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Unmasking the Bureaucracy: Philip Howard on the Administrative State
In this enlightening episode of The Vivek Show, host Vivek Ramaswamy, a prominent entrepreneur and author, engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Philip Howard, a noted lawyer and legal reformer. They delve into the concept of the administrative state and its implications on the American constitutional republic and capitalism. The duo explores the unchecked authority within the government bureaucracy, the obstacles to administrative reform, and the potential avenues for change, citing real-world examples and expert insights. Don't miss this riveting discussion as Ramaswamy and Howard bring to light the unseen power structures that govern us.--Donate here: https://t.co/PE1rfuVBmbFor more content follow me here:Twitter - @VivekGRamaswamyInstagram - @vivekgramaswamyFacebook - http://facebook.com/VivekGRamaswamyTruth Social - @VivekRamaswamyRumble - @VivekRamaswamy--00:00:00 - Introduction: the administrative state00:01:20 - Administrative state as a threat to capitalism00:02:21 - Philip Howard's perspective on government efficiency00:05:00 - The president's authority in disavowing civil service reform00:14:35 - Vivek's idea of changing the governing framework of a government agency00:16:05 - Howard on creating new institutions00:17:21 - Importance of judgment and decision-making in reform00:19:16 - Impact of public sector employee unions on reform00:22:38 - The process for firing government employees00:23:00 - The lack of control in the impasses panel00:25:20 - Howard's advice on establishing a framework for government.
Defining Freedom in 2023: Vivek & Dinesh D'Souza on Liberty, Culture, and Technology
Join Vivek as he engages in an enlightening conversation with prolific political commentator Dinesh D'Souza. Together, they dive deep into the challenges threatening liberty today, drawing parallels between Ronald Reagan's era and the present. From tackling the 'woke industrial complex' to proposing political expression as a protected class, they navigate complex political territory with aplomb. D'Souza, known for his incisive socio-political insights, eloquently expresses the impact of technology on today's generation and the need for adaptive policies. Vivek, an avid advocate for public education, appreciates D'Souza's focus on the 'why' behind policies and issues. Don't miss their riveting discussion on contemporary issues and the exploration of Reagan's spirit in today's context. Time-Codes:00:00:25 - Vivek on threats to liberty in the present age.00:01:49 - Vivek's take on political expression as a protected class.00:03:15 - The relevance of Reagan's spirit today.00:05:02 - Dinesh's commendation for Vivek's articulate arguments.00:07:41 - Praise for Vivek's clarity on sensitive issues.00:09:00 - The influence of Reagan's biography on Vivek.00:12:03 - Dinesh on Reagan's curiosity and valuation of ideas.00:14:00 - The importance of understanding the 'why' behind policies.00:14:56 - Dinesh's approach to content creation.00:16:11 - The impact of technology on the younger generation's curiosity.00:17:00 - Dinesh's work evolution to match the changing culture.00:19:20 - Vivek's analogy of Reagan's approach to policy adaptation.00:22:00 - Dinesh on the difference between writing a book and making a movie.00:24:00 - Reagan's approach to principles and pragmatism.00:25:00 - The relationship between culture and laws.00:28:00 - The importance of the president's cultural tone and leadership.00:29:55 - How Reagan challenged the bureaucratic embodiment of American idealism.00:32:17 - Vivek's concern about a potential civic deficit.00:33:00 - Vivek's radical proposal for voting age and civics test.
The Great Uprising with Vivek Ramaswamy | What Bitcoin Did with Peter McCormack
“Every species that becomes sentient and develops “When you tell people they cannot speak, that is when they scream. But when you tell people they cannot scream, that is when they tear things down.”— Vivek RamaswamyVivek Ramaswamy is an entrepreneur and author. In this interview, we discuss his thesis that social and political struggles are rooted in the rise of a managerial class dominating society at the expense of everyday citizens. We also talk about the need to revive a binding national identity, and how the social justice movement may be causing more harm than good.- - - -Public choice theory influenced a generation of conservatives around the world in the 1970s and 80s. In essence, the theory applied economic thinking to political behaviour. It undermined the notion of public interest: it was a nebulous irrelevance in relation to public policy as all individuals, including politicians and bureaucrats, work in their own self-interest.What resulted was the development of a managerial class that would be incentivized to achieve specific aims through monetary rewards. This class has grown since the 1980s to now represent, in some people’s views, an oversized controlling force within society. However, their decision-making is increasingly outside of the purview and influence of ordinary citizens.Vivek Ramaswamy believes this friction between managers and everyday people is at the root of the current social and political struggles within society. Exacerbating these tensions are increasing incidents of managers being coopted by elites to do their bidding, undermining constitutional norms. Vivek believes that we are now at a defining moment when the defining principles of political organisation need to be reviewed.The ideals and principles of the United States, as laid out in the constitution, became a unifying force around which a vibrant national identity was developed. This, until very recently, facilitated and supported American hegemony. But, in short order, that binding sense of a united vision has been replaced by factionalised ideologies that threaten the viability of the American experiment.The fundamental issue is that the notion of Americanism has been allowed to wither. Vivek believes that to combat China and meet the other great challenges of our age, America must find again a shared national identity that eclipses current partisan divisions. In essence, the US must retrace its steps before venturing forward.
