Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

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On this show Nick is joined by his cousin Emil Raji who is currently in Jakarta and we discuss the Coronavirus and the substantial impacts that it will have, particularly on the casualised workforce and small business owners.

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A slide from Mike’s talk which is discussed on this episode, with the caption explaining the audience’s reaction.

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This episode features designer and anthropologist Michael Palmyre who elaborates on some of the themes touched on in his talk ‘Are We Using Design to Make the World a Less Valuable Place?’. This talk was played on our last episode, #196.

More specifically, the discussion covers: the reaction to the talk, especially because it featured “the c word”; questioning whether economic growth really make our lives better; slavery and capitalism; the books Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There; Star Wars and the military industrial complex; mental health and capitalism; and Cracked on apocalyptic movies, zombies and vampires.

The final part of our discussion with Mike is played on episode 198.

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Local Resident FailureThe Opener’, Bill Hicks ‘Vs the Audience 2’ from the album ‘Flying Saucer Tour Vol 1’, Does economic growth really make our lives better? Anthropologist Jason Hickel says it’s killing us, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality in The Sims 3: Chapter 18.

*Title inspired by a quote from the movie Dodgeball, coz we’re that highbrow!