Politics

3RT:28 – Rules Lawyers

A.Ron makes his closing arguments for why you, the listener, should make sure to go out this presidential election. Whether you’re a third party voter, someone planning to sit out a battleground state race, or someone stuck in deep blue or deep red America, A.Ron has a little something to motivate you to get out there and vote. And if the worst should come to pass, and we find ourselves in an uncertain time with no clear winner and no clear loser, how can we prepare ourselves for that moment? What can we as citizens do to make sure our voice is heard and our nation chooses democracy?

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3RT:27 – Ooga Booga Moments – Feedback Episode!

A.Ron responds to mail he’s gotten on recent shows! We talk about worker cooperatives, elitism in electoral politics, the Postal Service crisis, taxing income versus taxing capital gains, anti-racism, and cancel culture. With just the slightest of detours into caveman philosophy and Soviet misadventures in agriculture.

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3RT:26 – Ur-Fascism

This week A.Ron goes over a 1995 essay by Umberto Eco, entitled “Ur-Fascism”. What is fascism? What does it look like to be living in a democratic society that is slipping into fascism? What does it feel like? Does 21st century America embody any of the principles of “Ur-Fascism” that Eco outlines in his essay? What can we do to combat these tendencies?

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3RT:25 – Single Cylinder Wooden Framed Socialism – Talking with Vaush

A.Ron has a great conversation with Vaush, a libertarian socialist, about how we can implement leftist economic ideas such as worker co-ops, market socialism, and stronger unions, from within a liberal free-market democracy. We also discuss his personal history, his style of debate and argument, why we cannot afford to abandon electoral politics, and his plans for the future.

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3RT:23 – Enemy of My Enemy

Corey Cottrell comes back to share thoughts on Kamala Harris as Democratic VP pick, the latest on Trump’s war on the USPS and mail in voting, then we get personal and talk about his recent split from the podcast Moving Forward, our concerns for liberals embracing Project Lincoln, and in what capacities can we work with conservatives towards good faith governance.

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3RT:21 – Cannon’s Cancel

We examine the phenomenon of “cancel culture” through a historical lens, before looking into the details of two recent examples of attempted cancellations; Lin Manuel Miranda and “Hamilton”, and Nick Cannon’s controversial comments on a recent podcast.

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3RT:20 – Y’all Giving Me Homework?! Feedback Episode!

It’s high time for another feedback episode! Listeners chime in on questions, comments, and concerns regarding how to talk with your conservative friends and families, BLM, billionaires, blaxit, and more. Lots of stats, lots of studies, lots of reports to peruse! Links mentioned in this podcast… On “Moral Licensing” Revisionist History Podcast, “The Lady Vanishes”…

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3RT:19 – Warlocks from the Ninth Lodge of Hell vs the Sons of Hemlock

A.Ron attempts to distill what he’s learned about how, when, and why people change their minds about deeply held beliefs and how you can arrive at the truth of a thing using formative experiences from his past and tortured video game metaphor. The following is an edited transcript of episode 19 of the Three Right…

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3RT:16 – “Walking in the Snow”

Every few months/years, cops beat or kill unarmed Americans, at far higher rates than our partners and allies in developed countries. While this is cause by itself for question and reform, the data also says that black men are at a particularly high risk. Are American cops using unnecessary violence and brutality or are there just a few bad apples making shaky calls in extreme situations? Are our police forces beholden to systemic racism or worse? If so, what do you do about it? Who watches the watchmen?

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3RT:15 – “Moving Forward” with Corey

A.Ron is joined this week by Corey from the Moving Forward Podcast to talk about Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income proposal from a progressive point of view. Is $1000/month UBI a good deal for the working class, or are they taking pennies on the dollar, and if so, who’s got a better idea than UBI? But first, A.Ron spends a couple minutes talking about the nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd; why they are happening, what can make things better, and how you can help the victims of police brutality be heard.

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