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Politely, Up Yours! with Joe Macaluso and Dave Rael is a podcast seeking to explore the depths of philosophy, politics, society, government, religion, and human interaction. It also intends to be a shining becacon of virtue and civil interaction.

Politely, Up Yours‪!‬ Joe Macaluso, Dave Rael

    • Philosophy

Politely, Up Yours! with Joe Macaluso and Dave Rael is a podcast seeking to explore the depths of philosophy, politics, society, government, religion, and human interaction. It also intends to be a shining becacon of virtue and civil interaction.

    Episode 008 | Politely Up Yours - Religion

    Episode 008 | Politely Up Yours - Religion

    Dave Rael and Joe Macaluso faith and religion, the impact of religion on societal norm,




    Chapters:

    0:52 - Book Club - Man, Economy, and State2:11 - Elasticity of demand3:17 - Outlay5:47 - Speculation and equilibrium12:13 - Digging into religion and personal experiences of faith and institutional religion19:21 - Science, observation, the scientific method, and faith20:49 - Progression of human knowledge; morality and ethics; the state as religion24:13 - Sources of wisdom, inspiration, and ideas of "right" behavior28:25 - Secular ethics: The Non-aggression principle and Stefan Molyneux's Universtally Preferable Behavior32:22 - Selfishness, virtue, and altruism42:01 - Guilt, Original Sin, and white privilege44:48 - Comparisons of church and state47:28 - Perceptions of "the one percent"49:49 - Sources of conflict and zealotry




    Resources:

    Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, Scholar's Edition - Murray N. Rothbard
    Arbitrage
    Herbert Henry Dow and the German Chemical Cartel
    Campus Crusade for Christ
    Deism
    Scientific method
    Non-aggression principle
    Stefan Molyneux - Freedomain Radio
    Universally Preferable Behaviour: A Rational Proof of Secular Ethics - Stefan Molyneux
    The Virtue of Selfishness, Centennial Edition - Nathaniel Branden, Ayn Rand
    Dave's Blog Post on Self-Sacrifice
    Original Sin

    • 54 min
    Episode 007 | Politely Up Yours - Needs And Wants

    Episode 007 | Politely Up Yours - Needs And Wants

    Joe Macaluso and Dave Rael discuss the nature of supply and demand economics and whether markets work only for those things that are merely wants, rather than needs, or if regulation is necessary to make sure people are able to meet their needs.




    Chapters:

    0:08 - Book Club - Man, Economy, and State1:32 - Expanding a sample economy to multiple economies3:39 - Self-maintenance of market equilibrium6:34 - Supply and demand and the capability/incapability of markets to serve needs as well as they serve wants10:14 - Cancer treatment as an example of failure of the market17:48 - Failures of entire economies20:38 - The nature of money and monetary policy, central banks, and currency manipulation27:45 - Wealth and income imbalances and the potential of the imbalance to distort market equilibria34:04 - Market instability, cycles, and the creation of the Federal Reserve in US History39:18 - Real examples from history of free societies - do they exist?43:06 - Flawed human nature, greed, and concentration of power




    Resources:

    Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, Scholar's Edition - Murray N. Rothbard
    Costs of Cancer Treatment
    Insuring against the high costs of cancer
    The Peter Schiff Show
    The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger - Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson
    Best of the Left Podcast
    The Best of the Left Episode with the recommendation of The Spirit Level
    History of the Federal Reserve
    Dr P.J. Hill on the Tom Woods Show - The Not So Wild West
    The Not So Wild, Wild West: Property Rights on the Frontier (Stanford Economics & Finance) - Terry L. Anderson, Peter J. Hill

    • 47 min
    Episode 006 | Politely Up Yours - Rights

    Episode 006 | Politely Up Yours - Rights

    Dave Rael and Joe Macaluso discuss rights and come to an agreement on what rights are. The conversation uses healthcare as an example to explore what is and isn't a right and goes through many examples. Ultimately, the question whether citizens are slaves of the state is addressed with a thought exercise.




    Chapters:

    0:22 - Book Club - Man, Economy, and State1:06 - Psychic Revenue2:00 - Exchange and the division of labor4:06 - Buying the same goods from different suppliers: different goods rather than same goods with different pricing considerations?7:53 - What are rights?8:48 - Right to free healthcare?11:38 - What is healthcare?13:43 - More clarity on the nature of rights15:47 - The theistic terminology of the US Declaration of Independence16:55 - The nature of the "right to life" and relevance for medical care21:28 - Are medical care providers forced to provide care?24:27 - Charity, marginal utiilty, and insurance28:13 - Philosophy and government providing where individuals cannot32:32 - Conclusion regarding the nature of rights34:33 - Application of the term "right to eduction"35:03 - Voting rights36:00 - The US Bill of Rights and gun ownership rights38:52 - Establishment of ownership and homesteading41:15 - Unfairness45:37 - The reality or unreality of an impartial arbiter46:44 - Good enough government49:38 - Membership in government as voluntary? The example of the secession of the southern states52:03 - The imperfect nature of the American system of government53:17 - Slave of the state?




