Given all the dysfunction, ineptitude, profligacy, venality, shortsightedness, and unscrupulousness with which our political institutions are rife, we have to ask ourselves: is government necessary? Can we get along just as well without it? In this episode, the first in a series on the “Great Ideas”, we address the question in a dispassionate, philosophical way. This series is inspired by the work of Mortimer Adler, one of America’s foremost public intellectuals and educators with whose countless works, you’d do well to spend some time. What do you think? Is government necessary? Comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your response! This podcast is available on my YouTube channel, (Finneran's Wake) as well. For mindfulness, meditation, and wellness, visit my sister channel, Pneuma by Daniel Finneran.