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A series of conversations (some not-so-mindless Chatter if you will) with thought leaders, politicians, YouTubers, academics, authors, and more. We discuss everything from politics and economics to society and culture. Chatter is a podcast from https://www.thejist.co.uk, hosted by Josh Hamilton.

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A series of conversations (some not-so-mindless Chatter if you will) with thought leaders, politicians, YouTubers, academics, authors, and more. We discuss everything from politics and economics to society and culture. Chatter is a podcast from https://www.thejist.co.uk, hosted by Josh Hamilton.

    #199 - Paul Fritjers: Lockdowns, Science, And The Great Covid Panic

    #199 - Paul Fritjers: Lockdowns, Science, And The Great Covid Panic

    A lot of the discussion about an inquiry into the covid response has been, in my view, poorly framed. There are massive lessons to be learned from this pandemic, but I believe that a huge segment of this is being ignored - what the cost of lockdowns will be and has already been. For this reason I spoke to wellbeing economist Paul Fritjers, co-author of the book The Great Covid Panic, who believes that the cost of lockdowns outweighs the benefits 50:1 on a broad societal scale. This can be a difficult topic to explore without sounding callous, that is never my intention, but if the costs are really this great, I believe we have to understand them before we apply the same policy again. 
    Paul Frijters is a Professor of Wellbeing Economics at the London School of Economics: from 2016-nov 2019 at the Center for Economic Performance, thereafter at the Department of Social Policy. He completed his Masters in Econometrics at the University of Groningen, including a seven-month stay in Durban, South Africa before completing a PhD through the University of Amsterdam. He has also engaged in teaching and research at the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, QUT, UQ, and now the LSE. 
    Professor Fritjers specializes in applied micro-econometrics, including labor, happiness, and health economics, though he has also worked on pure theoretical topics in macro and micro fields. His main area of interest is in analyzing how socio-economic variables affect the human life experience and the "unanswerable" economic mysteries in life.
    Resources
    Play Politics and War Free Here - https://politicsandwar.com 
    The Great Covid Panic: What Happened, Why, and What To Do Next - https://amzn.to/3AHuhce 
    https://www.iza.org/person/931/paul-frijters 
    https://www.lse.ac.uk/social-policy/people/Emeritus-Visiting/professor-paul-frijters 
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    Chatter #198 - Tim Weninger On Reddit, GameStop, And The Hive Mind Of The Internet

    Chatter #198 - Tim Weninger On Reddit, GameStop, And The Hive Mind Of The Internet

    Throughout the entire GameStop saga, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the idea of a hive mind. I’ve dedicated an entire chapter in my forthcoming book to this idea and I wanted to get Tim’s perspective. I first came across his work on hive minds when I saw his Ted Talk, “Changing the hive mind -- How social media manipulation affects everything”. In it he explores how even a single like can influence huge amounts of people if done at the right time! We talked through social media manipulation, the idea of hive minds on the internet - especially in relation to the Superstonk apes and the GameStop saga, the separation between the online and offline world, and much more.
     
    Tim Weninger is the Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Associate Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. His research is in machine learning, network science and social media. He’s interested in uncovering how humans consume and curate information. Tim has done work on the Center for Network and Data Science, the Pulte Institute for Global Development, and the Technology Ethics Center.
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    Links
    https://twitter.com/tim_weninger 
    https://tedx2014.nd.edu/speakers-2/tim-weninger/
    Changing the hive mind -- How social media manipulation affects everything - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVsz5xFd3qU 
    https://timwen

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #197 - Magic Man London On Magic, Performance and Psychology

    #197 - Magic Man London On Magic, Performance and Psychology

    Magic Man London was my guest on today's show. David showed me some incredible tricks on camera - I cannot work out how he made this happen. He keeps finding my card!!! We spoke about counting cards in black jack, how he took handcuffs from a policewoman, and throwing cards through the window of a London pub. 
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    Magic Man London - https://www.instagram.com/magicmanlondon/ 

    • 1 hr 15 min
    #196 - Lawyer Of The Apes: Taking Citadel And Robinhood To Court

    #196 - Lawyer Of The Apes: Taking Citadel And Robinhood To Court

    Today I am speaking to the Lawyer of the Apes about GameStop and the lawsuit against Citadel and Robinhood. We wanted to walk through the court case, the response from Citadel, and what we can expect to happen over the next few months!
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #195 - Robert Palmer: Pandora Papers And The Offshore World

    #195 - Robert Palmer: Pandora Papers And The Offshore World

    One of the biggest stories of the year is the release of the Pandora Papers, whilst we may still be at the beginning of the releases, there is already a lot of stories catching the headlines so I thought it was a great chance to talk about the offshore world and tax evasion more broadly. Joining me today to talk about the Pandora Papers and more is Robert Palmer from Tax Justice UK. 
    The Pandora Papers is a leak of almost 12 million documents and files exposing the secret wealth and dealings of world leaders, politicians and billionaires. The data was obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington DC and has led to one of the biggest ever global investigations. More than 600 journalists from 117 countries have looked at the hidden fortunes of some of the most powerful people on the planet. BBC Panorama and the Guardian have led the investigation in the UK.
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    Resources 
    https://www.icij.org/investigations/pandora-papers/ 
    https://www.taxjustice.uk/our-approach.html 
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58780559 
    https://declassifieduk.org/while-media-focuses-on-russian-money-uk-ministers-allow-gulf-tyrannies-to-invest-140bn-in-britain/ 
     
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    Chatter #194 [Live] - Chris Martenson On Institutional Collapse and Disaster Capitalism

    Chatter #194 [Live] - Chris Martenson On Institutional Collapse and Disaster Capitalism

    On this episode of Chatter I am speaking to Chris Martenson. I have been paying more and more attention to Chris's channel Peak Prosperity as one of the best places to find calm analysis of the current state of the world. In this episode I wanted to speak to Chris about whether our institutions are failing, how we can reimagine our current system, whether capitalism is doomed, and why our response to covid was so bad.
    Chris (PhD) is an economic researcher and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion, and co-founder of PeakProsperity.com (along with Adam Taggart). As one of the early econobloggers who forecasted the housing market collapse and stock market correction years in advance, Chris rose to prominence with the launch of his seminal video seminar: The Crash Course which has also been published in book form (Wiley, March 2011). It’s a popular and extremely well-regarded distillation of the interconnected forces in the Economy, Energy and the Environment (the “Three Es” as Chris calls them) that are shaping the future, one that will be defined by increasing challenges to growth as we have known it. In addition to the analysis and commentary he writes for his site PeakProsperity.com, Chris’ insights are in high demand by the media as well as academic, civic and private organizations around the world, including institutions such as the UN, the UK House of Commons and US State Legislatures.
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    ***RESOURCES***
    https://www.peakprosperity.com/about/  
    https://odysee.com/@Chris_Martenson:2 

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