25: The Privilege Paradox
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The pandemic has unearthed uncomfortable conversations on privilege and its impact on different social groups in uncertain times. However, the experience of privilege isn’t always a negative, but something which we should recognise and have more honest conversations about going forward.


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Introduction: the future of learning, the privilege paradox [0:15]

Thoughts on how the pandemic disrupts theoretical discussion (Case Studies: Universal Basic Income) [2:02]

Case Study: Remote Working [3:55]

Case Study: Remote Learning [5:10]

The drawbacks of remote learning [7:00]

Dispensing of grading and traditional assessments [10:55]

The racial biases within the predicted grading system and the disadvantages to black students [12:03]

The Birth Lottery: Fortune, Friction, Hope and Luck [15:23]

Meritocracy has its merits [16:50]

The lack of representation in privilege [18:40]

The privilege of living in the modern age, and digital access [20:05]

Natural Friction and Manufactured Friction [21:58]

How benefit of the doubt is a misallocated resource [24:02]

Varying degrees of friction and culture [25:00]

The real issue with denying privilege exists [27:00]


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