8 episodes

Our mission: To re-engineer American government and institutions by going back to first principles. Your government has failed you, but don't give up hope. The founding fathers created a new form of government and engineered institutions that set the stage for the 19th and 20th centuries. We must do the same, together, if we're to survive the 21st.

The American Upgrade Project The American Upgrade Project

    • Government

Our mission: To re-engineer American government and institutions by going back to first principles. Your government has failed you, but don't give up hope. The founding fathers created a new form of government and engineered institutions that set the stage for the 19th and 20th centuries. We must do the same, together, if we're to survive the 21st.

    08 - Healthcare - First Principles

    08 - Healthcare - First Principles

    Our mission: To engineer a better government and society by going back to first principles. 

    We use aliases to keep it anonymous as:
    1. It's a show about ideas + dialectic, not ego.
    2. We wouldn't want to feel constrained from delving into controversial territory for fear of losing our day jobs.


    I go by 'badger' 🦡 and my co-host goes by 'fox' 🦊.


    In this episode: fox follows up on last week's episode with JChao and then we delve into healthcare in America. We view healthcare reform as a foundation to fixing many of our problems in the U.S.A. If you want to make America strong, we must take care of our own. America IS Americans. If we're strong, it's strong. No man left behind!

    Reach out with questions, comments, and guest recommendations! 🇺🇸

    Twitter: @usaupgrade
    Email: podcast@theamericanupgradeproject.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    07 - Government - JChao

    07 - Government - JChao

    Our mission: To engineer a better government and society by going back to first principles. 

    We use aliases to keep it anonymous as:
    1. It's a show about ideas + dialectic, not ego.
    2. We wouldn't want to feel constrained from delving into controversial territory for fear of losing our day jobs.


    I go by 'badger' 🦡 and my co-host goes by 'fox' 🦊.


    In this episode: we discuss the current iteration of the U.S. government with the great JChao! JChao is a Political Science and International Relations major who streams about politics on Twitch. We cover some potential first principles for improving its functionality, and argue over the scope of the changes that need to be made to fix America! Lively debate ensues. 😃

    We all had a really great time! It's good that people have different perspectives. Would be a boring place if we all thought exactly the same. 

    You can find JChao @JChaoLive on Twitter or elswhere at https://allmylinks.com/jchao. Check him out! 


    Reach out with questions, comments, and guest recommendations! 🇺🇸

    Twitter: @usaupgrade
    Email: podcast@theamericanupgradeproject.com

    • 1 hr 27 min
    06 - Science - First Principles

    06 - Science - First Principles

    Our mission: To engineer a better government and society by going back to first principles. 

    We use aliases to keep it anonymous as:
    1. It's a show about ideas + dialectic, not ego.
    2. We wouldn't want to feel constrained from delving into controversial territory for fear of losing our day jobs.


    I go by 'badger' 🦡 and my co-host goes by 'fox' 🦊.


    In this episode: we talk about SCIENCE and some of the major issues surrounding the scientific process in American society -- namely the replication crisis, funding, and incentives for non-profitable but essential endevours, like developing new antibiotics.

    Reach out with questions, comments, and guest recommendations! 🇺🇸

    Twitter: @usaupgrade
    Email: podcast@theamericanupgradeproject.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    05 - Current Events - FTX

    05 - Current Events - FTX

    Our mission: To engineer a better government and society by going back to first principles. 

    We use aliases to keep it anonymous as:
    1. It's a show about ideas + dialectic, not ego.
    2. We wouldn't want to feel constrained from delving into controversial territory for fear of losing our day jobs.


    I go by 'badger' 🦡 and my co-host goes by 'fox' 🦊.

    In this episode: we take a little detour to discuss the FTX fiasco as well as our take on the downfall of Sam "Bank Fraud" Bankman-Fried.

    Reach out with questions, comments, and guest recommendations! 🇺🇸

    Twitter: @usaupgrade
    Email: podcast@theamericanupgradeproject.com

    • 49 min
    04 - Homelessness - First Principles

    04 - Homelessness - First Principles

    Our mission: To engineer a better government and society by going back to first principles. 

    We use aliases to keep it anonymous as:
    1. It's a show about ideas + dialectic, not ego.
    2. We wouldn't want to feel constrained from delving into controversial territory for fear of losing our day jobs.
    I go by 'badger' 🦡 and my co-host goes by 'fox' 🦊.


    In this episode: homelessness is a big problem in the richest nation in the history of the world. What an odd thing to read, right?

    Is homelessness a symptom of larger, systemic issues that span many areas of American life? The Badger and the Fox elevate the conversation around homelessness, identify the main causes, and lay out a first pass at some solutions.

    Reach out with questions, comments, and guest recommendations! 🇺🇸

    Twitter: @usaupgrade
    Email: podcast@theamericanupgradeproject.com

    • 51 min
    03 - The Stock Market - First Principles

    03 - The Stock Market - First Principles

    Our mission: To engineer a better government and society by going back to first principles. 

    We use aliases to keep it anonymous as:
    1. It's a show about ideas + dialectic, not ego.
    2. We wouldn't want to feel constrained from delving into controversial territory for fear of losing our day jobs.
    I go by 'badger' 🦡 and my co-host goes by 'fox' 🦊.


    In this episode: how to fix the stock market! What works well and what... does not. 

    We lay out some first principles that might guide our thinking going forward, along with some tweaks and adjustments that could drastically change the way we all invest. We also talk about corporate incentives, compensation committees, and the economic tools of government. 

    Reach out with questions, comments, and guest recommendations! 🇺🇸

    Twitter: @usaupgrade
    Email: podcast@theamericanupgradeproject.com

    • 1 hr 12 min

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