Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Snarkiness is an interdisciplinary podcast combining a number of perspectives and applying them to the topic of liberty. Join us as we explore contemporary political and social issues through a variety of lenses, including psychology, economics, history, and the legal system, all without taking ourselves too seriously!
Economist Thomas Sowell once said that the media are not uninformed, but simply misinformed. In a political sphere that seems to be increasingly defined by soundbytes and emotions, rather than any sort of empirical fact or philosophical reasoning, it’s no surprise that we’re becoming more and more polarized as a society.
This podcast is a small attempt to ameliorate that trend, providing weekly commentary and discussion of the news by analyzing it from a variety of perspectives, all while attempting to have a little fun while we do it!
“Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” – Frederic Bastiat
“The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.” – Thomas Sowell
“How does something immoral, when done privately, become moral when it is done collectively? Furthermore, does legality establish morality? Slavery was legal; apartheid is legal; Stalinist, Nazi, and Maoist purges were legal. Clearly, the fact of legality does not justify these crimes. Legality, alone, cannot be the talisman of moral people.” – Walter E. Williams
“The answer to growing complexity in the social sphere is renewed efforts at participation by each one of us, or else a progressive decline of inert and unquestioning masses submitting to government by an elite which will have little regard for the ultimate interest of the common man.” – Gordon Allport