Mark Frost - Entrepreneur, economist, professor, consultant, etc. | Coverage of the Biden/Putin Meeting, and the Value of Travel
Joe Emersberger - Pro-Palestinian activist, producer, consultant | New Book on Venezuela
Robin Hanson - Associate professor of economics at George Mason University, Futurist, Author | Grabby Aliens and Biased Brains
In our first hour, we had an open and wide conversation about the filibuster and the status and role of modern governance, how well Biden handled his messaging heading into his presidency, and why the American government seems to be built around keeping things from getting done.
In our second hour, we were joined by Mark to talk about Jamarl's coverage of Geneva, what traveling can do for the outlook of the average person by showing humanity at its most hospitable, before moving to a conversation with Joe Emersberger, talking about the propaganda and war-and fearmongering over Venezuela.
In our third hour, we were joined by Robin Hanson to talk about a model he and some colleagues developed for determining where aliens are in space, before moving to a conversation about human bias, the lies we tell ourselves systematically, and how a mind that deals with large numbers and long timescales can go wrong when it makes plans.
Also, The New York Times reports, that four Saudi operatives involved in the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018 received paramilitary training in the US.
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