(1) Identity Politics (2) Who Prints Money under Capitalism? (3) Narcissism
In this episode of Functional Philosophy, I answer the following questions:
00:38 - "When you made a video describing why people join the alt-right you said that they lacked an identity and core values, and that the alt-right offers them an easy way to find an abysmal substitute. Do you think that social justice advocacy (in the form it's taken in modern times) does the same thing for its zealous followers?"
07:31 - "Whose job/responsibility should it be to print money? I'm all for the deregulation of corporations, but I'm not sure if a company, with as only real value making profit, would be suitable for the task of printing money. But at the same time, I feel that giving the government the power of printing money may be more authoritarian. How would the creation of money work in a free society?"
10:53 - "Would you be able to do a video on the distinction between narcissism and egoism? I think Ayn Rand viewer narcissism as an underdeveloped sense of self/identity. I’ve always been puzzled and frustrated by people totally in there own world, who don’t observe or care about anyone else around them."
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