The "What is Money?" Show

Journalism in the 21st Century | The Balaji Series | Episode 5 (WiM119)

Episode Notes

Balaji Srinivasan joins me for a multi-episode series exploring sovereignty in The Digital Age, geopolitical game theory, the future of statism, and how Bitcoin/crypto fits into the picture.

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Transcript:

OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 Stupid vs. Evil (21st Century Journalism)
00:09:16 The No Handshake Policy
00:10:50 The Centralization Inherent to Traditional Media
00:14:14 “The Monopoly of Truth is Effectively the Monopoly on Violence”
00:18:18 The Journalistic Incentive to Incite Conflict
00:21:09 Once Upon a Time, Google was a Neutral Search Engine
00:24:12 The Prevalence of Foreign-Made Goods to US Lifestyles
00:30:10 The More One Resorts to Coercion, the Less Firm One’s Hold on Power
00:33:58 The Rising Empire of China
00:40:01 The Chinese Anti-Corruption Model
00:42:54 NYDIG
00:44:01 The Secret Document that Transformed China
00:49:38 The Hierarchal Management Model of China
00:54:19 “Social Media Basically Defines Celebrity Today”
00:57:37 “If It Bleeds It Leads”: The Broken Incentives of Journalism
01:05:37 Digital Content Becoming a Goal-Oriented Set of Stimuli?
01:10:29 Reforming Legacy Journalism
01:12:37 The Rise of “Wokism” and the Collapse of Legacy Journalism
01:18:39 Centralized Media Companies as Bottlenecks to Truth-Discovery
01:24:44 Reintroducing Entrepreneurship to Journalism via Decentralization

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