Talking about the "things that matter most" on Jan. 9
4:00 – Kresta Comments
4:20 – Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future
“We’re becoming like Europe.” This expression captures many Americans’ sense that something has changed in American economic life since the Great Recession’s onset in 2008: that an economy once characterized by commitments to economic liberty, rule of law, limited government, and personal responsibility has drifted in a distinctly “European” direction. Looking at their own society, Americans are increasingly asking themselves: “Is this our future?” Samuel Gregg is here to examine economic culture—the values and institutions that inform our economic priorities—to explain how European economic life has drifted in the direction of what Alexis de Tocqueville called “soft despotism,” and the ways in which similar trends are manifesting themselves in the United States. experience should serve as the proverbial canary in the coal mine.
5:00 – Kresta Comments
5:20 – The Steubenville Rape Atrocity and Cover-Up: How Do We Raise Kids to Do the Right Thing?
Steubenville, OH is now internationally known for two things: Franciscan and the traumatic rape of a 16-year-old Catholic High School girl, and alleged systematic cover-up by the public High School and civic authorities. The internet hacking group “Anonymous” recently released video of a young Catholic HS girl being kidnapped and raped by a group of public school football players who allegedly call themselves the "rape crew." Currently only 2 young men are being tried--as juveniles--despite the fact that it appears up to a dozen young men were involved and dozens more may have stood by and done nothing--or worse, took video while it was happening. How do we raise kids who can do the right thing? Who can protect themselves from these things happening to them? Who have the courage to be Christian heroes in the face of evil and say, "NO!" We talk to clinical psychologist Dr. Gregory Popcak.