Kresta in the Afternoon – June 25, 2019 – Hour 2

+  The First Church of Intersectionality

  • Description: Intersectionality has become a popular buzzword, especially in social justice circles. What is it? What are its virtues and limitations? We talk with Dr. Elizabeth Corey about the dangers of splitting society into smaller and smaller fragments.
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    • Dr. Elizabeth Corey
      Dr Elizabeth Corey is an associate professor of Political Science at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, where she also serves as director of the Honors Program. Her writing has appeared in First Things, The Atlantic, The Chronicle of Higher Education and National Affairs, as well as in a variety of scholarly journals. She received a bachelor’s in Classics from Oberlin College, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Art History and Political Science from Louisiana State University. She is the American Enterprise Institute’s Values and Capitalism Visiting Professor for the 2018-19.
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+  Why Machines Won't Replace Us (2 segments)

  • Description: New technologies are being developed at an incredible pace. Every time we turn around there is a new product or service – typically compatible with a smartphone – that purportedly serves to make our lives easier. But what do these technologies mean for the workforce? Will machines replace us? We talk with Dr. Jay Richards.
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    • Jay Richards
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    • Money, Greed, and God 10th Anniversary Edition: The Christian Case for Free Enterprise

      A prominent scholar reveals the surprising ways that capitalism is actually the best way to follow Jesus’s mandates to alleviate poverty and protect our earth. Christianity generally sees capitalism as either bad because it causes much of the world’s suffering, or good because God wants you to prosper and be rich. But there is a large, growing audience of evangelical and mainline Christians who are deeply uneasy about how to follow Jesus’s mandate to care for the poor and the environment while living with the excesses of capitalism. Now, a noted Christian scholar argues that there is a middle view that reveals Christianity cannot only accommodate capitalism, but Christian theology can help explain why capitalism works. By highlighting the most common myths committed by Christians when thinking about economics, such as “capitalism is based on greed and over consumption” or “if someone becomes rich that automatically means someone else will become poor,” Money, Guilt, and God equips readers to take practical steps in their own lives to conduct business, worship God, and serve others without falling into the “prosperity gospel” trap. (learn more)

    • The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work in an Age of Smart Machines

      Bestselling author and economist Jay W. Richards makes the definitive case for how the free market and individual responsibility can save the American Dream in an age of automation and mass disruption. For two and a half centuries, America has been held together by the belief that if you work hard and conduct yourself responsibly in this country, you will be able to prosper and leave a better life for your children. But over the past decade, that idea has come into crisis. A recession, the mass outsourcing of stable jobs, and a coming wave of automation that will replace millions of blue- and white-collar jobs alike have left many people worried that the game is rigged and that our best days are behind us. In this story-driven manifesto on the future of American work, Jay Richards argues that such thinking is counterproductive--making us more fragile, more dependent, and less equipped to succeed in a rapidly changing economy. If we're going to survive, we need a new model for how ordinary people can thrive in this age of mass disruption. Richards pulls back the curtain on what's really happening in our economy, dispatching myths about capitalism, greed, and upward mobility. And he tells the stories of how real individuals have begun to rebuild a culture of virtue, capitalizing on the skills that are most uniquely human: creativity, resilience, and empathy for the needs of others. Destined to take its place alongside classics like Economics in One LessonThe Human Advantage is the essential book for understanding the future of American work, and how each of us can make this era of staggering change work on our behalf. (learn more)

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