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Mixing a healthy blend of open-mindedness, research, humor, and a touch of nihilism, Markos and Adam explore the world.

The First Next Step Markos Papachristou and Adam Wilcox

    • News Commentary
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Mixing a healthy blend of open-mindedness, research, humor, and a touch of nihilism, Markos and Adam explore the world.

    Ep030 - The Fallible Memory

    Ep030 - The Fallible Memory

    Timi from The Mind Wanderers Podcast joins TFNS to talk about how the memory works, or doesn't. We also learn how to remember 4,000 plus digits in order.
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    https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/10-brain-myths.htm
     
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    MEMORIES [Adam]
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory
    https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/memories-are-made-of-this-two-proteins
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FMR1
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    THE MEMORY PALACE [Timi]
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130804144503.htm
    https://www.worldmemorychampionships.com/the-origins-of-the-method-of-loci/
    https://www.popsci.com/what-is-muscle-memory/
     
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    ALCOHOL AND MEMORY [Adam]
    https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh27-2/186-196.htm
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    Ep029 - International Unrest

    Ep029 - International Unrest

    Lawrence Jones helps us unwrap the international aspects, historical context, and media affects of the current push towards racial and systemic justice.
     
    https://twitter.com/TheFirstNextSt1
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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_Spengler?fbclid=IwAR3qJfhw3XjPUYAwwoSkd-ehNdBWvdSNxqJfnh0TRR3QXhlVN1mSOGFFh_s
     
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_End_of_History_and_the_Last_Man?fbclid=IwAR0XPilOP3mxF-1lUfeD4CBUwgACx7ARcHuqkrwEsOeC0QCGHn43o9OftuU
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIfL59aLGPo
     
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    https://www.cleveland.com/news/2020/06/hysteria-in-chagrin-falls-over-george-floyd-protest-exposes-troubling-mindset-of-white-america.html
     
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    In Solidarity

    In Solidarity

    [Adam]
    Inlight of everything that’s happening, we’re not going to be doing a full episode this week, but we did want to say a few things:
    We want to extend our condolences to the family of George Floyd, and all victims of police brutality and their families. We stand in solidarity with the black community, and stand against the unjust, extrajudicial killings of American citizens by a heavily militarized police force.
     
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    We really want to discuss this in detail and we do have a few guests we want to bring on who can give us first hand accounts and add their voices to this conversation.
     
    [Adam]
    But we don’t want to just “add to the noise” what the two of us have to say isn’t anything new, bold or unique right now, so we’re stepping aside. We promise to bring some voices to the discussion soon, but any attempt to talk about it without those voices just doesn't feel appropriate.
     
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    But we do have ideas on changes that can be made that we do want to add to the conversation, but we believe that at this moment, it’s best to step aside. When the proverbial dust settles, we’ll be ready to share ideas and we hope they will spur discussion and thought on making this world a better place for all.



    [Adam]
    I would like to say one last thing. If you are white, and you are angry, do not let that anger subside with the arrest of these four cops. That is not the end. We all need to listen, and learn, and move forward as a community. Please be safe.
     
    Our friend Mohan Dasabey gives us all some insight. Please listen for a minute.

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    Ep028 - Universal Healthcare

    Ep028 - Universal Healthcare

    Mitch Zofka joins TFNS to talk about universal healthcare. As an industry professional, business owner, and stand-up comedian, you can be sure to come away with some great insights from this week's guest.
     
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    FRANCE KEEPS COSTS LOW
    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92419273
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care_in_France
     
     
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    SINGLE PAYER SYSTEM TO SAVE 600 BILLION A YEAR
    https://www.businessinsider.com/single-payer-system-could-save-us-massive-administrative-costs-2020-1
    https://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/2758511/health-care-administrative-costs-united-states-canada-2017
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    And now, palliative care becomes even more important
     
    https://freakonomics.com/podcast-tag/end-of-life-care/
     
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    TFNTake - 010

    TFNTake - 010

    Lawrence Jones is back to talk China and Tesla with Markos and Adam. How deep are we? Let us dive in...

    -https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-poland/police-use-tear-gas-on-polish-protestors-demanding-businesses-reopen-idUSKBN22S0T0
    - https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/temporary-limitations
     
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52687448
     
     https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/15/856785115/germany-europes-largest-economy-enters-recession-due-to-coronavirus?t=1589659964897
     
    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/14/uk/united-kingdom-divided-approach-coronavirus-intl-gbr/index.html 
     
     
     
    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/families-americans-detained-venezuela-failed-raid-plead/story?id=70688793
    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/5/coup-venezuela-united-states-maduro-guaido
    https://www.vox.com/2020/5/11/21249203/venezuela-coup-jordan-goudreau-maduro-guaido-explain
    https://en.news-front.info/2020/05/06/the-failed-attack-on-venezuela-is-the-work-of-the-american-pmc/
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-30/tesla-to-pay-china-323-million-in-annual-tax-for-shanghai-site
     
    https://seekingalpha.com/article/4339781-teslas-transformation-chinese-company-seems-unstoppable
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giga_Shanghai
     
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/tesla-secures-4b-yuan-loan-070728386.html
     
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-catl-battery-electric-idUSKBN1ZX02D
    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-05-15/warren-buffett-sours-on-goldman-sachs-time-to-worry?sref=Rxe2Rl8F
    https://www.ft.com/content/fc108ce3-baaa-47f1-9fc9-81fc72b17320  https://www.forbes.com/sites/jessecolombo/2020/04/30/why-the-us-commercial-real-estate-bubble-is-about-to-burst/#19fbd06b55e6  

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    Ep027 - Fiat Frenzy or Current Currency

    Ep027 - Fiat Frenzy or Current Currency

    Money has taken on many forms over history, and has changed quite a bit since even a century ago. Join Adam and Markos as we delve into the world of global currencies.
     
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    Cowrie Shells
    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/history-money/ 
     
    FIAT Currency:
    https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/fiatmoney.asp
     
    Gold Standard:
    https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/12/06/fiat-currency-what-it-is-and-why-its-better-than-a.aspx
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs12fX407GU
     
    Libya's Gold Standard Currency
    https://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/markets/item/4630-gadhafi-s-gold-money-plan-would-have-devastated-dollar
     
    Nixon Shock
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon_shock 
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bretton_Woods_system 
    https://www.investopedia.com/terms/n/nixon-shock.asp
    https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/nixon-shock 
     
    Paper Money
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/05/ancient-rome-London-Londinum-Bloomberg-archaeology-Boudicca-archaeology/ 
     
    Rei Stones
    https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2011/02/15/131934618/the-island-of-stone-money
    http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180502-the-tiny-island-with-human-sized-money
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai_stones
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/oliversmith/2018/03/23/blockchains-secret-1000-year-history/#35f3601418d2 

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