177: The New Honor Code: A Simple Plan for Raising Our Standards and Restoring Our Good Names -with Grant McCracken
December 26th, 2020 | 39 mins 55 secs
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What used to be shocking has somehow become the new normal in our politics, workplaces, and universities. Sexual predators stalk interns at work and teenagers abroad. Parents try to buy a place for their kids in college.
Pharmaceutical companies refuse to acknowledge the Opioid epidemic they helped create. Banks issue credit cards no one ordered, ruining the credit scores and reputations of thousands. It happens so frequently that we can no longer dismiss these cases as a few bad apples.
Clearly, something in the system is rotten.
Today's guest is cultural anthropologist Grant McCracken , who argues that while most Americans are committed to morality and share basic standards of decency, we’re also becoming inured to scandal and shame, and hopeless about the possibility of change.
What if we decided to fight it instead?
Grant McCracken has a solution—the revival of an ancient idea called honor.
August 7th, 2020 | 32 mins 52 secs
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Double the episodes for you this week, as this episode features Nico and Shaine from the What's HAPAning podcast to dig into something we really have discussed much at length here on the show, and that's one of keeping up with the culture.
With both Nico and Shaine being prominent figures on social media with strong followings, they obviously are hitting at the right nerves, and with that, have a unique perspective on how to approach culture while also advancing liberty (and guess what... it's gonna sound a tad familiar...).
Find What's HAPAning Online: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-hapaning/id1447457331