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Chatter #188 Paul Mason – On Fascism, Authoritarianism, And The Polarisation Of Politics

Paul Mason is a journalist, writer and film-maker. His latest book How To Stop Fascism: History, Ideology, Resistance describes the rise of the modern far-right, its colonisation of conservatism and right-wing populism, and the danger it poses amid the wider process of democratic decay. It argues that, faced with the danger of a…

Chatter #187 – Ben Mezrich on GameStop, Reddit, and The Antisocial Network

Ben Mezrich is the author of Bringing Down The House, The Accidental Billionaires, and the brand new book The Antisocial Network. Anyone who follows this podcast will know that I have been writing my own book on the GameStop Saga, so before I spoke to Ben and read his book I was a…

Solana Network Back Online After 18 Hours

The Solana Mainnet Beta experienced a denial of service due a large spike in transactions. Engineers across the ecosystem attempted to stabilise the network but were unsuccessful. The validator community decided to coordinate a complete restart of the network. The network is back online again after 80% of the validators restarted and upgraded…

Malice in Plunderland – a New Kind of Government?

This article was originally posted on 99-percent.org. In British politics, the Left is traditionally associated with ‘big state’ policies and Right with ‘small state’ policies. Recently, several commentators have suggested that Prime Minister Johnson is pioneering a new kind of ‘big state, one nation Conservatism’ – and in effect stealing Labour’s clothes. For…

Chatter #186 – Professor Bobby Duffy On Generations And How Humans Change Through The Ages

Bobby is Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Policy Institute. Prior to joining King’s in 2018, Bobby was Managing Director of Public Affairs for Ipsos MORI, which is a team of around 250 researchers in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Brussels, and Global Director of the Ipsos Social Research Institute, across around…

Corruption? In the UK?

This article was originally posted on 99percent.org. We are all aware that in some countries – like Somalia, Venezuela and Afghanistan – corruption is endemic and hugely damaging. As Robert Zoellick, former President of the World Bank put it, “Corruption is a cancer that steals from the poor, eats away at governance and moral…