7.25 – #DNCleak Mess Fall Out and HausGuest Sunny Lohmann on Selfishness

Whoa. Tons of stuff to talk about today. And it was a GREAT show:

HausGuest – Sunny Lohmann

Sunny and I discussed the positives AND negatives of this recent Prager University video:

The main issue was the word selfish and that it gets conflated with self-interest AND greed. A proponent of Ayn Rand’s Objectivism, Sunny asserted that the advancement and pursuit of one’s own interest – in priority to everything else – is supremely moral.

Her position is supported by the thinking and philosophy contained herein:ayn_rand_the_virtue_of_selfishness

And perhaps best summarized by Adam Smith’s very famous quote:

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”

Indeed.

It was a GREAT segment and she is a PERFECT HausGuest!

Other Topics

  1. California just set a state record for solar-power produced electricity
  2. I saw The Infiltrator over the weekend and really liked it:Infiltrator
  3. There was ANOTHER attack in Germany (4th in 7 days) and the BBC’s announcement of it was nuts:Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 7.17.55 AM
  4. Wikileaks just dropped 20,000 emails that were between 7 Democrat National Committee staffers
  5. Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned over the whole thing but joins the Clinton campaign immediately thereafter
  6. Bernie is EXTREMELY unhappy about it:Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 9.30.56 AM
  7. New DNC head Donna Brazile’s takeaway: don’t use email, use the phoneScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 7.17.40 AM
  8. The Democrat convention opens today with a big list of union leaders set to speak
  9. Eating their own: Loretta Sanchez says that Obama’s support of Kamala Harris for CA Senator is due to racial preferenceScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 9.33.36 AM
  10. An open letter to Donald Trump about 7 things he MUST do – and he’s only voiced support (so far!) for one of them. And they’re all AWESOME.

Thank you for reading and listening!

Tuesday’s HausGuest: New York Post writer and editor – and Turkey expert – Elisha Maldonado


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