that we all have so much more in common than we have differences. We need to begin the difficult task of finding solutions to all our problems. This is true whether they are social, religious, environmental or political.

Does Empathy Belong in Advanced Democracies?

Liberal Democracies often claim to be the gatekeepers of moral values. But is that really true?

What is Wrong With Gary Johnson’s Libertarian Economics

Presidential candidate Gary Johnson holds fairly typical Libertarian economic positions. Most of these positions are unworkable in a modern economy.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Gun Ownership

Gun ownership in the United States is often the cause of a fractious debate between proponents and opponents of ownership. The question for a gentleman is, how should he approach gun ownership. Like many other contentious debates, the answers are not always readily apparent, and often depend on ones perspective. As gun owners, it is […]