Author Archives: Michael

Episode 31 – Will Empathy Unite a Divided Country?

In this episode, I will discuss why I believe that empathy is the one quality that can repair a divided nation. Some people are unaware of the differences between empathy, sympathy and compassion. Yet, they are related.

Episode 30 – How to Become a World Class Public Speaker

In this episode, I will discuss how you can become a world-class speaker. You can apply the same method to becoming better at anything you do in life.

Episode 29 – Does a Low Minimum Wage Legalize Slavery?

In this episode, I will discuss whether the minimum wage is just another way to legalize slavery. The United States has a history of relying on low wages or slavery to drive its economy. It is little different today.

Episode 28 – Has America Become a One Party State?

In this episode, I will discuss whether America is becoming a one-party state. With a Congress dominated by one party, there is little or no representation for the vast number of people who did not vote for that party. It is a situation that threatens to undermine democracy itself and send us hurtling into the political abyss.

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