Opposing Views

#144 – Andrew Keen & Steven Umbrello

In this episode of Opposing Views, I talked to Andrew Keen and Steven Umbrello about AI as an existential threat, jobs & automation, mass surveillance, deep learning, how China handles Big Tech, social credit systems & facial recognition in America, and more.

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#136 – Jim Keady & Benjamin Powell

In this episode of Opposing Views, I was joined by Benjamin Powell and Jim Keady to discuss third-world sweatshops and working conditions in developing countries. We cover wages, hours, conditions, and employment opportunities. We then discuss the effect of international business, the impact of stable social systems, practical solutions to poverty, and much more.

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#128 – James Lindsay & Arthur L. Caplan

In this episode of Opposing Views, I was joined by James Lindsay and Arthur L. Caplan to discuss COVID-19 Vaccine passports (I.D.cards). We covered a range of topics like proposed vaccine passports, current restrictions in different US states, the impact of creating more I.D. on governmental control, and social credit systems.

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#126 – Alex Epstein & Dr. Andrew Dessler

In this episode of Opposing Views, I was joined by Alex Epstein and Dr. Andrew Dessler to discuss climate change. Alex Epstein is a philosopher, author, and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress. His NYT bestseller The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels argued that human flourishing actually requires the use of fossil fuels. Dr. Andrew Dessler is a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M. He wrote The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate, explaining how science is (mis)used in politics.

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#124 – Peter Schiff & Robert Breedlove

In this episode of Opposing Views, I was joined by Peter Schiff and Robert Breedlove to discuss Bitcoin. We covered a range of topics like decentralization, the US dollar, and the risks involved with cryptocurrencies becoming increasingly popular. Both guests gave their opinion on whether Bitcoin is better than gold as a value standard – a prickly question because you have to consider, among other things, market forces, security, scarcity, inflation, and the potential for a new financial crisis.

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