Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Balaji Srinivasan: How to Fix Government, Twitter, Science, and the FDA

Balaji Srinivasan is an angel investor, tech founder, philosopher, and author of The Network State: How to Start a New Country. He was formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz.

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Books: 1. The Network State: https://thenetworkstate.com 2. Reputation and Power: https://amzn.to/3eyQiF6 3. Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: https://amzn.to/3TpuLNP 4. Seeing Like a State: https://amzn.to/3MJfvcD Articles: 1. Bitcoin Is Civilization: https://www.commonsense.news/p/is-bit… 2. Great Protocol Politics: https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/12/11/… 3. Regulation, Disruption, and the Future: https://bit.ly/3CKY9Ys 4. The Measured Man: https://theatlantic.com/magazine/arch… 5. Secret Document That Transformed China: https://npr.org/sections/money/2012/0… 6. Hollywood’s Missing Movies: https://reason.com/2000/06/01/hollywo… 7. New York Times Truth Campaign: https://adweek.com/agencyspy/droga5s-…

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Clips playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 2:21 – Prime number maze 28:33 – Government 44:50 – The Network State 54:54 – Pseudonymous economy 1:18:40 – Exit 1:33:21 – Building a network state 2:21:08 – Wikipedia 2:58:38 – Fixing science 3:25:06 – Fixing the FDA 4:56:14 – Longevity 5:15:12 – Donald Trump’s ban from social media 5:44:31 – War 5:51:39 – Censorship 6:05:39 – Social media 6:21:54 – Wokeism and communism 6:40:42 – Cryptocurrency 6:58:15 – AI, AR, and VR 7:10:14 – Advice for young people 7:43:08 – Regulating logic

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