The Looking Forward Podcast
Ep 10: What Will Conservatism Look Like After Trump?

Ep 10: What Will Conservatism Look Like After Trump?

March 26, 2019

The NSW election was a significant win for the coalition, what lessons can the centre-right take out of it? (1:21-16:09) The Mueller report doesn’t find evidence of collusion, was this a witch hunt the whole time, and what does this mean for Democrats going forward? (16:09-42:56). And what will conservatism look like after Donald Trump? Is Trump himself already post-Trump? (42:56-55:52). Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Andrew Bushnell and Evan Mulholland to discuss these questions and share what they’ve been reading, watching and listening to this week, including Anatomy of Next, Karl Ove Knausgård, The Dirt and the new BBC miniseries of Les Miserables. (55:52-1:14:25)

Show notes:
‘Against the Dead Consensus’ by various authors in First Things: https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/03/against-the-dead-consensus
Anatomy of Next: https://foundersfund.com/anatomy-of-next/
The End by Karl Ove Knausgård https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-end-9780099590194
The Dirt: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0800325/
Les Miserables: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5900600/

Ep 9: How Should We Regulate Social Media, If At All?

Ep 9: How Should We Regulate Social Media, If At All?

March 19, 2019

Is the push for more regulation of social media platforms really the right approach post-Christchurch (2:27-18:14)? A scandal in the United States reveals how families are rorting the College system to get their children into leading schools, what does this say about our culture’s approach to education (18:14-32:56)? And how much of a problem is crony capitalism in the modern economy(32:56-43:29)? Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by Dr Zachary Gorman and Gideon Rozner to answer these questions and discuss what they’ve been watching, reading and listening to this week, including the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo, A Companion to John of Salisbury, Counterpart and Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption by former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

 

Show notes:

Attacks on our freedoms should not be met with further attacks on our freedoms, Gideon Rozner: https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/attacks-on-our-freedoms-should-not-be-met-with-further-attacks-on-our-freedoms

School’s Out, Zeev Vinokurov in IPA Review: https://ipa.org.au/ipa-review-articles/schools-out

Is Capitalism Sustainable? By Michael Munger: https://www.aier.org/article/capitalism-sustainable

Free Solo: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7775622/

A Companion to John of Salisbury by Christoph Grellard and Frederique Lachaud: https://www.amazon.com/Companion-Salisbury-Companions-Christian-Tradition/dp/9004265104

Counterpart: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4643084/

Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption by Stephen Harper: https://www.amazon.com/Right-Here-Now-Leadership-Disruption/dp/0771038623/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=Right+Here+Right+Now+Stephen+Harper&qid=1553041813&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmrnull

Ep 8: Was Federation A Mistake?

Ep 8: Was Federation A Mistake?

March 12, 2019

The federal Coalition is falling apart – but could and should the Liberal and National Parties continue and coexist, and was federation a mistake (1:24-16:09)? The upcoming NSW election raises issues about why state government obsess about infrastructure, and what powers they should actually have (16:09-33:10)? And Milo Yiannopolous gets his visa to speak in Australia, but how come a 'Liberal' government even considered stopping it, and what do these visa wrangles mean for free speech (33:10-41:06)? Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by John Roskam and Catallaxy Files contributor Dimitri Burshtein to answer these questions and share what they've been reading, watching and listening to, including Captain Marvel, Little Pink House, Why Culture Matters Most and War and Peace (41:06-59:04)

Show Notes:

Kludgeocracy: The American Way of Policy by Steven M. Teles: https://www.newamerica.org/economic-growth/policy-papers/kludgeocracy-the-american-way-of-policy/

Captain Marvel: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4154664/ 

Little Pink House: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3863632/ 

Why Culture Matters Most by David C. Rose: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/why-culture-matters-most-9780199330720?cc=au&lang=en&

The Greatest of All Novels by Gary Saul Morson in the New Critereon: https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2019/3/the-greatest-of-all-novels 

Ep 7: Is Limited Government Finished?

Ep 7: Is Limited Government Finished?

March 5, 2019

Even deep greens are worried renewable energy can't save the planet - so why are our political parties making it our energy future (2:43-18:30)? Ross Douthat's article in The New York Times says that the era of limited government is over as conservatives push to use big government to influence culture and society; the panel argues about whether that move is a good thing (18:30-39:12). Chris is in Western Australia for Liberty Week and fronted a Generation Liberty event talking about drug law reform - the panel debate what good drug policy looks like and why drug law shows medical care must be privatised (39:12-51:37). In the reading, watching and listening segment, the panel discuss Sharp Objects, True Detective Season 3, MC Escher and The Arctic Monkeys.

 

Panel: Scott Hargreaves, Dr Chris Berg, Daniel Wild and Andrew Bushnell

 

Show Notes: 

Independent Analysis of the Costs of the Paris Agreement Supports Previous IPA Research

https://ipa.org.au/publications-ipa/in-the-news/independent-analysis-of-the-costs-of-the-paris-climate-agreement-support-previous-ipa-research

The Era of Limited Government Is Over - Ross Douthat, The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/opinion/conservatives-republicans-trump.html

Sharp Objects

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649356/

True Detective: Season 3

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2356777/episodes

MC Escher exhibition at NGV

https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/escher-x-nendo-between-two-worlds/#about 

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino - The Arctic Monkeys

https://open.spotify.com/album/1jeMiSeSnNS0Oys375qegp