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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Rat Cap Podcast: Episode 13

The Rat Cap Podcast: The History of Slavery and the Western Heroes Who Abolished It (libsyn.com)

Slavery has existed everywhere since the beginning of time. The anomaly in human history is not slavery, but the ideas and political systems that uphold individual freedom - movements which should be celebrated. The willful disregard of the actual history of slavery throughout the world and, in particular, the fact that slavery was endemic throughout the African continent for over a thousand years, is an attempt to denigrate the American Founders and to shame, disarm, and ripen the culture for Marxist revolution

References

Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800
Slavery in the Asante Empire of West Africa
Slavery in Africa
The History of Slavery

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Rat Cap Podcast: Episode 12

 The Rat Cap Podcast: The Movement for Decentralization and The Origins of the Deep State, Part 1 (libsyn.com)

Discussion of recent efforts at decentralization, state sovereignty, and push back on Federal overreach.  Then we begin our two part series on The Origins of the Deep State - a history and analysis of America's renegade Deep State complex and the ideology justifying it.    

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/american-exodus-angelo-codevilla-oligarchy

Sunday, March 21, 2021

The Rat Cap Podcast: Episode 10

The Rat Cap Podcast: Inflation Everywhere, The History of Money and Banking and the Road to Ruin, Part 3 (libsyn.com)

Even most free market advocates don’t quite understand what inflation is and how destructive it is on so many different levels.  Far from being an esoteric economic topic, its something that everyone needs to deeply understand.  The lack of understanding of inflation's profound destructive power is certainly one of the reasons the federal government and all authoritarian regimes have pursued inflationary policies throughout history.  

Monday, March 15, 2021

The Rat Cap Podcast: Episode 9

The Rat Cap Podcast: Recap and Reformat, America 4.0 (libsyn.com)

A shorter podcast to summarize and recap my America 4.0 theory in the context of the fight for freedom and individual rights. 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

The Rat Cap Podcast: Episode 8

Wampum, Wildcats, and Inflation, The History of the Monetary System and the Road to Ruin, Part 2 (libsyn.com)

The structure of the modern banking system is the product of hundreds of years of bad legal and economic theory that is leading us to disaster.  In Part 2 of this podcast, I discuss the early history of colonial and European banking practices which helped set us on the path to monetary catastrophe.   

*Also, see my prior posts:

The Rational Capitalist: The Federal Reserve: Heart of Tyranny #4. Fractional Reserve Banking, Inflation, and Boom-Bust (theratcap.com)

The Rational Capitalist: Boom-Bust Index (theratcap.com)

The Rational Capitalist: Tales from the History of Money and Banking, Part II (theratcap.com)


Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Rat Cap Podcast: Episode 7

The Rat Cap Podcast: The History of the Monetary System and the Road to Ruin, Part 1 (libsyn.com)

The structure of the modern banking system is the product of hundreds of years of bad legal and economic theory that is leading us to disaster.  In Part 1 of this podcast, I explain some basic principles of money, banking and set out some early history of our current monetary system.  

*Also, see my prior posts:

The Rational Capitalist: The Federal Reserve: Heart of Tyranny #4. Fractional Reserve Banking, Inflation, and Boom-Bust (theratcap.com)

The Rational Capitalist: Boom-Bust Index (theratcap.com)

The Rational Capitalist: Tales from the History of Money and Banking, Part II (theratcap.com)



Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Rat Cap Podcast: Episode 6

The Rat Cap Podcast: The Supreme Court's Historical Role in Promoting Federal Tyranny (libsyn.com)

What was the Founder's conception of the role of the states vis-a-vis the federal government, and how did the Supreme Court set America on the path to Civil War and federal tyranny?  



Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Rat Cap Podcast: Episode 5

The Rat Cap Podcast: The Psychological and Cultural Roots of Cancel Culture Madness (libsyn.com)

Critical Theory and Postmodern philosophy underlie the authoritarian left's movement to destroy Western liberal democracy, but there are also devastating psychological, technological, and cultural factors at work.  We use Haidt and Lukianoff's fascinating book "The Coddling of the American Mind" to analyze and explain these factors.