The Looking Forward Podcast

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