Wisdom of Crowds
Wisdom of Crowds
Jan 21, 2021
Episode 44: Fantasy and Reality in Biden's America
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Hours into the Biden administration, Shadi and Damir sit down with author Bruno Maçães to talk about Trump, January 6, the future of world order, and the sources of American exceptionalism.

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Thomas Sowell is one of the most influential economists, syndicated columnists, and social critics of the past half-century, having authored provocative, best-selling books on everything from race relations to childhood development to, most recently, Charter Schools and Their Enemies. His masterworks include Knowledge and Decisions, which uses Friedrich Hayek's insights about distributed information to explain both how markets work and why intellectuals disdain markets; A Conflict of Visions, which explores the ideological origins of political struggles; and Basic Economics, a best-selling primer now in its fifth edition. Sowell's inspiring life—he was born black and poor in North Carolina in 1930 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago at the age of 38—and expansive work are now the subjects of a new documentary, Common Sense in a Senseless World (watch here) and a forthcoming biography titled Maverick. Nick Gillespie speaks with Jason L. Riley, the author of the film and the biography, about why even at age 90, Sowell is more relevant today than ever. A fellow at The Manhattan Institute and a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Riley tells me that Sowell's empirically driven research and his fearless engagement with even the most controversial topics are exactly what our world needs more of. Subscribe at YouTube: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Visit the archive: https://reason.com/tags/reason-podcast
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Katie Herzog and Jesse Singal
Reply All Is Melting Down Like Some Sort Of Delectable Queso Dip Appropriated By A White Bon Appetit Editor
Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo boy. Reply All, an excellent podcast, is melting down. What happened? What does it have to do with Bon Appetit? Why does news keep breaking immediately after Jesse and Katie record an episode? Please check out our sponsors -- it's an easy way to support us: -Download the Ground News app for free at https://check.ground.news/blocked (https://check.ground.news/blocked). check.ground.news/blocked (check.ground.news/blocked) to join the fight against media bias and see the full story. -For 10% off Hello TUSHY bidets, plus free shipping, check out https://hellotushy.com/barpod (https://hellotushy.com/barpod). Patreon: https://patreon.com/blockedandreported (https://patreon.com/blockedandreported) Jesse's book, available for preorder: https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ref=tmmhrdswatch0?encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= (https://www.amazon.com/Quick-Fix-Psychology-Cant-Social/dp/0374239800/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) Show notes/Links: Jesse on his rejection: https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1361125261220196356 (https://twitter.com/jessesingal/status/1361125261220196356) A couple great episodes of Reply All: The Case of the Missing Hit: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/o2h8bx (https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/o2h8bx) Shine On You Crazy Goldman: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/2oh933/44-shine-on-you-crazy-goldman (https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/2oh933/44-shine-on-you-crazy-goldman) Adam Rapaport resigns (not fired, like Jesse says in the ep): https://www.npr.org/2020/06/09/872697289/chief-editor-at-bon-app-tit-resigns-after-racially-offensive-photo-surfaces (https://www.npr.org/2020/06/09/872697289/chief-editor-at-bon-app-tit-resigns-after-racially-offensive-photo-surfaces) Test Kitchen episodes of Reply All: https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/dvhzkdo/172-the-test-kitchen-chapter-1 https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/awheda3/173-the-test-kitchen-chapter-2 Eric Eddings' thread denouncing Reply All's alleged toxicity: https://twitter.com/eeddings/status/1361789128006897668 (https://twitter.com/eeddings/status/1361789128006897668) Everyone reflexively agreeing with it without knowing whether it is 100% true: https://twitter.com/eeddings/status/1361789128006897668/retweets/with_comments (https://twitter.com/eeddings/status/1361789128006897668/retweets/with_comments) PJ Vogt's apology: https://twitter.com/PJVogt/status/1362233699220258818 (https://twitter.com/PJVogt/status/1362233699220258818) Sruthi Pinnamaneni's: https://twitter.com/sruthiri/status/1362254842270519296 (https://twitter.com/sruthiri/status/1362254842270519296) FdB is not A-OK with NYC (media): https://fredrikdeboer.com/2021/02/15/scott-alexander-is-not-in-the-gizmodo-media-slack/ (https://fredrikdeboer.com/2021/02/15/scott-alexander-is-not-in-the-gizmodo-media-slack/)
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