Currents 004: Michael Vassar on Passive-Aggressive Revolution



In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Michael Vassar about how he defines the passive-aggressive revolution & the ways it could manifest in the US, how the George Floyd protests impact the revolution, police bureaucracy vs bad actors, potential investigative & prosecution rights for private citizens, Trump’s church photo op, the pandemic economic response, Trump voter types, white nationalism, and more.

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Currents 003: Joe Norman on Localism & Scales of Cooperation



In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Joe Norman about appropriately-sized community collaboration, family & local organization, government & market dysfunctions, cooperation-based sacrifice, bad actors & sociopaths, unique dynamics of local markets, localism as a complex ecosystem, emergence, the limits of diversification & trade, multi-scale localism, wicked societal risks, the politicization of masks, and more.

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Currents 002: Brian Hanley on Releasing the Vaccines



In this Currents episode, Jim talks to Brian Hanley about his view on the economic impact & recovery of COVID-19, the dramatic social impacts emerging, his views & experience with vaccine creation, vaccine risks & effectiveness, his proposal for rolling out vaccines immediately, immunity dynamics, and more.

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Currents 001: Simon DeDeo on University Censorship



In this inaugural Currents episode, Jim talks to Simon DeDeo about speech censorship at elite Anglosphere universities, differing generational perspectives on personal liberty, the coddled mind & postmodern neo-Marxist theories, Simon’s platonic cocktail party model, hospitality as a norm, College incentives, alternate metaphors for collective education, and more.

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