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Things I Think About

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Speaking freely and questioning everything, Jim Stroud opines and interviews experts on curious and controversial topics. For more great content, follow his blog at Support this podcast:

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Why is America the world's police force?

Should America be the world's policeman? Some say yes because with great power comes great responsibility. Others say no, believing instead that we should clean up our own backyard first. This debate has been going on for decades with no clear winner. Recently however, someone has pondered this debate with a fresh perspective. And that person is today's guest - Seth Radwelll

Some of what we talked about:

  • Countries envy us but they won't change their policies! Why? 
  • Why is Democracy not winning the hearts and minds of the world?
  • What does populism mean now and historically? 
  • Can we ever return to a polite discourse? 
  • 77% of Americans belong to the exhausted majority? What's that?
  • Will there ever be a viable third party in America? 
  • What is multi-choice voting? Would that ever work in America?
  • Term limits: Pipe dream or eventual reality?
  • Pros & Cons: Representative democracies verses elite governments

All this and more. Tune in for some brain candy comprised of politics, history and humor. 


SETH DAVID RADWELL is an internationally known business executive and thought leader in consumer marketing. He most recently served as CEO of The Proactiv Company, the leading skincare brand for acne; as President & Chief Revenue Officer of Guthy-Renker, the worldwide direct-to-consumer beauty company. He previously served as President of e-Scholastic, the digital arm of the global children’s publishing and education company, and as President of Bookspan/Bertelsmann. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Columbia College, Columbia University.

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