My third webcast, devoted to the discussion of news and politics from an Objectivist perspective, will be this coming Sunday, March 6, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm, PST, which is 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EST. If you would like to register to attend live (which includes the ability to participate via written questions/comments, plus via audio if you have a USB headset with microphone), click here.
Use the comments section of this post to suggest any topics or news stories you would like to hear about or discuss during the show. I am already seeing some news regarding Obamacare that I would like to discuss, and would also like to further explore some of the Republican and Tea Party candidates who are throwing their hats in the ring. Must we vote for one of them, or is the best strategy to vote for gridlock?
UPDATE: Other stories on my radar as this week has progressed: The shooting of American soldiers in Germany; 13-year-old U.S. girl runs away from home to avoid being taken to Pakistan for an arranged marriage; Greenspan issues statement linking government “activism” to a sluggish economic recovery.
Thanks to all who attended and participated in my second webcast. For those who were unable to make it, you can listen to (and perhaps download) an mp3 file here: Don’t Let It Go…Unheard #2
Feel free to use this thread for comments on the show as well. If you would like to register to attend next week’s session live, click here. In a few days I will post a thread for that show, which you can use to suggest topics or news stories.
Sorry it’s been so quiet around here this week. I’ve been helping a friend with the release of his new book, as well as all my usual responsibilities. I have also been doing some research into the technology necessary to make my webcast run more smoothly, and to make it available for download. Now that I’ve got that in order, for the most part (I will still need to figure out where to post the recordings that I’ve learned to make), I’d like to encourage you to register to attend my second podcast tomorrow. The service I’ve been using, GoToWebinar, requires that you register for each webcast in order to be able to attend live. Registering once unfortunately will not ensure your ability to attend subsequent webcasts. So if you’re available from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST and would like to join in, click here.
Planned topics include: the current mess in the Middle East, potential presidential candidates for 2012, and the soon-to-be released (and recently screened) Atlas Shrugged movie. Please feel free to suggest topics below as well; I already have plans to discuss at least one news story suggested by a participant.
Thanks for your interest and “see ” you tomorrow!
P.S. If you are interested in an illustration of how everything in philosophy is interconnected, how debate on one topic (ethics or metaethics) can quickly turn into a discussion of metaphysics or epistemology, check out the latest installment in the discussion between me and “perfectlyGoodInk” at the bottom of this comment thread.