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The Peikoff Podcasts

Single Questions

Every other week, Dr. Peikoff answers questions about Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. His podcasts focus on human relationships, career, moral issues – not technical philosophy or practical politics. On alternate weeks, Dr. Yaron Brook answers questions on politics, economics, foreign policy.

The podcasts are available by single questions or as full episodes.

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To YB: Do you think that, with their great access to capital, the rich can control and regulate economics, politics, and culture to the detriment of the lower income groups?
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Date: December 23rd, 2013
Duration: 04:12
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To YB: During the Cold War, America supported the Islamists in their fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan. The result of this, I think, was the fall of the Soviet Union without any nuclear exchange; however, it gave the Islamists the confidence to come after the United States. Was it worth it, given the 9/11 attack?
3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: December 23rd, 2013
Duration: 03:24
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To YB: Conservatives who oppose Obamacare are criticized for failing to offer a viable alternative. What is the Objectivist response to this criticism?
3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 53 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: December 23rd, 2013
Duration: 01:41
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To YB: What did the United States do immediately after the 9/11 attacks?
2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5
Date: December 23rd, 2013
Duration: 02:48
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Would it be moral for a virgin with a terminal illness to visit a brothel before he dies, if that was the only way for him to experience sex?
6 votes, average: 3.17 out of 56 votes, average: 3.17 out of 56 votes, average: 3.17 out of 56 votes, average: 3.17 out of 56 votes, average: 3.17 out of 5
Date: December 16th, 2013
Duration: 02:07
Topics: Morality, Sex
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