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Growing up in South Africa as the son of a prominent anti-apartheid activist, Simon Chadwick has firsthand experience of living in a totalitarian society. Under these circumstances, Simon became very familiar with the tactics employed by politicians to suppress opposition, oppress large segments of the population, and engineer society to their own advantage.
After progressing through his career and moving to the United States over twenty-eight years ago, he increasingly noticed distinct and unnerving parallels to his early upbringing in the way U.S. politics were unfolding.
Simon’s academic background is rooted in politics—having earned a Master’s degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University—but his career has been in market and social research. For eighteen years, he was a corporate CEO and never earning more than six times the wage of his average staff member. Simon is an entrepreneur who has led two national trade associations and has been editor-in-chief of a global trade magazine for the last ten years.
Simon recently authored his book called For the People: A Citizen's Manifesto to Shaping Our Nation's Future that offers fascinating historical and cultural context, and clear, positive advice for how our country, culture, and government can move toward democratic libertarianism, self-actualization, and ultimate satisfaction.What We Discuss With Simon Chadwick In This Episode
- What it was like to grow up as a white person in South Africa
- The differences and similarities among different societies
- Why he wrote the book/manifesto “For The People”
- The indecent role money plays in politics
- The government’s role in our society
- Defining self-interest
- Understanding the different narratives of people
Episode Show Notes: https://tinyurl.com/y3ceo3xg