The Poetic Principle as a Force of Universal History

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, Gerald Therrien addresses the question of morality’s relationship with creative genius and how this uniquely human power allows us to translate discoveries of human nature and the universe into new forms of action and artistry that both elevates our culture while extending the influence of a mortal life infinitely…

Escaping the Brave New World Podcast: Creativity and Brainwashing

How did western civilization lose its connections to the historic moral and philosophical traditions that had imbued it with a love of progress, a respect for the past and sacrifice for the future for centuries? In this discussion between the New Lyre Podcast host David Gosselin and RTF director Matthew Ehret, this question is unpacked…

Escaping the Brave New World: Defeating the Culture of Zeus

This week, the New Lyre Podcast’s David Gosselin sat down with RTF’s Matthew Ehret in order to discuss the important matter of art, science and politics. It is taken as self-evident that humanity transmits its ideas, discoveries and passions across countless generations via the power of culture. But what is this thing called “culture” and…

Conceptualizing Humanity’s Long Term Survival: Open vs. Closed Systems

During this March 2, 2021 lecture to a class at the Moscow National Research Nuclear University hosted by Dr. Edward Lozansky, the Rising Tide Foundation’s Matt Ehret introduces the two opposing options for conceptualizing systems both in general terms and with concrete examples in human economics. Whether we choose to assume that boundaries to our…

The Stupidity of Artificial Intelligence (RTF Lecture)

During this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, the history of Artificial Intelligence is examined from the 19th century to the present as the following questions are posed: 1) Is it truly possible to replicate the full spectrum of human mentation with “machine learning” as is popularly presumed today? 2) What are the positive roles for computer…

A Mission for Africa: Past, Present and Future

By Nicholas Jones This article was written in conjunction with a lecture which is available here. Africa is a continent of enormous potential, cultural wealth and with the worlds youngest population, it is simply bursting at the seams for much needed development in all sectors of society. Take Ghana as a shining example: Since the…

Ellen Brown and Matt Ehret Discuss Economic Warfare and the American Banking System

Ellen Brown (Founder of the Public Banking Institute, and author of Web of Debt)¬†and the Rising Tide Foundation’s Matt Ehret discuss American System of Political Economy, geopolitics and the nature of economic warfare. During this interview, Ellen and Matthew discussed the false polarization of Top Down (Keynesian) vs Bottom Up (Austrian School) thinking which has…