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Brian and Chris always said that if they couldn't have a morning coffee together at work each day, they'd start a podcast to make sure they catch up regularly.This is the conversation they want to have and will range from finance and economics to philosophy and management theory
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This week we discuss The Wife Drought by Annabel Crab.
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Big list of coffee bets
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Meaning is a jumper you have to knit yourself - it keeps you warm

Ideas, Technology, and Economic Change: The Impact of the Printing Press

Fortune 500 companies employ 17.5% of the total U.S. workforce

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This week we once again discuss whether progress is over, or even if people still want progress! The lure of technocracy can be great or terrible
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Big list of coffee bets
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Pluto 1994 vs 2018 - PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK! I REALLY LIKE WHEN PEOPLE CLICK MY LINKS!
Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue. A true story of a real conspiracy by Ryan Holiday
Why did we wait so long for the bicycle? I must have linked this 5 times so far. If you haven't read it then you really should. It's amazing.
Blueprint for Armageddon - A Dan Carlin podcast on the politics, technology and horror of WWI
Dall-E 2 is an AI that can actually understand you and draw what you describe. It feels genuinely possible that it's "woken up"
China Covid updates from Zvi. He's probably not as amazing as he was mid-pandemic, but I still think he's worth a read.

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Chris wants to get into micro-grids. If you know anything about them please tell me! Our main article is about jobs that pay in status instead of money.
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The year ahead - by the RBA. Chris got the gist, maybe you will too?
Context is that which is scarce. Also apparently editors? I feel like that sentence could be much snappier?
Minds almost meeting - a podcast of two highly intelligent and unorthodox thinkers recorded at the bottom of the ocean via two cans on a string

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10/24/21 • 52 min

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This will be the last of our regularly scheduled episode. As our lives ramp up and we take on different responsibilities we have decided to take a break from our schedule. We may come back from time to time, so if you'll have us in your feed, we'd love to stay!
This week we mostly talk about ways we could use more energy after Matt Yglesias convinced us that we should
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Big list of coffee bets - now also on Melange app.
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Winners take all - a commentary on billionaire philanthropy by Anand Giridharadas
Chris' fancy coffee machine - The Delonghi Dinamica S vs X-men
Technology connections and Malcom Gladwell both love dishwashers!
80,000 hours rates climate change as "This is a pressing problem to work on, but you may be able to have an even bigger impact by working on something else."
Plasma cutters cut steel beems using electricity, contrary to what some say.
Brian becomes a world record holder! He's not any more, but he was!!!!!

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This week we discuss what's gone wrong with science and the replication crisis. We also discuss how inequality may improve life globally riffing off Scott Sumner.
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A plug for effective altruism - the statistical life you can save is still a life!
Dominic Cummins has thoughts on how to make the government actually control the government again.
Max the axe sure loved firing public servants.
The data colada blog broke the story of the dishonesty in Dan Ariely's work on dishonesty.
Psychology's "priming" is probably not real
Diablo 2 resurrected has finally been released!

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This week we discuss why the internet intelligentsia really do not like the Australian lockdowns (each word is a different link, that's how much they hate us).
I try to explain to Brian why Slime Mold Time Mold thinks we're getting fat. Something to do with chemicals?
Brian is launching his world famous youtube channel!!!
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Stubborn Attachments - by Tyler Cowen. If we think that future lives are as valuable as our own, then economic growth is one of the highest moral imperatives. (Funny that an economist would have that thesis)
A history of factory safety - possible pre-reading for a future episode!
I tried to find a reference for my story about mega-yacht story, but I did find an article explaining how much yacht you can afford! I can afford a dinghy.
John Howard sacked many high-ranking public servants upon coming to power in the night of the long knives
The Jolly Swagman podcast has a fascinating episode on Australia's (botched) vaccine rollout.
Ben and James from Exponant discuss the idea that you have to make your priority stack explicit when thinking about complicated issues.
Why are we getting fat?
Doomsday by Nero, what a banger

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After opening this discussion saying we have no feedback or followup we spend half this podcast musing on questions raised about government power and growth. Our main topic this week is how politics isn't as bad as you think. You're allowed to not vote for someone because you don't like their tax policies, you don't have to paint them as an existensial threat to our entire way of life.
If you know whether an Australian minister can fire a public servant we really want to know!!
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The giving what we can pledge is a movement founded by EA to encourage giving 10% of their income and then not feeling like you have to keep doing "more"
The case against crisis-mongering - our main topic curtesy of Matty Glesias (or maybe Matt Yglesias, no one knows)
Fight club perfectly encapsulated the post-cold war malaise of the late 90s
Go find Brian on youtube talking about diablo 2 speed runs! (what else)

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This week we once again revisit the topic of wealth and income inequality, first through the lens of cryptocurrency and then through the lens of if it matters at all (I mean....probably...at least a bit).
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Big list of coffee bets - now also on Melange app.
Digitization and the demand for physical books
Nintendo sues a ROM website and wins.....not that much money compared to the size of Ninentdo
If this podcast has no other impact than getting more subscribers to pay for green-fleet then I shall consider it a massive success
Against overuse of the gini coefficient - Vitalik Buterin including the chart we said we'd link
The Motte and Bailey arugment is everything wrong with political debate in 2020?
Should we care about wealth inequality?

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A discussion of aging and wisdom, more forms of government that we should try, and Chris exhorts you, yes you specifically, to become a billionaire.
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I'm just going to put a link to Marginal Revolution here. I feel like all we do is reference blogs we found there first.
Rob Wiblin is the director of research at 80,000 hours. He makes podcasts of about that length regularly.
Paul Graham (not Marc Andresson) muses on life is short.
Wait but why on being in the tail end of many important experiences in your life
The eleventh podcast about the Menzies government. Finally I have something to listen to.
You should be a billionaire - and if you do, don't forget our top tier Patreon!

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We have a substack now!! If you click on no other link ever on the show notes except this one then you'll get all the show notes from now on in your email!!
Please contact us we miss you! I think you can also just reply to this email if you’re on substack?
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The obligitory Big list of coffee bets

This week we discuss an ok-ish book that proves to be a good kicking off point for a conversation Die with Zero by Bill Perkins. Brian skimmed some blogs on it and Chris listened to the podcast version.

We also have quite a lot of fun seeing how many people we kill or let die in absurd trolley problems

Other stuff!

We have a substack now so that you can read your blogs like a normal person instead of someone who reads blogs as links from their podcatcher. I think probably not many people do that which is why no one reads my show notes

In Danny Kahneman’s book Thinking Fast and Slow they discuss why you might prefer more total pain in order to feel less total suffering.

One of the greatest posts on the /r/financialindependance subreddit was Build the Life You Want, Then Save for It by Mr. Llama, surprisingly also a Diablo II streamer. Strange overlap between these two worlds.

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