May 27

Ep. 0104: The Concept of Gross Human Product (GHP)

No, it’s not a euphemism for things that emit from your orifices when your gastrointestinal tract is unhappy.  It’s a concept proposed by James C. Scott in Two Cheers for Anarchism, in answer to the question, “What if we were to ask what kind of people a given activity or institution fostered?”

Join CJ from the cockpit of the Silver Bullet as he discusses:

  • The concept of Gross Human Product, or GHP, and how this concept should be at least considered in addition to purely financial factors in analyzing human endeavors
  • The importance of an independent livelihood as an ideal to be pursued in earlier eras of American history
  • Whether assembly line factory workers and white-collar cubicle workers can expect to have a positive GHP experience from their careers
  • Some thoughts about intrinsically motivating work

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May 20

Ep. 0103: Listener Emails #5

Finally back (and recovered!) from the trip to Ireland, so the DHP returns with a listener emails episode.

Join CJ as he discusses:

  • A few words about his recent trip to Ireland
  • Thoughts on Islam
  • SJW’s vs. the Alt. Right
  • Parallels between the present-day US and Weimar Republic Germany
  • The tendency of elites to want to deprive the lower orders of comfort and luxury items, even in cases where doing so will bring them (the elites) no real material gain
  • Potential windows of opportunity for anti-interventionists to have changed Team America’s foreign policy path in the early- and mid-twentieth century
  • The Austrian school of economics & money

Thanks to listeners Skip, Dicon, Jeff, Brett, and Justin for the questions!

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