We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Tucker Carlson, Fox News host and author of "Ship of Fools", joins Ben to discuss the social impact of rapid technological advances, what role government should or shouldn't play in the economy, and how both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are able to appeal to the same voters..."
Carlson is too humble. How is diversity a strength? Tucker's brain runs on high octane. Enjoyable interview by the annoying but smart-as-heck Shapiro:
I really enjoy Tucker. He is a clear thinker and he's intellectually honest. I agree with large swaths of what he says. However, he just said that Bolshevism was the result of mismanaging the transition from agrarian to industrial economies and societies. Not being an expert in Russia, I may be wrong, but it seemed to me that Communism took hold in Russia more because of their lack of experience with freedom, the mismanagement by the Czars, and possibly side effects of WWI and the eternal internal struggle in Russia between the East and West. I would hope and expect that he would choose a different cause for communism in China where they couldn't manage their agrarian economy at all causing the deaths of tens of millions of people.
Tucker also would jump at the chance to regulate the trucking companies so that they couldn't use self driving trucks because it would put a lot of people out of work. I'm not sure I would do that because as Shapiro asks, "what is the limiting principle for that so we don't fall into luditism?" That question really goes unanswered, but Tucker says his point is that someone needs to think about that and it's implications and take control for the sake of the country and the people in it. This where I think he is right. It's further down the road but when robots can make robots and then when they can design new robots, what is the role of a worker?
This is a great conversation between two very intelligent people (Shapiro talks too fast for my taste, but I'm from the South). For those who want to hear more from Tucker, there is another interview with him by Dave Rubin on Youtube. I haven't seen it but I intend to soon.