It's great to be back after a couple of days off. I was in Albuquerque over the weekend where I met with my biological father for the first time face to face. This is a photo we took while hiking along the Rio Grande. In a future episode, I'll be sharing some details of my visit and why this has been such an important milestone in my life.
I'm always grateful when Eric Peters from Eric Peters Autos joins me for our weekly conversation. Eric brings an intelligence, humorous and principled point of view to any discussion of current events. Today we discuss the danger of haggling over price when it comes to your natural rights. We also discuss geo-fencing and the folly of driver "safety scores."
The word "hero" has been co-opted by government at nearly every level to describe either those who work for the state or those who parrot the politically correct ideological line of thought. Authentic heroes typically are those who perform or who sacrifice at a level that most others do not. William Sullivan has an excellent essay on how a culture that celebrates fake heroes while crucifying real ones cannot endure.