S4 E10: Greedflation and other stupid shit people say about the economy

main idea: How market regulation and manipulation create shortages Over the last couple of months we have seen an unprecedented shortage in baby formula. It is devastating to see it first hand as I (Jessica) have a cousin whose daughter has Rett Syndrome. She is completely disabled and cannot chew, and  there is a veryContinue reading “S4 E10: Greedflation and other stupid shit people say about the economy”

S4 E9: Social Media Hysteria is becoming the new American pastime

Main idea: people being outraged over Elon is just another turn on the hysteria cycle In Season 2, episode 2, way back in January 2021 – holy cow! – we talked about the Crisis Cycle and the way the media has trained us (like monkeys) to get hysterical about specific things for specific reasons. TheContinue reading “S4 E9: Social Media Hysteria is becoming the new American pastime”

S4 E8: Death and Taxes

main idea: capital punishment is trusting the state to make life and death choices for citizens Benjamin Franklin once said “There are only two things certain in life: death and taxes”. With the 2021 tax deadline just behind us in our rearview mirrors it seems fitting to talk about the other certainty, death. Or, moreContinue reading “S4 E8: Death and Taxes”

S4 E7: Jesus was the OG libertarian

main idea: the teachings of love, self- and social-responsibility, rejection of authority, and individual rights are all New Testament Biblical Growing up many of us were taught that there are three things you don’t discuss in mixed company: 1. Politics, 2. Religion, and 3. Football. Living in the Social Media age, those are no longerContinue reading “S4 E7: Jesus was the OG libertarian”

S4 E6: The Sisterhood of Motherhood

main idea: how we support one another and why. How collaborative approaches foster a sense of community and create villages for our kids. However rewarding, being a mom can at times feel overwhelming. Kids don’t come with instructions, but they do each come with their own unique and individual personalities. Navigating parenting challenges can atContinue reading “S4 E6: The Sisterhood of Motherhood”

S4 E5: Founding Motherhood

main idea: spinoff of the “Founding Fatherhood” series. Discussion about women’s roles in the American Revolution As we were planning our episodes to celebrate Women’s History Month we wanted to devote one episode to our “Founding Mothers”. We hear a lot about the Founding Fathers, but we usually do not hear about the women whoContinue reading “S4 E5: Founding Motherhood”

S4 E4: What’s Good for the Goose Should be Good for the Gander

main idea: double standards created by “gender roles” and stereotypes. This link (and a google search) and you’ll get the gender-neutral definition of the phrase: what is okay for one person to do, should be good for another. But the “goose” is the female and the “gander” is the male, so the real meaning hereContinue reading “S4 E4: What’s Good for the Goose Should be Good for the Gander”

S4 E3: Be Careful Who You Know – Free Association and Generational Privilege

main idea: Murder and Mayhem – A Cautionary Tale in South Carolina (on the three year anniversary of the death of Mallory Beach, what lessons have we learned about wealth and privilege, and how are we using this story to teach our children to choose their friends carefully) Unless you have been living under aContinue reading “S4 E3: Be Careful Who You Know – Free Association and Generational Privilege”

S4 E2: Sharing is Caring but you shouldn’t have to

Main Idea: making your children share as a social “grace” teaches the wrong lessons about consent, ownership, and a host of other things. Every mom who’s sent kids to government-run schools has had the valentine’s day card exchange challenge. Buy a box, get the class list, fill them all out, attach a candy, and sendContinue reading “S4 E2: Sharing is Caring but you shouldn’t have to”

S4 E1 Gender Inequality and the Pay Gap

Main idea: Women earn less than men, right? Who’s to blame and what should be done about it? During our time off Jessica made an appearance on “Mr. ‘Murica, The Bearded Truth” with Jason Lyon over on Muddied Waters Media to have a discussion about empowering women. It was a pretty lively conversation, touching onContinue reading “S4 E1 Gender Inequality and the Pay Gap”