Decentralizing Currency: Bitcoin's Potential Impact on Monetary Policy with Vijay Boyapati
In this episode, Vivek Ramaswamy and Vijay Boyapati discuss the current state of the Federal Reserve, the potential for reform, and the role of Bitcoin in the future of monetary policy. Boyapati, the author of "The Bullish Case for Bitcoin," provides a detailed explanation of Bitcoin's unique properties and potential to serve as a decentralized, finite currency that's not subject to manipulation by the Federal Reserve. The conversation also delves into the history of fiat money, the importance of a stable dollar for GDP growth, and the potential implications of Bitcoin for global trade, monetary policy, and individual freedom.Key Moments:[00:00] Vivek Ramaswamy opens the discussion with his perspective on the need for radical reform of the Federal Reserve.[01:49] Ramaswamy introduces the topic of Bitcoin as a leading alternative to the current financial system.[02:59] Vijay Boyapati begins to explain his perspective on Bitcoin, describing it as the greatest form of money that humankind has ever seen.[04:15] The history of central banks and the demonetization of gold in 1933.[06:02] The origins of Bitcoin and its solution to the Byzantine generals problem, a longstanding issue in computer science.[08:20] The potential implications of Bitcoin for global trade, monetary policy, and nation states.[11:20] Ramaswamy and Boyapati discuss the potential of Bitcoin to be included in a basket of commodities to stabilize the dollar.[13:32] Bitcoin's decentralization and immutability make it trustworthy and ideal for backing a nation's currency.[16:10] The potential for Bitcoin to provide an escape hatch for those dissatisfied with their nation's monetary policy.[18:42] Boyapati predicts that Bitcoin will win demand from other forms of money, such as fiat money, gold, government bonds, and real estate.
Revitalizing the American Economy with Oren Cass
In this episode of The Vivek Show, host Vivek Ramaswamy is joined by guest Oren Cass, an American public policy commentator, political advisor, and author. Cass, who played a key role in Mitt Romney's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns and serves as the executive director of American Compass. Together, they delve into a critical examination of the neoliberal conservative approach, discussing the need for a revised vision that emphasizes the common good over "market fundamentalism." Cass argues for a more balanced approach to trade policy, suggesting the necessity for public policy in safeguarding American liberty, prosperity, and the domestic industry. Through this engaging conversation, listeners can gain a fresh perspective on the role of government in economic regulation and the future of conservative ideology.--Donate here: https://t.co/PE1rfuVBmbFor more content follow me here:Twitter - @VivekGRamaswamyInstagram - @vivekgramaswamyFacebook - http://facebook.com/VivekGRamaswamyTruth Social - @VivekRamaswamyRumble - @VivekRamaswamy--00:00 - Vivek Ramaswamy introduces Oren Cass and the topic of the episode 02:40 - Discussion on the need for a shared national identity in conservatism 03:00 - Oren Cass talks about the necessity for a revised trade policy 04:40 - The shortcomings of the free trade consensus 05:00 - Ramaswamy asks Cass about specific policy changes needed 07:00 - Cass highlights the role of government in promoting domestic industry 07:04 - Discussing the lessons learned from China's mercantilism 10:00 - Concern over China's use of companies for non-economic agendas 12:00 - The need for a nuanced approach to decoupling from China 14:00 - Reference to Reagan's quotas on Japanese car imports 20:53 - Cass's argument for using markets as a tool 23:40 - Ramaswamy's view of the market as a just system for meritocratic allocation 26:00 - Distinction between conservative and liberal views on markets 28:26 - Cass and Ramaswamy discuss different visions of progressives and conservatives 31:00 - Examples where the conservative approach may not have worked 33:40 - Agreement to continue the discussion in future segments
Vivek Ramaswamy, a product of the American Dream, shares his journey from being a nerdy kid to becoming a biotech entrepreneur and founder of multi-billion-dollar companies. He faced challenges, but never saw hardship as victimhood. Instead, he found opportunities in adversity. After creating successful biotech companies that developed life-saving drugs, Vivek turned his attention to the rise of the ""woke cult"" and woke capitalism, writing best-selling books on these subjects.
Ramaswamy decided to take action and founded Strive Asset Management to compete with ESG-pushing asset management firms, urging companies to focus on making products and services for profit. Realizing the need for a cultural revival in America, he decided to run for US president. He aims to lead, not follow, and plans to use his podcast to open up the Overton window to discuss ideas that are currently seen as taboo, with the hope that these ideas will become mainstream in the future.