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Ep. 240 Why Putin’s Moves Won’t Strengthen Ruble

Bob argues that Putin’s moves to link the ruble to gold and to insist on ruble payments for natural gas won’t be very effective in strengthening the currency. He then critiques a recent listener comment who argued that one’s views on taxation are important for determining moral worth as a human. Mentioned in the Episode and Other…

Ep. 238 Johnny Vedmore on Klaus Schwab, Kissinger, and the CIA

Johnny Vedmore is an independent journalist from Cardiff, Wales. He discusses his masterful article on Klaus Schwab’s mentors, including Henry Kissinger and John Kenneth Galbraith. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: The YouTube version of this interview. Johnny Vedmore’s article on Klaus Schwab. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 of the BMS series…

Ep. 237 The New World Order and Dehumanization on the Left and Right

Bob critiques the economic views of Yuval Harari, who predicts “useless people” because of technological advances. Bob then showcases similar thinking from right-wingers. He ends by addressing a common critique of the Christian God. Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 of the BMS series on…

Ep. 236 Jon Stewart Asks Great Questions of Federal Reserve Chief

In a recent episode of “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” the former Daily Show host asks former president of the Kansas City Fed Thomas Hoenig why the Fed couldn’t have bailed out homeowners, or just “quantitative ease” away the Treasury’s debt. Hoenig gives muddy answers, so Bob tries to clarify. Mentioned in the Episode and…