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The School Sucks PodClass: Education Evolution
Indoctrination + Regurgitation + Graduation ≠ An Education
Category: Education
Location: Newmarket, New Hampshire
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My name is Brett and I have worked in education for the last ten years, in a variety of capacities. I am currently the Vice Pre...


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November 22, 2014 05:38 AM PST
Mattheus von Guttenburg joins me in the studio to resume our exploration of agorism. Mattheus is a writer for Bitcoin Magazine, Mises.org and EconomicThought.net, and he is here to discuss the past, present and future of Bitcoin. Discussed: -HISTORY: What did fiat currency do to the world in the 20th century? -Bitcoin and agorism: Agorism usually thought of on the small scale, but now international trade is possible on an individual level -Bitcoin’s assets – transparency, speed, reliability, and privacy -how agorism develops around the world, necessity -how much capital moves through agorist markets on a global scale? The Pac-Man analogy: Mattheus recently wrote in The Path To Greatness: "Bitcoin is Pacman. It upgrades by consuming delicious and bountiful enemies – glowing ghosts. What is on Bitcoin’s plate? Why, every competing media of exchange, of course." -first, the various alt coins -then e-commerce transactions -then brick and mortar establishments looking to reduce transaction costs -then Credit cards, a leftover from a simpler time -then governments and central banks Do you have questions? Please submit them in the comments. Look Closer: Agorism Resources - http://agorism.info/ Mattheus von Guttenberg Archives at Bitcoin Magazine - http://bitcoinmagazine.com/author/mattheus-von-guttenberg/ Mattheus von Guttenberg Archives at Economic Thought - http://www.economicthought.net/blog/author/mguttenberg/ Mattheus von Guttenberg Archives at Mises.org - https://mises.org/daily/author/1506/Mattheus-von-Guttenberg
November 15, 2014 05:33 AM PST
Bill Buppert of zerogov.com returns to discuss the philosophy of Stoicism. Covered: -What is Stoicism -Differentiate philosophy from 'small s' stoicism -Tranquility - freedom from distracting emotions -Meditation - “negative visualization” -Tim Ferris - define your fears -Training through voluntary discomfort -The Sphere of Choice -Internals and Externals -Response to criticisms and concerns Listener-Submitted Questions/Topics: Andrew W: Men's fashions of the 1920's-1960's. He seems to like that subject quite a bit, I've heard him bring it up more than once on Freedom Feens. Sarah W: He said something on your last show with him about his daughters not coming around to anarchism. He said something that sounded like he was attributing this to their gender. Maybe he'd like to expand on that? Bill's Reading List: My top three for the novice are: -A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy -A Man in Full -The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations) To get better acquainted with the philosophy: The Obstacle Is The Way: Tim Ferriss Audio Edition Here is the most comprehensive list I could find that I agree with all the choices: Stoicsm Books This is a terrific resource and dirt cheap on Amazon:The Stoic and Epicurean Philosophers: The Complete Extant Writings of Epicurus, Epictetus, Lucretius and Marcus Aurelius Look Closer: Bill Buppert's Site - http://zerogov.com/ Stoicism and Hormetism - http://gettingstronger.org/stoicism/ Change your receptors, change your set point - http://gettingstronger.org/2010/10/change-your-setpoint/ Stoicism 101: A quick guide to the philosophy - http://hackthesystem.com/blog/stoicism-101-a-quick-guide-to-the-philosophy/ Real Mind Control: The 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment, by Tim Ferriss - http://fourhourworkweek.com/2007/09/18/real-mind-control-the-21-day-no-complaint-experiment/ Stoicsm Overview - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoicism
November 07, 2014 12:28 PM PST
This is hour one of my recent conversation with Henrik Palmgren of Red Ice Radio. Our discussion includes my answers to the following questions: -Putting the history of education in context to what we are seeing today. (Education is going down the drain and we are seeing a decline in average I.Q in the west. Yes, we are importing an unprecedented amount of third world population into the west which is contributing to these statistics, but it doesn’t explain the massive drop entirely. To put it bluntly: Stupidity is a growing epidemic. What are some of the reasons for this? -Is there a link between intelligence and education? -The issue of bullying laws. What occurs with children who no longer will learn to stand up to bullies on their own and learn to take care of their own problems? (The long term effects on children who are encouraged to run to a “third party” to have them fix their problem. Be that a teacher, school police or the state) -Have you heard anything about how Sweden’s “educational” system is developing? The main focus in Sweden is not to educate, but to indoctrinate and push political correct issues on the children, like for example gender neutrality and other nonsense that goes again biology. Parents now have their hands tied behind their backs in terms of how they can raise their children. -(Bonus): Where will this end if we do not take control of education? In the long term, where will mankind end up? Considering that pop culture is pushing anti-intellectualism and dysgenics. Also, the entertainment media (Hollywood) is pushing a lot of destructive behavior on children and teenagers. It’s also difficult to isolate children from this environment. Do you have any suggestion in terms of how to take back control of culture (pop culture in particular) and begin to insert positive role models to children and teenagers? Hour two is available in the A/V Club.

