Episode #23

 

Left and Right, Unite! Unite!

Today Steven and William discuss their views on the political division into the left and right wings. They argue that this differentiation is unnecessary and artificial, as both groups have much to offer, but to solve different problems. This insight underlines how they should complement each other, rather than get at each other's throats.

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Notes:

“I don’t care who does the electing, as long as I get to do the nominating.” - Boss Tweed
is quoted in Larry Lessig’s TED talk “Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here’s how we fix it”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJy8vTu66tE

By signing the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Bill Clinton made it possible for about 90% of the country’s major media companies to be owned by six corporations:
https://truthout.org/articles/democracy-in-peril-twenty-years-of-media-consolidation-under-the-telecommunications-act/

The Overton Window is the range of policies politically acceptable in the mainstream media:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overton_window

“Safe without a State - How a natural legal system works without a monopoly of violence” is a book by Oliver Janich (title translated from the original German):
https://www.oliverjanich.de/sicher-ohne-staat-mein-neues-buch-ist-erschienen

 

 

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