Kerry Baldwin joins us to discuss "thinking well," what that means, why it is so important to think well - especially in times of global instability, and the dynamics behind purposeful human action. Instinct - as Kerry points out - is not a form of thinking through a situation, it is merely the initial reaction to an issue. When groups or collectives of individuals begin to make instinctual decisions rather than reasoning before acting, they are not behaving in a purposeful way. How should we as actors in the world go about making decisions in a high-stake situation? Risk can make us panic, but at that moment the best thing we can do is critically analyze the situation before making a final decision; however, as we discuss, these skills are developed over time. This is why Kerry started Mere Liberty - to help individuals of any age create better thinking habits; and therefore thinking for themselves more.
Today entrepreneur, Mississippi State Rep, and founder of the Bomgar corporation (now called BeyondTrust) Joel Bomgar discusses Prospera, a consulting firm establishing sustainable and profitable economic hubs in Honduras. Joel shows how good governance can be linked to prosperity, and why even liberty-minded people should not be scared of the word "governance."