Matt Kibbe sits down with P.J. O’Rourke, author of “A Cry from the Far Middle,” to talk about the polarization of 21st-century America. O’Rourke’s brand of commonsense centrism holds that it’s bad to give anyone too much power, especially the government, but that we’ve lost these basic truths as we spend more time on social media playing politics as a team sport. The problems that George Orwell warned us about have ultimately become self-inflicted, but that also means that we can reverse them if we put our minds to it.
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23:38 although governments and their proponents typically don’t know everything and shouldn’t have the power to arrange the environment in which we all live AI is rapidly making it possible for governments to control every greater parts of social life as we can see currently happening with the social credits scheme in China. How do libertarians counter this very real threat?