By Sutherland Institute: Free Markets, Civil Society and Federalism
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Each week, Boyd Matheson of Sutherland Institute shares his thoughts on current policy and politics, with a special focus on the topics of utmost importance: the principle matters of our time. Sutherland Institute is an advocate for empowering principles, elevated dialogue and enlightened public policy advancing free markets, civil society and federalism. Running since 2010, Sutherland’s radio commentaries are broadcast on radio stations across the country.
||CleanGood enough isn’t good enough||History is filled with once-thriving companies, communities and even countries that decided good enough was good enough. Today, the endless pursuit of maintaining the status quo of “good enough” works well for Washington politicians and insiders,||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to tell when the light of a new day has come||The year 2016 was a year of derisive and demeaning rhetoric and dire predictions. It truly was a dark night of division for America. There is a critical need in our nation for all of us to let go of the darkness of the past and look to the light of a n...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSacred idleness||George McDonald, a Scotsman born in 1824, captured the challenges, pressure and pace of our modern society when he said, “Work is not always required of men and women. There is such a thing as sacred idleness,||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNever underestimate the power of doing good||The true measure of a person’s life is in direct proportion to the lasting impact and influence they have on others. John Wesley said, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can,||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRediscover reverence in the world around us and find meaning||People who are losing the capacity to feel awe and reverence are in danger of losing a great deal more. As a society we have lost much when it comes to reverence over the last several decades, especially over the past year.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Twinkies won’t nourish the nation||In an 1857 address on education, John Taylor described a conversation he had with a man in Paris, France, about educational and religious matters. Taylor compared the European approach to a particular French pastry which he described as a very light ca...||12/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWashington was right about moving on||In the Broadway sensation Hamilton, the song “One Last Time” features President George Washington informing Alexander Hamilton that he will not run for a third term. Despite Hamilton’s pleading that that the father of the nation was simply irreplace||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreeting your day with love and thanksgiving||Several years ago I had the chance to assist my mother-in-law, Joan Casper, in preparing her biography for printing. She was a great woman with an even grander soul. Despite her tiny frame, she was a powerhouse and whirling dervish of a worker,||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding hope in a 1K Donut Run||This week I found hope and perspective in an unlikely spot – a 1K Donut Run. Yes you heard that right – I was inspired at a 1K Donut Run. The length of the run is perfect, especially for the out-of-shape and doughnut-hungry types like me. Even better,||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWe made it through the election – and now, let’s transform “what-ifs” into “what is”||Well, here we are – it is Wednesday. The election is over. Amazingly, the sun came up, the world kept spinning, and the American people got up to do what they always do – some went to school, some to work, and others stayed at home to care for young c||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|