Episode 1 – What is Rational Romanticism?

We’re pleased to announce the Rational Romantics SuperCast, beginning with episode 1 above. We’ve already filmed a couple more that we’re learning to piece together, but they only get better from here. This still might serve as a good starting place...

God and the Problem of the Automaker

As long as people have been free to question religion, the “problem of evil” (wikipedia link) has been debated countless times, rarely with any productive outcome on either side. The problem  is expressed most simply by the ancient Greek philosopher...

On True Independence: Democracy ≠ Freedom

This Independence Day we will celebrate liberty, freedom, and democracy, even as our democracy threatens the ideals of freedom and liberty across the country. It is perhaps fitting that on the eve of the United States’ Independence Day celebration Egypt hurtles...

On the Rise of American Anti-Capitalism

A recent popular article by Don Fitz from Washington University embodies this approach to capitalism.  In the post, titled “Inside the Psychology of the 1%,” Fitz says some of the following about capitalism: “Why then, is having more money at a give...

Can Money Actually Buy Happiness?

“Money can’t buy happiness,” or so the saying goes. What, then, are we to make of the barrage of articles like these: The New York Times: “If You’ve Got the Money, Honey, You May Be a Little Bit Happier“ The Wall Street Journal:...