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November 06, 2014 09:13 AM PST
With Stephanie Murphy, Christopher Cantwell, Garrett Ean and Brett Veinotte. Hosted by Mark Edge. Topics: Marketing, monetization, production, advice for beginners, long-term goals Learn More About: Stephanie Murphy Christopher Cantwell Garrett Ean Mark Edge
November 04, 2014 04:37 PM PST
Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we will discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -Rock the Vote claims to be a nonpartisan organization. It is not. It claims to be simply interested in encouraging young people to vote for either party. But it is not that simple. We hope young people are smart enough to reject this and we're here to help. -Rock the Vote's new campaign, starring Lil Jon and Lena Dunham, is perhaps its greatest intellectual insult yet -Osborne is running for office. Why? Highlight Videos: Full Video: Coming Soon Look Closer: Brett's Show Notes Folder - https://www.evernote.com/pub/brettveinotte/rockthevote Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/
October 29, 2014 08:07 AM PDT
(Part 2 of 2) This is my recent conversation with Joshua Sheats of the popular financial planning site RadicalPersonalFinance.com. Joshua is currently working through a series on education, and he invited me to discuss public school history, agendas, and solutions and alternatives. Our discussion includes: -alternatives to the government school system. -homeschooling rebranded as home education, -voluntary instruction -voucher programs(I'm opposed to the idea of vouchers because I think they can expand state control) -Sudbury Schools -homeschool co-ops -how we can provide for our children's education in as superior a way as possible to set them up for long-term success. -What needs to be practiced, and modeled: Emotional Intelligence -Attributes of Emotional Intelligence -For young children: play is very important SELF_DIRECTED -learning is living, learning isn't the controlled environment of the schools -Negative media instigated trends resulting in an increasing lack of empathy for children -Bashing Youth: Media Myths About Teenagers, By Mike Males -know your neighbors -Dorothy Sayers, The Lost Tools of Learning -Ed Choice 101 Come see me at Keenevention, November 1st I'll be on media panel with Mark Edge, Chris Cantwell and Stephanie Murphy.
October 26, 2014 06:31 AM PDT
(Part 1 of 2) This is my recent conversation with Joshua Sheats of the popular financial planning site RadicalPersonalFinance.com. Josh is currently working through a series on education, and he invited me to discuss public school history, agendas, and solutions and alternatives. Our discussion includes: -the concept of Education as a public good on a national scale -the impact of the 14th Amendment -does school work? for whom? -the Calvinists vs. the Unitarians at Harvard -Prussian history, 'an army with country' -Horace Mann and the spread of the Prussian system -The Progressive reforms and John Dewey -tax-free foundations and industrialists -connections to modern schooling discourse Come see me at Keenevention, November 1st I'll be on media panel with Mark Edge, Chris Cantwell and Stephanie Murphy.
October 21, 2014 06:50 AM PDT
Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast returns to discuss his new book Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services, based on his experience working inside Child Protective Services in Texas. The book can be accessed for free this week at LegallyKidnapped.net Discussed: -The History of CPS -Practical Strategies for defending against and dealing with CPS -Communication strategies for off-limits topics -Writing a book Book Trailer: Previous Discussions: 1. 222 (Supplemental): Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour 2. Empathizing with “The Enemy” (Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour, Part 2) 3. 228 Porcfest Interview: Conspiracy Theorists vs. Skeptics Look Closer: Carlos On YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSosyewZ2gMdbS1JlSIGkVw
October 16, 2014 10:46 AM PDT
A conversation with Drew Sample of The Sample Hour. -Brett's school stories: as a student and as a teacher (06:30-45:22) -Starting School Sucks Podcast (45:22-54:30) -Taking SSP in a more positive direction (54:30-58:30) -Positivity and Negativity in media consumption (58:30-61:00) -Procrastination and Productivity (61:00-68:15) -Monetizing a media project (68:15-86:00) -Stefan Molyneux's influence (86:00-89:20) -Wrap-up (89:20-94:50) -New Subscriber Geography Trivia (94:50-END) Drew's Links: Podcast Twitter: @TheSampleHour Inspired Disorder Collective
October 13, 2014 12:28 PM PDT
Traveler, entrepreneur and financial writer Jeff Berwick joins me to continue a new series where I talk to people I admire about their successes, challenges and habits. Jeff is the host of Anarchast and the creator of the financial newsletter, The Dollar Vigilante. Look Closer: Brett's Interview Notes Bumper Music: "Extra Extra" Beats Antique "Informer" Snow "Be Good Johnny" Men At Work Look Closer: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Galt's Gulch Chile - https://www.dollarvigilante.com/blog/2014/8/27/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-on-galts-gulch-chile.html Wikipedia: Jeff Berwick - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Berwick The Dollar Vigilante on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/TheDollarVigilante
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