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Insightful weekly commentary on news & current events from economist Antony Davies and political scientist James R. Harrigan.

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November 21, 2018

There was once a time when politicians were civil to each other. Neighbors and friends who disagreed politically remained neighborly and friendly to each other. Opponents were graceful in defeat and generous in victory. But somewhere along the line, we lost that. These days, it seems that all there is is vitriol and hate. That is what happens when an electorate focuses solely on the outcomes that they want instead of the principles they believe in. What are these principles and why do they matter? Join Antony Davies and James Harrigan as they discuss this and more on this week’s episode of Words and Numbers.

Show Notes:

Eye drops to correct vision

Foolishness of the Week

Rejecting the measles vaccine

Topic of the Week: Principles

Why libertarians start at first principles

The roots of political polarization

Ford-Carter presidential debate

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