    Resources:

    Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, Scholar's Edition - Murray N. Rothbard
    Bernie Sanders on the Right to Healthcare
    A respectful ideological collision between Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul
    United States Declaration of Independence
    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." (may not have been Mark Twain)
    Homestead Acts
    Homesteading

    • 59 min
    Episode 005 | Politely Up Yours - Free Society

    Episode 005 | Politely Up Yours - Free Society

    Joe Macaluso and Dave Rael discuss and try to define a free society and what it would look like. They go deep on thinking about a society without government and whether it would work and speculate on how.




    Chapters:

    0:12 - Book Club - Book Club: Man, Economy, and State1:10 - Transition in Rothbard from individual actors to societal interactions3:10 - The "choice to be a slave"5:55 - From hegemonic association to voluntarism9:39 - What is a free society?13:47 - Preventing coercion in a free society17:53 - Allowing society to prioritize their own defense as they see fit20:46 - Parenting and a free society and the treatment of children23:22 - Nature vs nurture and behavior modification27:16 - Self-defense, criminal justice, and vengeance30:40 - Early man and origins of states, motivations for being told what to do33:33 - Really living vs a sheltered life34:21 - Marriage39:03 - Is a free society possible?




    Resources:

    Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, Scholar's Edition - Murray N. Rothbard
    Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl
    One man, one vote
    Behavior Modification
    Criminal Justice
    1 Samuel 8: Israel Asks For a King
    5 monkeys : because we have always done it that way

    • 42 min
    Episode 004 | Politely Up Yours - Discrimination

    Episode 004 | Politely Up Yours - Discrimination

    Dave Rael and Joe Macaluso discuss the nature and acceptability/unacceptability of discrimination. The discussion touches on freedom of association, remedies for unreasonable discrimination, and becoming that which we claim to oppose.




    Chapters:

    0:26 - Book Club: Man, Economy, and State3:01 - Rationality of decisions of individual actors?5:39 - Incompleteness of information7:31 - Consumer goods and producer goods8:39 - Our main topic of the day - Sexuality as illustration of the acceptability of discrimination11:19 - What is discrimination?14:34 - The example of a baker discriminating based on not wanting to bake a cake for a gay couple15:35 - Liberty - Freedom of association16:42 - Institutionalization of discrimination19:42 - Discrimination in employment and livelihood24:21 - The importance or nonimportance of membership in a group and how to approach judgement on color of skin27:51 - The futility of persuasion29:46 - The present and future of "runaway" discrimination34:08 - The primacy of sensitivity, empathy, and better parenting37:19 - Reciprocation of open-mindedness and freedom of association39:18 - Becoming the thing we claim to oppose




    Resources:

    Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, Scholar's Edition - Murray N. Rothbard
    Oregon Wedding Cake Controversy
    Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
    "I have a dream" speech - Martin Luther King

    • 45 min
    Episode 003 | Politely Up Yours - I Side With

    Episode 003 | Politely Up Yours - I Side With

    Joe Macaluso and Dave Rael discuss common ground found in a free website providing the service of identifying where you align and disagree with ideologies, parties, and candidates. The discussion evolves into touching on fairness, rights, and the purpose of law.




    Chapters:

    0:01 - The podcast now has a name (but you already knew that)0:19 - The Politely, Up Yours! book club3:10 - Can groups be actors or only individuals?6:07 - Democracy as a restaurant8:39 - Encountering and experiencing isidewith.com and insights regarding common ground11:09 - Governments forcing businesses to do things they don't want to do15:04 - Finding those ideals we share18:12 - Extremism21:56 - Embracing imperfection and striving for improvement22:44 - Fairness27:43 - The suboptimal nature of a two-party system32:46 - Yes and no questions in law - is there a third possibility?33:44 - The nature of rights and guarantees, the purpose of law47:24 - Freedom to be a jerk and freedom of association48:26 - Discrimination in employment




    Resources:

    Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, Scholar's Edition - Murray N. Rothbard
    "Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem
    Keynesian economics
    Austrian economics
    Austrian eh?
    isidewith.com
    The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx
    FBI–Apple encryption dispute
    Best of the Left Podcast
    Oregon Wedding Cake Controversy
    Ian Malcolm explains Chaos theory (Jurassic Park)
    Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution
    Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

    • 49 min

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