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Government Spending, Brain Filtering, Unified Parenting

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Jan 19, 2017
  • 02:28:27

We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (19:47) Edward D. Kleinbard is The Ivadelle and Theodore Johnson Professor of Law and Business at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law, and a Fellow at The Century Foundation. He is the author of a book, We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money. Today, inequality in America is becoming a hereditary gene.  How can we correct this?  The answer is institutionalized empathy.   Edward D. Kleinbard shares ideas on how the government can spend our money better by approaching policy making with empathy. Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness? (1:08:42) Dr. Marjorie Hines Woollacott has been a neuroscience professor at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for almost four. She also has a master’s degree in Asian studies, which she began on a teaching sabbatical and completed at the UO while a full-time professor.  Her master’s thesis was the foundation for her latest book, Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind, which is both a scientist’s memoir and a research survey on human consciousness. As a neuroscientist, Marjorie Woollacott had no doubts that the brain was a purely physical entity controlled by chemicals and electrical pulses. When she experimented with meditation for the first time, however, her entire world changed. Woollacott’s journey through years of meditation has made her question the reality she built her career upon and has forced her to ask what human consciousness really is.  Caitlin Thomas - What is Retro? (1:34:28) Have you ever talked with someone of a younger generation than you and heard them talk about “vintage” clothing and “retro furniture?” Cause, you know, I have. In fact, I hear it all the time at the office. Well, Caitlin Thomas has heard that a lot too and has always wondered how certain things become “retro.” So, she is here with us this morning to talk more about the topic and maybe get her questions answered.  Parenting on the Same Page (1:57:03) Heather Johnson, M.S., has been an adjunct faculty member at Brigham Young University for nearly 10 years. She is passionate about teaching students the principles behind successful families and the importance of families spending time together. Heather talks with Dr. Matt about how to be unified in your approach to parenting. Show More...

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