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[VIDEO] Thinking, Fast and Slow (A Rationalist Review)

Steve Patterson and Brett Veinotte discuss Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking, Fast and Slow." We discuss both the helpful insights and the problems in the book along the lines of philosophy, economics, current events and statistical analysis. Steve is a rationalist philosopher and author working outside of academia. He returns to discuss the current state of anti-intellectualism and irrationality in politics. We then transition into a related discussion about Thinking, Fast and Slow. Steve argues that System One is actually the "best friend" of System Two. Discussed: -Philosophical problems: are people completely irrational? -"The Hot Hand" - the zone is more than just luck -Practice vs. luck: we can transfer slow and careful system two thinking into efficient system one functioning ...

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[VIDEO] #415: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 5 – Embrace Your Incompetence + Q&A

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #5: Embrace Your Incompetence Ego is perhaps the biggest obstacle in the way of learning. People get wrapped up in the appearance of competence or the appearance of knowledge, and they rarely allow themselves to admit being wrong. You might think of ego as a huge methodological error. In reality, failure is your best friend. Failure is immediate feedback that “something is wrong.” And it’s a necessary part of the process for everyone. You literally cannot get from beginner to ...

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[PODCAST] #415: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 5 – Embrace Your Incompetence

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFebruary's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #5: Embrace Your Incompetence Ego is perhaps the biggest obstacle in the way of learning. People get wrapped up in the appearance of competence or the appearance of knowledge, and they rarely allow themselves to admit being wrong. You might think of ego as a huge methodological error. In reality, failure is your best friend. Failure is immediate feedback that “something is wrong.” And it’s a necessary part of the process for everyone. You ...

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[VIDEO] #413: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 3 – Mastering the Basics

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #3: The Basics Essentially related to the principles of technique and efficiency is mastery of the basics – the fundamentals – of any discipline is mastering the discipline. Roger Federer isn’t doing backflips and advanced techniques on the tennis court; he does basic, textbook shots, and they are executed at an extremely high level. See More Show Notes Here Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ Please ...

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[PODCAST] #413: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 3 – Mastering the Basics

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFebruary's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #3: The Basics Essentially related to the principles of technique and efficiency is mastery of the basics – the fundamentals – of any discipline is mastering the discipline. Roger Federer isn’t doing backflips and advanced techniques on the tennis court; he does basic, textbook shots, and they are executed at an extremely high level. See More Show Notes Here Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through ...

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[VIDEO] #412: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 2 – Efficiency

February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #2: Efficiency Getting from A to B with the least amount of energy, in the most efficient way. Eliminating all unnecessary steps. This is true both physically and mentally. -energy conservation -relaxation -directness Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by David B. from Dallas, TX. Thank you David for your contribution to SSP! Please Support School ...

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[PODCAST] #412: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 2 – Efficiency

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFebruary's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #2: Efficiency Getting from A to B with the least amount of energy, in the most efficient way. Eliminating all unnecessary steps. This is true both physically and mentally. -energy conservation -relaxation -directness Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is brought to you by David B. from Dallas, TX. Thank you David ...

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[PODCAST] #411: The Principles of Learning Anything – Part 1 – Technique

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFebruary's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #1: Technique The method in which you accomplish what you’re trying to do. It’s the concrete “how”. - People have heroes, heroes become superhuman, godly – they look up to but never into people - high-level performers simply have better technique than their competition. They are closer to “the right way of doing X” than other people. - Almost everybody does everything incorrectly? - Practice makes perfect? - Steve's self-education in economics? - Credentialing ...

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[PODCAST] #384: Professor William Boyes – The Demise of Government School and the Future of Academia

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadProfessor William Boyes, Austrian Economist and Director of the Center for Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, joins School Sucks for the first time. I was introduced to his work through the following video posted in the School Sucks Facebook group: It's always exciting when a prominent figure at an enormous public university - the largest public university by enrollment in the U.S - openly calls for the end of public schooling. Professor Boyes has called education the #1 issue facing us on the path to greater personal and political liberty. Preliminary question: People on the left don't want to hear from their opponents; the fact that opposition even exists in so-called social justice ...

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[PODCAST] #375: College Debt – The Most Expensive Lesson of All Time?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday's guest is Mike Vine, the Editor at Schiff Gold News and the Principal at Centinel Consulting. I sat down with him last week in his Portsmouth, NH office to discuss the recent paper by Addison Quale titled, "The Student Loan Bubble: Gambling with America’s Future." Episode #375 In a Nutshell: Topics: - the place for personal responsibility in the student loan debt crisis - Student loans represent the third bubble in the last 20 years, following the dot coms in the late-90s and the mortgage crisis of 2008 - there is a 300% increase in student loan debt in the last 10 years - almost 25% of all loans are in some state ...

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223 (Live Show): Mediocrity Prizes, Endless Internships and Self-Esteem

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRecorded live 5-23-13 with Osborne, Cory and various participants in the chat Topic: Our discussion grows out of an article called America is raising a generation of interns. We spend the live portion of the podcast reading the piece and discussing our issues with the writer's message. While we recognized that there are some formidable challenges for young people in today's economy, we were also very critical of entitlement mentality of many of these interns and their advocates. Brett's Introduction: (START - 5:01) schoolsucksproject.com - http://schoolsucksproject.com/ Submit Content to the School Sucks front page - http://schoolsucksproject.com/community/links/create/ Live Portion: (6:31 - 49:05) The Week: America is raising a generation of interns - http://theweek.com/article/index/242065/america-is-raising-a-generation-of-interns Non-Live Addition: ...

