Chris J. Returns, Cloud Gaming, Losing Family & Scientism (58m) – Episode 389

Episode 389 welcomes back Chris Jenkins to chat with Skyler on the following topics: their wives’ 19th century lives before emigrating to the United States; machismo in Latin America; cloud gaming; science as religion; Mormonism, truth, and Joseph Smith; losing family members; euthanasia and the elderly; scientism and critical race theory; listening to podcasts all day long; and more.

Loyalty Oaths Compared: An Orwellian Exercise

What’s afoot?  Orwellian doublethink of the highest order. Sure, the hated 1950 Loyalty Oath seems far less onerous than the new Diversity and Inclusion Vow.  But the people who refused to sign the 1950 Oath were heroes standing up for freedom of conscience.  The people who question today’s orthodoxy, in contrast, are hate-mongers who need to be excluded from high-skilled employment.


Back in the 70s, I catered to peer pressure.  I fired a guy because he wore bellbottoms to work.  I acquiesced to the firing of a young native woman because she got arrested at Wounded Knee for demonstrating.  I shudder to recall these events.

Flagpoles, Chaos, Nationalism, & Disillusionment (43m) – Episode 349

Episode 349 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following questions from Quora: “How would libertarian society keep individuals from devolving into chaos?”; “Isn’t libertarianism incompatible with nationalism?”; “What does it take for someone to finally admit their religion or political ideology is wrong?”; and a look at the flagpole challenge to the Non-Aggression Principle by David Friedman.