Episode 15: Decadant feedback and society

April 11, 2021 Chris Season 1 Episode 15
Episode 15: Decadant feedback and society
Show Notes

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This episode Chris has a book review on "The decadent society", hard to explain, but very impactful. We have further reflections on meritocracy, UBI, and womens happiness.


The main book by Ross Douthat - The decadent society: How we became victims of our own success

Whatever Brian's weird reference was in the opening

The paradox of declining womens happiness -  By many objective measures the lives of women in the United States have improved over the past 35 years, yet we show that measures of subjective well-being indicate that women's happiness has declined both absolutely and relative to men.

The WEIRD people - Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic

The FIexplorer - he's pretty rich and probably pretty swol'

The broken windows fallacy - Chris stopped paying attention half way through and is now out smashing windows in order to boost GDP and help

Freddie De Boer picks fights with blue checks on twitter. It's quite fun.

The hard thing about hard things by Ben Horowitz - should we get pay rises every couple of weeks?