Author Archives: Larry Liu

Overpopulation, Climate Change and Capitalism

Podcast available here https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/39-overpopulation-climate-change-and-capitalism Life appears to become more convenient. Life expectancy is getting longer. AI use in medicine is likely to add more years to life. Polio is essentially eliminated thanks to concerted efforts by governments and NGOs. People … Continue reading

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Andrew Yang Will Destroy Bullshit Jobs

Podcast available here: https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/38-andrew-yang-will-destroy-bullshit-jobs Andrew Yang frames his presidential campaign around the threat of automation taking more and more jobs. An impending unemployment crisis can no longer be tackled by government retraining programs that turn out to be wasteful and … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson: Profile of a Jester in Serious Times

Podcast available here: https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/37-boris-johnson-profile-of-a-jester-in-serious-times Boris Johnson has become the new prime minister of the United Kingdom, replacing the wildly unpopular Theresa May, who had failed in her attempt to convince her fellow MPs to vote for the Withdrawal Agreement, which … Continue reading

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The Discontents of Human Existence

Podcast available at https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/36-the-discontents-of-human-existence Happiness is apparently not a natural human category (Euba 2019). In other words, we can’t experience happiness for long and it is fragile and fleeting. The reason is that if we were too happy, it would … Continue reading

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The Hong Kong Impasse

Podcast available here https://liamchingliu.wordpress.com/2019/07/13/the-hong-kong-impasse/ Why have the Hong Kong people been protesting continuously on the streets, challenging the local government and recently even stormed the parliament building? The HK government had tabled a bill, which would permit extradition into other … Continue reading

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Three-and-a-half Job Dystopias and No-Job Utopia

Podcast available here https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/34-three-and-a-half-job-dystopias-and-a-no-job-utopia The goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That’s why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system.Arthur C. Clarke As I see it, there are three and a half forms of … Continue reading

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The Declining Fortune of Social Democracy

Podcast available here https://soundcloud.com/user-280580802/33-declining-fortune-of-european-social-democracy In the European elections, the Social Democrats had lost 38 seats. The Conservatives had lost 39 seats. The main winners of the elections were the liberals that gained 41 seats (21 of which comes from Macron’s … Continue reading

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