Ep. 617: Jim Cunigan – Hubris + Public Policy, From Psychiatry to Eugenics
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Jim is a clinical psychiatrist, a libertarian, and a School Sucks listener. At the Midwest Peace …
Jim described the motivation behind the presentation: "part of it is that I do have some morbid fascination with some darker elements of history, especially when they overlap with medicine in some way. Also, while I didn’t emphasize this point, because I was preaching to the choir, I like highlighting examples of when government action resulted in something monstrous. I’ve seen people sincerely argue that capitalism created chattel slavery and the government ended it. It was a law! Eugenic sterilization was starting to be of less interest in some circles, until it got SCOTUS approval, and then it exploded. Most people in our circles understand a clear distinction between legality and morality, but it seems that for many people these ideas overlap a great deal."
We’ll discuss that history along with an exploration of the psychiatric field from the inside out.
Recorded on Sunday June 23rd at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest.
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