Month: May 2020

3RT:14 – Monkey Business with Bastiat

A.Ron recently had a long conversation with Neoliberal at large Bastiat! Should there be limits to economic power? Does Socialism have a future? Are strong social safety nets compatible with open borders? Does capitalism require never ending growth to function, and is infinite growth possible? Bastiat is a sharp guy with a lot to say, and this was a fun and interesting back and forth that ranges everywhere from Charles Dickens and public executions to Eastern Bloc abortion bans.

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OWT:13 – Stupider Biases

In lucky number 13th episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily discusses her favorite cognitive biases and A.Ron talks about pathological video gaming.

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3RT:13 – Don’t Blame Me, I Voted Owl

Forever voting for the lesser of two evils sucks. So why not vote third party? A.Ron uses an animal kingdom framework developed in a video by CGP Grey to explain why third parties struggle to get off the ground in America, and discusses strategies of how we can change the system to allow us to vote for a candidate that actually represents us and allow third parties the chance to flourish.

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OWT:12 – Ready Player Two

In this episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily talks about sharing interests with your partner and helping them feel seen and understood, then A.Ron makes some suggestions about games to play in quarantine.

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