Fri, 23 November 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Diana Butler Bass, Ph.D. in religious studies and award-winning author of 10 books including her newest, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. The two dive in to why being grateful is important, both for the community and the individual. Diana explains the 4 dispositions of gratitude and the health benefits that come from being grateful.
[2:37] Gratitude actually makes you healthier
[7:56] Gratitude functions out of our higher brain, whereas fear functions out of our primal brain. It also helps things in you physically like blood pressure
[11:00] The world has changed and we need to stop acting solely from our fear instincts
[11:59 The 4 dispositions of gratitude
[16:28] Play isn't just about competition, it's about appreciation, movement, and celebration. Ritual celebrations of thanksgiving are important parts of our culture
Fri, 2 November 2018
Jason Hartman talks with Scott Shay, co-found of Signature Bank and author of In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism, about the dangers of our society becoming more cash averse, the degradation of ethics and character, and how we can reverse the course our nation is still on that idolizes money and power.
[1:53] Even after everything we went through in the Great Recession, the banking industry is more consolidated now than it's ever been
[4:43] 60% of bank mergers result in a destruction of bank value
[8:53] The history and purpose of Glass-Steagall
[11:39] Our society is becoming more and more cash averse; what does this mean for us moving forward?
[14:52] There's a degradation of ethics and character today
[19:33] How do we fix our current idolatry of money and power?
[24:08] How Adam Smith and Chapter 19 of Leviticus are similar