Thinking Progressive with Ron Rivers
#35 Conservative Dilemmas in the COVID Era - Small Government

#35 Conservative Dilemmas in the COVID Era - Small Government

April 28, 2020

Conservatives face serious dilemmas about how their ideals exist and function in a COVID-19 world.  Focusing on small government, we'll explore the ideal and explain why voting for progressive candidates is the most direct path to achieving this style of living.

 

#34 Responsible Democracy & the Future

#34 Responsible Democracy & the Future

April 21, 2020

Democracy demands a level of engagement and responsibility to function as intended.  In this episode we explore why we have failed to realize this vision and what we can do to fix it moving forward.

 

#33 American Illusions:  Reflecting on the Sanders Campaign

#33 American Illusions: Reflecting on the Sanders Campaign

April 14, 2020

The Bernie Sanders campaign has officially ended and we're left with many questions. In this episode we'll explore why Americans are so resistant to necessary change and what options are left for progressives moving forward.

 

#32 Reimagining Public Private Partnerships

#32 Reimagining Public Private Partnerships

April 7, 2020

Our economy is quickly entering a depression, one that will likely ripple for generations. It is a known future, one that forces us to consider what comes next. How will we reshape production and labor in the United States, given our experience so far with the crisis? Whatever directions we choose, they all begin with reimagining public-private partnerships.

#31 Opportunity & Crisis:  Examining a Total Strike

#31 Opportunity & Crisis: Examining a Total Strike

March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic sheds light on the dysfunction of our modern economic and political institutions.  Every crisis presents opportunities for those willing to take them.  We explore why the time for a total strike is now and how it may take form.

#30 Seven (Progressive) Policies Every Municipality Should Implement

#30 Seven (Progressive) Policies Every Municipality Should Implement

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 has shown us how ill-prepared we are for crisis. Local governments should act now to build programs to increase local resilience. We'll explore seven policy frameworks for how to do that.

#29 Technology, Labor, the Future

#29 Technology, Labor, the Future

March 17, 2020

Technology and labor have gone hand in hand with human evolution for over 10,000 years. Today we're experiencing a fundamental shift in our technology, one that will force us to reshape work as we know it. We'll explore this concept and more in this episode.

#28 The Case for Radical Change

#28 The Case for Radical Change

March 10, 2020

Radical change is on the horizon, but many still resist it. In this episode we'll explore the broad case for radical change, centering around the crisis, oligarchy, and our latent potential.

#27 Beware The Moderate

#27 Beware The Moderate

March 3, 2020

Political moderates, or centrists, are one of the biggest threats to American democracy in 2020 and beyond. In this episode we'll explore why that is and more importantly, why centrism is a false ideal.

#26 - Why Conservative Politics Are Going Extinct

#26 - Why Conservative Politics Are Going Extinct

February 25, 2020

Conservative politics are going extinct.  The central philosophies behind the practice are incompatible with our way of life today for two reasons - technology and the crisis. We'll discuss why these beliefs are doomed from the perspective of our present place in time.