I think I mention the work of Mark E. Thomas on this show almost as much as I reference Naomi Klein and The Shock Doctrine, so it was a pleasure to have Mark back on the show. In this episode we talked through the privatisation of the NHS, the implications of the Health and Social Care Bill, the authoritarian drift of the UK, whether we live in a one party state, and how we reconcile emergency powers that could help a pandemic with a government that has done nothing but exploit it.
Mark E Thomas is the author of 99%. He has spent most of his career in business; for many years he ran the Strategy practice at PA Consulting Group. During this time, he began to explore whether the tools and techniques of business strategy could be applied to understanding the health and stability of countries. This research led him to the uncomfortable conclusion that many developed countries – including the US and the UK – are unwittingly pursuing economic policies which will result in the unwinding of 20th century civilisation before we reach the year 2050. Hearteningly, he also concluded that this fate is entirely avoidable. Mark is also the author of The Complete CEO, and The Zombie Economy, is a Visiting Professor at IE Business School and has a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University.
Mark’s first appearance on the show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFczYQzpkJY
HELP ME CROWDFUND MY GAMESTOP BOOK. Go to https://wen-moon.com to join the crowdfunding campaign and pre-order To The Moon: The GameStop Saga!
If you haven’t already and you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to this podcast and our mailing list, and don’t forget, my book, Brexit: The Establishment Civil War, is now out, you’ll find the links in the description below.
You can listen to the show on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5AYWZh12d92D4PDASG4McB?si=5835f2cf172d47cd&nd=1
Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chatter/id1273192590
And all major podcast platforms.
Watch Us On Odysee.com – https://odysee.com/$/invite/@TheJist:4
Sign up and watch videos to earn crypto-currency!
Buy Brexit: The Establishment Civil War – https://amzn.to/39XXVjq
Mailing List – https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thejist
Twitter – https://twitter.com/Give_Me_TheJist