Bill and Jeff’s discussion of meritocracy leads to questions about the unfettered free market. Don’t we have an excellent picture in history of the dangers that occur when greedy men compete without government regulations? Who exactly were these “robber barons” like Vanderbilt and Rockefeller? And who on earth is Lord Shaftesbury? Listeners will be delighted to hear that, as always, this podcast is Skype-free.
Monthly archives for March, 2007
Reluctantly, “Radio Worldview” hosts Bill and Jeff wrap up their discussion of meritocracy, but not before they discuss American Idol, Paris Hilton, the Super Bowl, Thomas Paine, Jake Plummer, Paul Johnson, and Alexis de Tocqueville. How does it all fit together? What exactly does it mean to be an American? And is Bill really so old that his grandfather helped colonize Jamestown?