Functional Philosophy #78

(1) Art vs. Escapism (2) What If No One Pays Taxes? (3) Privatizing Education

In this episode of Functional Philosophy, I answer the following questions:

00:39 - "Is it immoral to create art if people use it to escape reality? For example are those who create video games (or it could be any other medium if you don't consider games to be art) to some extent to blame for video game addiction? What is the difference between an artist and a drug dealer? Aren't they both selling an escape from reality?"

05:37 - "If [the government] is voluntarily funded, how can I be sure that the government will have enough money from voluntary donations to protect me from violations of rights?"

09:05 - "If a politician could change one thing in the US, would privatizing education be the best choice? The reason being, the best ideas could drive out bad ones in a free market."

Functional Philosophy is the show in which Objectivist philosopher Charles Tew helps you gain and strengthen the philosophical foundations required to achieve certainty, success, and happiness. If you're curious to see how Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism can bring revolutionary clarity to your life, give it a listen.