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Episode 140: Talking with Charles Murray

The Bill Walton Show

Release Date: 07/06/2021

Episode 169:   George F. Will on “American Happiness and Discontents” with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny show art Episode 169: George F. Will on “American Happiness and Discontents” with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny

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In this episode we get to talk with George F. Will about his latest collection of essays, American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020, and also about his magnum opus, The Conservative Sensibility.  Joining in on the conversation are John Tamny, Vice President of FreedomWorks, editor of RealClearMarkets, and author of When Politicians Panicked,  and Don Boudreaux, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, research scholar at Mercatus Center, who runs the go-to blog for free market economic thinking, Cafe Hayek. Always witty and erudite, George offers up...

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Episode 168:   Episode 168:   "No Rights, No Games" with Chen Guangcheng, Reggie Littlejohn and Yaxue Cao

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The 2022 winter Olympics in Beijing China opens a few weeks from now, and the International Olympic Committee's 2015 decision to have China host the event looks ever more dubious. 

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Episode 167: Episode 167: "The Great Reset" with Jay Richards and James Patrick

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One big casualty of government responses to the coronavirus over the last two years is the loss of trust in our public health establishment. 

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Episode 166: “Energy and Technology Reality” with Mark Mills show art Episode 166: “Energy and Technology Reality” with Mark Mills

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Today’s episode is a treasure trove of important facts that we all should know about technology, society and the future. My guest is once again Mark Mills, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute - who specializes on science, technology, energy, and future manufacturing technologies - and who has just published The Cloud Revolution: How the Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and A Roaring 2020s Conventional wisdom as to how technology will change the future is wrong.

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Episode 165: “Just Facts about the Virus” with Jim Agresti show art Episode 165: “Just Facts about the Virus” with Jim Agresti

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Albert Einstein said science can only flourish in an atmosphere of free speech. 

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Episode 164: “Wrath: America Enraged” with Peter Wood show art Episode 164: “Wrath: America Enraged” with Peter Wood

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Over the course of roughly four generations, from around 1950 to the present, American culture has been transformed from a culture that believed in the value of self-control into a culture that celebrates self-expression. And that “self-expression” has now twisted into a new form of anger - political wrath - which makes a performance art out of our darkest emotions. So argues my guest on this episode, Peter Wood, author of Wrath: America Enraged.

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Episode 163: Challenging Leviathan with Mark Chenoweth and Jenin Younes show art Episode 163: Challenging Leviathan with Mark Chenoweth and Jenin Younes

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In this episode, we're talking again about the coercive power of the Administrative State and its serious threat to our constitutional freedoms. No other development in contemporary American law denies more rights to more Americans. Joining me to discuss is Mark Chenoweth, Executive Director, and Jenin Younes, Litigation Counsel for the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) a public interest litigation and pro bono advocacy law firm.

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Episode 162: Episode 162: "Is the Administrate State Democracy’s Death Knell" with Michael Pack

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Your eyes may glaze over when you hear people talking about the “administrative state.” But if you care about liberty, it’s long past time to start paying close attention to what it is and how impervious it has become to election outcomes.

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Episode 161: “Whose Interest Does Big Business Serve?”   with Justin Danhof and Matt Schlapp show art Episode 161: “Whose Interest Does Big Business Serve?” with Justin Danhof and Matt Schlapp

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In the past decade, America’s big businesses have increasingly moved to the political left. For evidence, take a look at their actions and stances on critical race theory indoctrination, vaccine mandates, radical climate change agendas, boardroom “diversity”, doing business and making common cause with a hostile China, etc … on issue after issue they align with the “woke” left.

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Episode 160: “An Army of Momma Bears” with Tony Perkins show art Episode 160: “An Army of Momma Bears” with Tony Perkins

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In this wide ranging conversation Tony Perkins and I talk about his journey, the importance of faith for a thriving society and economy, the threat from China, but at about 14 minutes in we get to the heart of matter. The number one thing we have to do is take back control of education in America.

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Identity politics, and charges of systematic racism and white privilege, pose an existential threat to the American experiment and risk tearing our country apart. In this episode, I talk with Charles Murray - one of America’s greatest social scientists - who has now weighed in on this crisis with his latest book: “Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America” In it he argues that we must confront genuine race differences while at the same time defending our nation’s historic commitment to a melting pot and the goal of colorblindness. What good can come of bringing such uncomfortable realities into the open? Here Charles explains: “Ignoring them is destroying America’s most precious ideal, once known as the American creed: People are to be judged on an equal basis as individuals, not by national origin, social class, race, or religion. The ideology behind the charges of systemic racism repudiates this ideal, demanding instead that the power of the state must be used to favor some groups of people over others to advance social justice.” This is a challenging conversation about a difficult issue, but in listening to it you’ll learn that Charles is a careful and thoughtful researcher, and that he believes passionately in our American Experiment and that it survive and thrive. Charles Murray, Hayek Emeritus Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute burst into prominence in 1984 with the publication of Losing Ground, followed by The Bell Curve in 1994 and Coming Apart in 2012.