Our guest on this week's episode of The RJ Moeller Show is author Christina Hoff Sommers.
Christina, a former philosophy professor who taught ethics, is probably best known for her critique of late-twentieth-century feminism. She is also known for her extensive writings, among them Who Stole Feminism? (Touchstone Books, 1995), The War Against Boys (Touchstone Books, 2001), One Nation Under Therapy (St. Martin's Press, 2005), and The Science on Women and Science (AEI Press, 2009). Her textbook, Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life, a bestseller in college ethics, is currently in its ninth edition. Her new book Freedom Feminism—Its Surprising History and Why it Matters Today will be published in spring 2013 by AEI Press. A new and revised version of The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies Are Harming our Young Men will be out in August 2013 (Simon and Schuster).
Her new book, Freedom Feminism, is a monograph released by Values & Capitalism and has an accompanying short YouTube video introducing viewers to "The Feminists Your Professors Never Told You About."
My guest this week on The RJ Moeller Show is AEI's own Josh Good.
Josh Good is the program manager for the Values & Capitalism initiative at AEI. Josh previously spent four years as a consultant at ICF International, where he worked on responsible fatherhood and healthy marriage initiatives, in partnership with TANF welfare officials. He also worked on a national public-private partnership that served ex-prisoners, in collaboration with congregations and businesses. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Covenant College and a master’s in Christianity and Culture from Harvard University, and he lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two children. His publications have appeared in National Review, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Times, Patheos, and Capital Commentary, and you can follow Josh on Twitter at @josh_good_.
Our guest this week on The RJ Moeller Show is journalist Sonny Bunch!
Sonny Bunch is managing editor of the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, he served as a staff writer at the Washington Times, an assistant editor at The Weekly Standard, and an editorial assistant at Roll Call. He has also worked at the public relations and nonprofit management firm Berman and Company. Sonny’s work has appeared in the above outlets, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the New Atlantis, Policy Review, and elsewhere. A 2004 graduate of the University of Virginia, Sonny lives in Washington, D.C.
Follow Sonny on Twitter at @SonnyBunch.
Our very special guest this week on The RJ Moeller Show is journalist Tim Carney!
Apart from being The Washington Examiner's Senior Political Columnist, Timothy P. Carney helps direct AEI’s Culture of Competition Project, which examines barriers to competition in all areas of American life, from the economy to the world of ideas. Carney has over a decade of experience as a journalist covering the intersection of politics and economics. His work at AEI focuses on how to reinvigorate a competitive culture in America in which all can reap the benefits of a fair economy.
You can follow Mr. Carney (no relation to Jay) on Twitter at @TPCarney!
Our guest this week on The RJ Moeller Show is Michael S. Greve, author of the new book from Values & Capitalism: The Constitution: Understanding America's Founding Document.
Michael S. Greve is a professor at George Mason University School of Law. From 2000 to August, 2012, Professor Greve was the John G. Searle Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he remains a visiting scholar. Before coming to AEI, Professor Greve cofounded and, from 1989 to 2000, directed the Center for Individual Rights, a public interest law firm. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in government from Cornell University, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Hamburg. Currently, Professor Greve also chairs the board of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and is a frequent contributor to the Liberty Law Blog.
Professor Greve has written extensively on many aspects of the American legal system. His publications include numerous law review articles and books, including most recently The Upside-Down Constitution (Harvard University Press, 2012).
Our special guest this week on The RJ Moeller Show is Mike Murphy!
Mr. Murphy is a long-time, well-respected political consultant who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He attended Georgetown for his graduate work before starting his own consulting firm. He has advised such politicians as John McCain, Mitt Romney and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Mike is a contributing columnist at Time Magazine and a regular member of the Sunday morning Meet The Press panel. In recent years, he's added "Hollywood writer/producer" to his impressive list of professional credits, and he's one of the most interesting cultural voices on the Center-Right.
Always lively, always informative, Mike Murphy can be found on Twitter at @MurphyMike!
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Our very special guest this week on The RJ Moeller Show is none other than the great Jonah Goldberg!
A bestselling author and columnist, Jonah Goldberg's nationally syndicated column appears regularly in scores of newspapers across the United States. He is also a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, a member of the board of contributors to USA Today, a contributor to Fox News, a contributing editor to National Review, and the founding editor of National Review Online. He was named by the Atlantic magazine as one of the top 50 political commentators in America. He has written on politics, media, and culture for a wide variety of publications and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. He is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Tyranny of Clichés (Sentinel HC, 2012) and Liberal Fascism (Doubleday, 2008). At AEI, Mr. Goldberg writes about political and cultural issues for American.com and the Enterprise Blog.
Our first guest this week on The RJ Moeller Show is Dr. Jay Richards!
Jay is the author of the best-selling book Indivisible, the director of the Discovery Institute's Center on Wealthy, Poverty and Morality in Seattle, and a Fellow at the Institute for Faith, Work and Economics in Washington D.C.
Dr. Richards recently debated social justice advocate and presidential adviser Jim Wallis, and we chat with him about the on-going conversation between religious Americans who are pro-free enterprise and those who favor increased government involvement in the fight against poverty.
In the second segment, RJ welcomes our old friend Caroline May of The Daily Caller. Ms. May has been tracking a few stories that involve welfare and entitlement spending at the state and federal level, and she joins the podcast to share some of what she's been able to dig up in recent weeks.
Our special guest this week on The RJ Moeller Show is Dr. Ed Noell, Chair of the Economics Department at Westmont College!
Dr. Noell has been teaching Economics at Westmont since 1986 and his particular interests include the economics of the ancient Mediterranean world and the intersection of Christianity and economic thought. He's done extensive studies on the writings of the Scholastics, Protestant Reformers, and Adam Smith on questions surrounding labor markets, economic justice, usury, property rights, exchange and economic growth. Professor Noell currently serve as both associate editor and book review editor of Faith and Economics and is active in the work of the Association of Christian Economists.
The reason we invited Dr. Noell to join the podcast this week coincides with the exciting release of a new book from Values & Capitalism: Economic Growth: Unleashing The Potential For Human Flourishing! In this book, three professors—Dr. Noell, Stephen L. S. Smith, and Bruce G. Webb—explore the benefits of growth and address common concerns regarding how growth impacts the poor, the environment and culture.
Our guest this week on The RJ Moeller Show is Dr. Stephen Smith of Gordon College!
Professor Smith is one of the co-authors of a new monograph from Values & Capitalism titled Economics Growth: Unleashing the Potential of Human Flourishing. In it, they make the case for economic growth and seek to equip readers to understand its moral dimensions and benefits. The book offers empirical evidence of the past two centuries regarding the relationship between growth and human well-being, greater global equality, environmental improvements and sustainability, and the potential for human flourishing.