At Steel on Steel, we look at economics, politics, and religion from a worldview perspective. When looking at law and the financial markets, one needs to include both political and religious analysis for a more complete picture. Joining us today is Richard Reinsch (lawliberty.org), Editor of Law & Liberty. Many on the Left say that capitalist markets have failed and need government intervention to survive. They inject their own subjective morality onto law and the markets to justify that change. But history will tell us that the free markets and the system of law that we established in the West came about as a result of the application of Biblical principles. That's why our laws have been fair and our markets have been free.
Where does cancel culture lead? In today's podcast, John looks at the history of revolutions, the events that led up to them – including different iterations of cancel culture – and the reason why they succeed or fail. Logic and reason play a big part. If logic and reason move forward decoupled from God, revolutions always fail. America's revolution coupled logic and reason with morality and we are still here. Basing a government on morals allows more controls on government and more freedoms to the people. That's why cancel culture, which is absent from morality, has never worked, cannot work now, and will never work.