36 episodes

Discussing the absurdity of the modern world and how people behave in it, along with our takes on current culture, economics, politics and arts.

Modern Guil‪t‬ Modern Guilt

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Discussing the absurdity of the modern world and how people behave in it, along with our takes on current culture, economics, politics and arts.

    EP.34 THE P.O.C BRUSH AKA THE IDENTITY SHREDDER

    EP.34 THE P.O.C BRUSH AKA THE IDENTITY SHREDDER

    In this episode, the guys start off by touching on the recently imposed COVID lockdown in New Zealand, Valentine's day, and the legalisation of drugs for recreational and utilitarian use.

    Next, Damon discusses the recent New York Times hit piece on the blog, Slate Star Codex, which sought to undermine media content counter to mainstream narratives by making all-too-familiar accusations that the content is conducive to terrorism, the oppression of minority groups, and white supremacy.

    After this, the guys talk about how alternate forms of communication have been used in both the past and present in order to enforce uniformity amongst a diversity of unique cultural groups and centralise power.

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    LINKS
    Harold Innis's communications theories- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Innis%27s_communications_theories
    Valentine's Day in India- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day_in_India
    Bridgewater Hit- https://www.bridgewater.com/rob-copeland-of-the-wall-street-journal-again-intentionally-distorts-facts-about-bridgewater
    NYT employees' free speech- https://nypost.com/2021/02/13/new-york-times-employees-feel-they-cant-speak-freely-survey/
    Slate Star Codex on NYT- https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/statement-on-new-york-times-article
    NYT Slate Star Codex Hit- https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/technology/slate-star-codex-rationalists.html


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP.33 NIHILISM DEFENSE ULTRA

    EP.33 NIHILISM DEFENSE ULTRA

    In this episode, the guys start off by discussing a 2018 Vulture interview with music producer Quincy Jones and AOC's recent meltdown regarding her victim status relating to the Capitol Hill riots.

    Next, Hayden talks about draft legislation that would allow private companies to set up autonomous enclaves on undeveloped land in Nevada, in response to which Damon dives into some of the various, bizarre 'microstates' which exist in the world today.


    Following this, Hayden grapples with the bizarre article recently published by Time Magazine which describes what can be construed as a conspiracy amongst left-leaning and centrist institutions to ensure the 2020 US election results aligned with certain interests.

    Lastly, the guys weigh up the idea that Elon Musk might be a charlatan and dive into the history of his empire and his enormous success to date.


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    LINKS
    Quincy Jones interview- https://www.vulture.com/2018/02/quincy-jones-in-conversation.html
    Nevada autonomous zones- https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/537667-nevada-governor-touts-proposal-to-allow-tech-companies-to-create-local?rl=1
    Time Magazine on election conspiracy- https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/
    Australian microstate- https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/isnt-it-every-little-boys-dream-to-control-everybody/news-story/2cd2c567df9146fde9083af460bc202b
    Australian microstate 2- https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/north-shore/prince-of-wy-paul-delprat-loses-driveway-court-battle/news-story/45ed4e062cdeb539d51600d10529eec7
    Elon's Empire- https://www.economist.com/business/2016/10/22/countdown

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    EP.32 THE GAMESTOP REVOLUTION ATE ITSELF

    EP.32 THE GAMESTOP REVOLUTION ATE ITSELF

    In this episode, the guys discuss the recent stockmarket frenzy over Gamestop ($GME), the descent of retail investors into an ideology-driven paranoia, equality amongst market participants. Other topics include the co-opting of the anti-Wall Street social justice message for private gain, the insane creeping of partisanship into financial markets, the recent coup in Myanmar, and much more.


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    The Quants- https://www.pdfdrive.com/the-quants-how-a-new-breed-of-math-whizzes-conquered-wall-street-and-nearly-destroyed-it-e158639405.html
    Myanmar Coup- https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55902070
    Martin Shkreli on GME- https://www.reddit.com/r/MartinShkreli/comments/l9p2dz/shkreli_on_gme_131/
    Ryan Holiday on The Portal, the current cultural zeitgeist and the millennial victim complex- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/31-ryan-holiday-conspiracy-manipulation-other-pastimes/id1469999563?i=1000472441252

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    EP.31 EVERYTHING IS A CRISIS IF YOU LOOK AT IT THE RIGHT WAY

    EP.31 EVERYTHING IS A CRISIS IF YOU LOOK AT IT THE RIGHT WAY

    In this episode, the guys kick off by discussing the debate around Australia day and the contentious nature of national holidays in general.

    Next, Damon talks about a recent theory espoused by Michael Burry of 'The Big Short' fame, which suggests that due to worryingly illiquid passive stock holdings in many of the S&P500's smaller companies, we could be facing down an impending ETF bubble.

    After this, Hayden tells the story of Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma's recent disappearance in response to his criticisms of the Chinese Communist Party's moves to regulate China's booming tech and finance sectors.

    To wrap up, the guys speculate on the superpower status of the USA moving forwards, potential changes that could be implemented in order to slow or reverse its seemingly inevitable decline, and the possibility of an Asia-Pacific travel bubble.

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    Michael Burry on the ETF bubble
    The disappearance of Jack Ma
    Possible Asia-Pacific travel bubble

    • 1 hr 11 min
    EP.30 FAIL-SAFE OR FAILED STATE?

    EP.30 FAIL-SAFE OR FAILED STATE?

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    Hayden kicks off this episode with a brief history of Gaddafi-era Libya in order to contextualise a discussion of clashing narratives surrounding the failed-state status of what was once a prosperous case study for the realisation of post-colonial ambitions. 

    Following this, the guys address the embedded arrogance in Western intervention in the development and economic contexts, as well as the inherent contradictions within the Western conception of 'freedom'.

    Lastly, Damon gives his take on Chinese state media's criticism of COVID-19 vaccines being used by the West as political weapons, the shaky foundations of efficacy studies, and more.



    Links:
    China Global Times on Pfizer vaccine
    Dengue fever vaccine debacle
    Pfizer efficacy paper
    After Qaddafı: The Surprising Success of the New Libya
    The War and the Economy: The Gradual Destruction of Libya
    Everything You Need To Know About The Libyan Oil Industry

    • 1 hr 19 min
    EP.29 YOU CAN'T CENSOR WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE

    EP.29 YOU CAN'T CENSOR WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE

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    In this episode, the guys start off by discussing the recent chaos in Washington DC, the mass censorship response from big tech, and the possibility of the capitol hill attack being driven by pent up aggression.

    Next, Damon gives his take on docu-series All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace by director Adam Curtis, and its implications on systems theories, economic modeling, and social unrest.

    After this, Hayden explains the monopolisation of North American freight and oil distribution by railway factions and The Standard Oil Company in the late 19th century, as well as how this parallels the monopolisation of infrastructure for the distribution of political and cultural ideas in 2021.


    LINKS: 

    The Limits of Growth
    Alan Greenspan
    Oil and railway monopolisation in the 19th century USA
    Saturn Devouring his Son
    The Danger of Corporate Monopolies

    • 1 hr 7 min

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