Thinking Progressive with Ron Rivers
#18 Readjusting to Routine:  Life After Entrepreneurship

#18 Readjusting to Routine: Life After Entrepreneurship

December 3, 2019

Thinking Progressive isn’t only about politics.  It’s a way of approaching change. Today’s episode is a story about how I coped with a fairly radical shift in my professional routine.  It’s a story that some of you may find relevant to your lives today or your future plans. More importantly, I’m going to share some of the darker times I went through during the process of transitioning and the methods that I used to push through. 

This is the final episode of our 2019 season, looking forward to continuing with exciting new content in 2020!

#17 Disabled Denied Democracy

#17 Disabled Denied Democracy

November 26, 2019

Disabled people face significantly unequal opportunity when it comes to running for elected office and voting.  Disadvantage in the form of information, process, and access only allow the disabled voter and candidate to experience a form of neutered democracy.  Building a pluralistic society demands that we develop methods to allow all people to have a say in their national future.  In this episode we'll explore the problem in more details and present solutions for how we might structure our electoral process to provide equal opportunity for disabled participants. 

The Progress Report 11/22/19 - Exploring the Inevitable Impeachment / Exploring A New A.I. Study

The Progress Report 11/22/19 - Exploring the Inevitable Impeachment / Exploring A New A.I. Study

November 22, 2019

11/22/19 Weekly Progress Report discussing:

- Exploring the Inevitable Impeachment
- Exploring A New A.I. Study by Brookings Institute

 

#16 Values, Institutions, and the Future

#16 Values, Institutions, and the Future

November 19, 2019

Values are guiding principles that we follow in order to help us make better decisions and construct better institutions, but require us to be conscious of their vulnerability. History shows us that no value is permanent.  If we were more open to the malleability of values in our society how might that change us? What type of policies would we explore and in what directions?  What would it mean for humanity?  We'll explore these questions and more into today's episode.

The Progress Report 11/15/19 - Bolivia Brief / Bernie’s Immigration Plan / Nueralink

The Progress Report 11/15/19 - Bolivia Brief / Bernie’s Immigration Plan / Nueralink

November 14, 2019

11/15/19 Thinking Progressive Weekly Progress Report discussing:

- The Bolivian Coup
- Bernie's Immigration Plan (Detailed!)
- Nueralink - Connecting our brains to computers

 

Thinking Progressive #15 - Using Impeachment to Unite Republicans & Democrats

Thinking Progressive #15 - Using Impeachment to Unite Republicans & Democrats

November 12, 2019

Given today’s political climate, talking about unifying the factions is likely to be met with disbelief and dismissal. It’s my perspective that unifying the American populace is both achievable and desirable. Our journey today explores how President Trump's impeachment process may be one such path.

The Progress Report 11/8/19 - 11,000 Scientists Demand Action / Repealing the ACA / DNA & the 4th

The Progress Report 11/8/19 - 11,000 Scientists Demand Action / Repealing the ACA / DNA & the 4th

November 8, 2019

11/8/19 Thinking Progressive Progress Report discussing:

- 11,000 Scientists Demand Climate Action
- Trump's attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act
- DNA and the 4th Amendment
- Billionaire Bill’s Lame Politics

 

Thinking Progressive #14 - Designing An American Social Credit Score

Thinking Progressive #14 - Designing An American Social Credit Score

November 5, 2019

You may hear "social credit score" and think dystopia, but is there another way? Learning from China's experiment we can imagine a better program for the American people. An American social credit score could be a direct pathway to empower millions within the United States.

The Progress Report 11/1/19 - Testimony, Trials, and Technology

The Progress Report 11/1/19 - Testimony, Trials, and Technology

November 1, 2019

11/1/19 Thinking Progressive Progress Report
- Reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
- The Tragedy of Katie Hill
- Examining the decline of Christianity in the US
- Genetically modified food breakthroughs

Thinking Progressive #13 - Constitutional Criticisms & Alternatives

Thinking Progressive #13 - Constitutional Criticisms & Alternatives

October 29, 2019

In this episode, we’ll discuss the American Constitution from three different perspectives. It's a critique of strict adherence to our existing constitution, an exploration of the concept of evolving constitutions, and an imagining of alternatives such as generational constitutions.

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