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201: David Angelo of eEconomics

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Topic: A conversation with comedian and Emmy-nominated writer David Angelo. As a long-time fan of David's, I was very excited to learn about his You Tube channel eEconomics. Discussion: -Influences/What inspired you to start this channel? -Economic literacy in Hollywood -College economics, all Keynes -Hollywood politics -Stand-up audiences -Angelo vs. Chomsky -My praise for David's comedy style -Twitter Bumper Music: Slick Rick, "Children's Story (Instrumental)" Highlight Clips Look Closer: eEconomics on You Yube - http://www.youtube.com/user/eEconomics David's Website - http://www.davidangelo.info/ David's Twitter - https://twitter.com/dwangelo Red Bar Radio (mentioned) - http://redbarradio.net/

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200e: Jeffrey Tucker – Child Labor, Men’s Fashion, and Career Advice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(2013 NH Liberty Forum Series, Part Five) An awesome discussion with Jeffrey Tucker, the Laissez Faire Club's Primus Inter Pares. -Jeffrey's teenage resume -Child Labor and liberation -Ideal learning times and the value of work -Fashion advice -Conformity vs. social attentiveness -Career and money-management advice Recorded at the 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Photo Credits: Claire Haus, Cameron Barr Look Closer: Laissez Faire Club - http://lfb.org/ Kids: Smarter Than Adults, by Jeffrey Tucker - http://lfb.org/today/kids-smarter-than-adults/

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Lincoln, FDR and Obama – A Warning (Video)

(With Tom Woods, Author of the Politically Incorrect Guide To American History) There's a lot of people today who haven't learned from history telling us about the importance of learning from history... Last month we had the inauguration. Four years ago at the first inauguration, the popular theme for the mainstream media was FDR and Great Depression. As Obama's first term was coming to an end, the media and Hollywood, who provide talking points and set agendas, began encouraging the masses to make associations between Lincoln and Obama, or at least get people thinking about the "heroics" of Lincoln: -Burton's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter -Spielberg's even more ridiculous film, based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals -media starts using ...

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192: Tom Woods – Liberty Classroom

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Today I am joined by Tom Woods - historian, economist, political analyst, and author. Tom wrote the 2004 New York Times bestseller, The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as 33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask. His latest book is Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse Discussion: BACKGROUND Tom survived Harvard and Columbia How did he come to be a libertarian? HISTORY There's a lot of people today who haven't learned from history telling us about the importance of learning from history Last week we had the inauguration In 2009 with the economic "crisis," the popular theme for the mainstream media was FDR and ...

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158: Robert Murphy – The Austrian School and the Future of Education

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopics: Economist Robert P. Murphy joins Osborne and me to discuss the philosophy and misconceptions of Austrian economics, the future of scholarly pursuits and credibility, and his advice for young people. This is an edited version the 8-16-12 show After School (Sucks) Special. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Robert Murphy Bio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_P._Murphy My Advice to Young People http://mises.org/daily/5637/My-Advice-to-Young-People My Debate Challenge to Paul Krugman http://mises.org/daily/4807 Help John Taylor Gatto: Enter the coupon code: "SCHOOLSUCKS"

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School Sucks/Liberty Conspiracy Live Show 3-1-12 (Hr. 1)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith Gardner Goldsmith. Plus break chatter. Related PostsAn Introduction to Gardner Goldsmith85Tags: goldsmith, gardner, a/vJust Added: Two Unreleased School Sucks/Liberty Conspiracy Live Shows70School Sucks/Liberty Conspiracy Live Show 3-15-12 (Hour 1) With Gardner Goldsmith and Osborne - How to hypnotize people with propaganda - Afghanistan - Santorum on porn, Santorum in porn? School Sucks/Liberty Conspiracy Live Show 2-16-12 (Full) With Jason Osborne and Dale Everett - Scott the teacher hates his job now?…Tags: conspiracy, sucks/liberty, live, school, economics, goldsmith, gardner

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School Sucks/Liberty Conspiracy Live Show 2-16-12 (Full)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download-Scott the teacher hates his job now? -Whole language reading vs phonics, dyslexia -Shannon's issues with her economics professor -homeschool regulations -schoolsucks.com -sci-fi vs fantasy Related PostsJust Added: Two Unreleased School Sucks/Liberty Conspiracy Live Shows89School Sucks/Liberty Conspiracy Live Show 3-15-12 (Hour 1) With Gardner Goldsmith and Osborne - How to hypnotize people with propaganda - Afghanistan - Santorum on porn, Santorum in porn? School Sucks/Liberty Conspiracy Live Show 2-16-12 (Full) With Jason Osborne and Dale Everett - Scott the teacher hates his job now?…Tags: conspiracy, sucks/liberty, live, school, osborne, issues, reading, language, phonics, dyslexia

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068: A History Teacher Walks Away From Government School (2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download...quickly PART 2: Is Anyone Learning About Economics In School? Anyone? Topic: Today I discuss collective and authoritarian schooling with a veteran teacher who walked away from the public school setting just four weeks into his new job. Rich Nastro explains why he did this, and what he saw while he was there. We'll Discuss... -The lies of government school history (every crisis is presented as a problem of too much freedom) -Voting -Family to schooling to Citizenship -The success of Government school (in service to evil) -Propaganda: Mixing the good with the evil -If force comes first, it doesn't matter what happens next -Erica Goldson -The National Debt: it's for the children...to pay ...

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