All-time Favorite Hidden Forces Podcasts
I have listened to almost every episode of this show since it’s inception. Out of over a hundred episodes here is a list of my all-time favorite episodes going back in chronological order. I will keep adding to this list as time goes on, so check back for updates!
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Why Did the Future Arrive First in Russia? | Peter Pomerantsev
What Happened to the American Economy & How to Fix It | Julius Krein
Silicon Valley’s Ultimate Exit: Arguments for and Against the Network State | Balaji Srinivasan
The problems with cryptocurrency idealism. The history of law and property/IP rights.
- Legal contracts only make sense on a large scale when enforceable by the state.
- The state gains it’s fiat legitimacy by tying itself value wise to the productivity of the economy.
Why a society based on the idea of Merit – (Hard work pays off and the rewards are justified) is a flawed premise.
Success has two other prime variables that are not “hard work” dependent:
- Natural Ability/Skill – Character Aptitude
- Timing – That Skill is valued by society at that point in time
He makes the point that no matter how hard he(Michael) worked he will never be as good as LeBron in basketball. LeBron only makes millions now, because society values basketball in the present time, his skill would not have made him in a millionaire had be born in the 1600’s.
- The more educated you are the more extreme your political views.
- Black especially, black males turned to vote more for republican’s. Why?
- Cubans, Latin vote also has turned more republican. Why?
Peter Zeihan provides some of the best geopolitical analysis. I bought his recent book Disunited Nations and although I fundamentally disagree with the books primary future prediction premise; that political instability of the future will be driven by lack of naval ship protection , everything else is great. Especially the historical analysis.
Episode 5: June 16, 2017
Financial Volatility at the Edge of Crisis | Christopher Cole on the Shadow Risks Lurking in Financial Markets
Hands down of the best explanations/analysis I have heard about the current global financial situation and how we got here.
Highly recommend listening to this podcast here: https://hiddenforces.io/podcasts/christopher-cole-financial-volatility/