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October, 2010

  • 31 October

    065: Bureaucrats Are People Too!

    In today's installment, I interview Steve Ressler, founder of the government employee social networking site, and organizer of the Government Doesn't Suck Rally (October 30th, Washington D.C.). I happen to have a show that suggests the government does suck, so I thought we could bounce some ideas off each other. I skipped past a number of arguments and questions to deal specifically with the non-aggression principle. While I thought this would be little more than an amusing discussion, it actually evolved into a larger examination of empathy, forgiveness, and differentiation within the bureaucratic structure. Look Closer: Bob Murphy's Mises Archive Government workers: 'We need love too.' Steve Ressler: Government Doesn't Suck

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August, 2009

  • 16 August

    002: Pavement On the Road to Hell…

    Critical Thinking Question: What would you think of a person who claimed that they had the ability to make plans for the life of another person who they had never met and didn't know anything about? What if they said they had the ability to make plans for the lives of ten people that they had never met and didn't know anything about? 100 people? 1000? A million? And so on... Topic: Central Planning in Education and Beyond What if people tolerated the same system for their food as they did for their education? Examples of people who did: Government school is factory where followers and authority worshipers are made. The American education system was borrowed from the ...

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  • 11 August

    001: The “Business” Plan

    NOTE: This is the second part of a re-recording of the original episode one. My apologies if it temporarily appears out of order in the podcast feed. Critical Thinking Question: Why would something that's so good for us, like public education... need to be imposed on us with the use of force ? And funded with the use of force ? Maybe something else is going on. Topic: The problem with the "business?" of public education. And it's a big one. (An evaluation of the logic and ethics of the American public education system) Bumper music: "Stitching Leggings" by Kate Nash Look Closer: "The Non-Aggression Axiom of Libertarianism" by Walter Block "The Argument From Morality (Or, how we ...

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  • 5 August

    000: An Introduction to School Sucks Podcast

    Introduction: Explanation of the title, "School Sucks" and subtitle "The END of Public Education" Who I am, what I'm doing and why. This is not a show about public school reform, because that would suck nearly as much as school. Bumper music: "Troublemaker" by Weezer Look Closer: School Sucks Website Click Here Related Posts001: The "Business" PlanTags: education, public, music, closer, liberty, bumper, podcast, school, sucks, politics

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May, 2013

  • 23 May

    Outtakes From Podcast #219 (MP3/60 minutes)

    Sixty minutes of additional discussion from podcast #219 (Live Show): Reaching Out To A Mentally Ill Childhood Friend With Cory, recorded 4-4-13 Related PostsPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 1-12-13Tags: minutes, a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/v

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  • 16 May

    After School Sucks Special 5-3-13

    Brett is accused by a listener of being in the CIA - celebrities who stand up and speak out - Bill Maher calls the USA a police state - Kerry Gold Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 35Tags: brett, school, sucks, cia, a/v

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  • 16 May

    Terror Teens? (New Studio Test Show 5-3-13)

    (A/V Club) Cory and I discuss the recent (and very questionable) arrests of two teens, and take some thoughts from the chat. Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 4-18-13Tags: chat, terrorism, a/v

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  • 13 May

    Pre-Show 5-9-13

    We discuss Adam Kokesh and the armed march on Washington, Osborne's trunk full of guns, and HBO's Game of Thrones. Related PostsPre-Show 5-16-13Tags: thrones, game, pre-show, a/vPre-Show and After School Sucks Special 5-9-13 (mp3)Tags: thrones, game, discuss, adam, kokesh, armed, full, guns, trunk, marchAfter School Sucks Special 6-6-13Tags: thrones, game, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 5-23-13Tags: game, thrones, a/vPre-Show and After-Show (MP3) 6-6-13Tags: pre-show, thrones, game, a/v

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CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does real learner-driven education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

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