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Dr. Thomas Krannawitter discusses the human condition, the pursuit of human happiness, and the choices human beings make through deep studies of history, philosophy, and economics.

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Dr. Thomas Krannawitter discusses the human condition, the pursuit of human happiness, and the choices human beings make through deep studies of history, philosophy, and economics.

    Speakeasy Today #60: “I Feel…” and the Rejection of Reason

    Speakeasy Today #60: “I Feel…” and the Rejection of Reason

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    • 41 min
    The Law episode 69: Blumenthal v. Trump

    The Law episode 69: Blumenthal v. Trump

    Just this week, a unanimous D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a lawsuit filed by over 200 members of Congress alleging Donald Trump is in violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. The court held the members of Congress did not have standing to bring the lawsuit. So this week, we discuss the Emoluments Clause itself and the concept of judicial “standing.” What does they mean? Check out this week’s edition of The Law for the answer.

    The case itself: Blumenthal v Trump (DC Cir. 2020)

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    The Law episode 68: Lochner v. NY

    The Law episode 68: Lochner v. NY

    This 5-4 Supreme Court decision—which struck down a state regulation that made it a crime to allow an employee to work more than 60 hours a week as a violation of an individual’s liberty to contract—is largely ridiculed in law schools today and by modern central planners. Find out why.

    The case itself: Lochner v New York (1905)

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    • 26 min
    Speakeasy Today #59: How Lessons From The Past Are Relevant Today

    Speakeasy Today #59: How Lessons From The Past Are Relevant Today

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    • 45 min
    The Law episode 67: The Death Penalty

    The Law episode 67: The Death Penalty

    The death penalty is back in the news this week as the Colorado General Assembly considers a bill to ban the punishment. Nationwide, the practice is on the decline. While the concept of a death penalty is constitutional, is it a good idea? Should the government be trusted with the power of execution? What role does the jury really play? Here are some thoughts for your consideration.

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    The Law episode 66: Juliana v. US (9th Cir. 2020)

    The Law episode 66: Juliana v. US (9th Cir. 2020)

    Just last week, in a 2-1 decision, the 9th Circuit correctly tossed out the “climate kids’” lawsuit seeking a judicial order requiring the executive and legislative branches to design and implement policy the plaintiffs had been unable to convince the political branches to enact. The plaintiffs sought no less than a judicial coup over the co-equal legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government. The Obama appointed federal judges rejected that unconstitutional request.

    The case itself: Juliana v US (9th Cir. 2020)

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

Rick Turnquist ,

Well Worth The Listen

Dr. Tom Krannawitter is one of the most knowledgeable, engaging speakers of our time. His in-depth knowledge of the facts and principles of the American founding are prodigious, and his delivery of these facts are so much fun to listen to. Tom also takes current events and discusses them in light of the founding principles. These podcasts are well worth listening to.

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Every American Should Listen

The ideas discussed by Dr. Krannawitter and Speakeasy Ideas are, to our collective detriment, not taught in our public schools. It’s important to hear and consider these teachings before drawing conclusions about the US founding and our unique human heritage.

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Great Podcast

If you enjoy the beautiful ideas of human freedom then listen to Dr. Krannawitter unpack them. These podcasts cover big ideas however they are displayed brilliantly in a contemporary context that leads to a pleasurable listening experience.

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