Tag: utopia

B.F. Skinner’s “Walden Two” – FLNWO #17

07/29/20142 Comments

This month on the Film, Literature and New World Order podcast, James explores B.F. Skinner’s 1948 utopian novel, “Walden Two.” We discuss Skinner’s ideas of behavioural engineering, how they are employed in the novel, and why this raises the ire of the general reading public. We also interrogate the roots of behavioural “science” and find it to be ethically and intellectually bankrupt.

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Aldous Huxley’s “Island” – FLNWO #15

05/20/201411 Comments

This month on Film, Literature and the New World Order we’re joined by Will Morgan of The Sync Book to discuss Aldous Huxley’s final novel, Island. A philosophical exploration of Huxley’s imagined utopia, Island raises the question of what paradise looks like and how it can be achieved. Join James and Will for this exploration of the subject from two different viewpoints and discover more about Huxley’s most overlooked work.

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The State is Not Great (video)

07/21/20130 Comments

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Episode 276 – The State is Not Great

07/20/20130 Comments

While the so-called “New Atheists” are spending their energies warning of the violence that is justified by religious belief, they miss the most dangerous, the most irrational, and the most pervasive religion on the planet: statism. Modern-day government is a god and statism is a religion that is responsible for 260,000,000 deaths last century alone. Join us today on The Corbett Report as we commit the heresy of denying the statist religion and disproving the government god.

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Central Planning Sucks (Video)

08/11/2012

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Corbett Report Radio 195 – Central Planning Sucks

08/11/2012

There is a school of thought which believes that our society would be better off if its decision-making processes were centralized in the hands of an elite few technocrats (or, better yet, computers). In their view, we will be better off when questions over resource allocation, production and investment are answered by recourse to data and equations, without regard to the fundamental market institution: money. Today on the program, James explores not just why this idea is fundamentally wrong, but why it is fundamentally dangerous.

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The Last Word on Utopia

08/03/20110 Comments


It is never a popular thing to warn against utopia. But it is nonetheless necessary.

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Against Utopia

08/03/20111 Comment

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