LR Podcast #32: Who ‘topia? U-topia!

St. Thomas Moore had his Utopia, Marx and Engels had their Communist Manifesto. Though the latter is better known for the destructive nature of its implementation in this and the last century, it has a commonality with the other books mentioned: the necessity of authoritarianism. It is this need for an authoritarian form of government and a ruling class, either explicit as in the Republic or implicit as with Marx and Engels that binds most, if not all Utopian systems with each other.

What a Recovery Might Look Like, Pt 1

At the beginning of April 2020, the consensus is that the peak is still a few weeks away. We're staying home more, we're doing social distancing and we're practicing good hygiene. Our borders are virtually closed and a third of the states are under some sort of lock-down order.