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Tipping the Scales Toward Sustainability

With Georgetown University’s decision divest from fossil fuel investments, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what we see with the massive amounts of carbon that is and has been released from the burning of fossil fuels (:48) and wonder whether it’s too late to prevent catastrophe (10:38). We also take a look at Clearview AI’s building and selling of a massive facial recognition database from online pictures and data (26:54) and big tech’s demands to Clearview AI to get its hands off “their” data, recognizing of course that “their” data is us (34:49).

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From the New Deal to the Raw Deal

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what we see generally with the cost of living squeeze being felt by many American families (0:55), looking first at some of the factors which may be influencing the excessive rise in housing costs (7:22). We also touch on what may be going on with the increase in other common costs, such as student loan debt and child care (19:44), try to reconcile the perceived strength of the economy in general with the struggles of the workers (30:10), and consider how the actions of government and the operation of our capitalist system can play a positive or negative role in addressing this crisis (36:33).

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From the New Deal to the Raw Deal
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2019 Coronavirus and Primal Fear Reflected In the Market

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at how societal events can reveal the extent that human psychology influences short term stock market activity (00:52) and how people’s subjective thoughts about leaders can also have substantial effect on the market and their perception of the economy (17:55). We also discuss the coronavirus and reasons why it has dominated our consciousness even though the flu may be a bigger risk (34:54) and Alan Dershowitz’s dangerous advocacy for an omnipotent president on the Senate floor (50:33)

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Maybe This Is What LeBron Was Worried About

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana look at the jailing of a University of Minnesota student from China for political tweets (00:53), how this may be the type of thing LeBron James was worried about during the NBA and China controversy (04:02), and wonder if the government’s legal retaliation against CNN and AT&T puts us on a slippery slope towards this (07:30). We also discuss Robert Downey Jr.’s recent comments on the use of blackface in Tropic Thunder (9:40), the presence of “forever” chemicals in the water supply of many Americans (18:20) and the general lack of concern for protecting our environment (20:57), and the disconnect between the so called experts and many members of the public concerning keto diets (34:35).

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Impeachment is a Self Defense Mechanism For Our System

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana get into how impeachment works generally as a mechanism of our republic and why we have it (01:27), what we think about the actual charges that have been brought (12:08) and whether removal from office is warranted (27:00). We also analyze at some of the narratives being told and strategic plays being made (33:09) and compare aspects of the impeachment trial to the OJ Simpson trial (43:30).

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Old Fashioned Fights and New Age Problems

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the “old fashioned” fight over student loan forgiveness between the Secretary of Education and the House or Representatives (01:26) and the potential cancelling of the Worldwide Threat Assessment for a problematic reason (18:48), the revelation that screen time may be stunting the brain development of our youth (32:23), and issues around Hank Azaria’s refusal to continue to voice the Simpson’s character Apu (42:19).

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Culture Series: Dr. King’s Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s fourth book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community (00:57), including our reactions to concepts he discussed such as racism being a dominant ideology in America and the backlash that follows progress (07:13). We also discuss what we saw in Dr. King’s analysis on the effect centuries of racism has had on blacks and on whites (28:43) and a couple of Dr. King’s thoughts on things we need to get to a better place (47:20).

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Megxit, Microplastics, Location Tracking, and Thug References in the NBA

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss our reaction to the revelation that micro plastics are accumulating in our bodies (00:56) and that our cell phones are being used to track our locations whether we know it or not (14:48). We also weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Cleveland Cavaliers coach referring to his players as thugs (26:12) and offer our thoughts on Megxit as a surprising and unconventional response to the unfair scrutiny that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been subjected to (39:32), including the parallel to John Boyega’s response to out of line Star Wars fans.

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Does Record Growth in the Markets Mean the System Is Working

In this episode, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana look at economic performance in the U.S. from multiple angles, including what we see in the incredible growth of the stock market over the last twenty years (01:25), why the workers are not feeling much of that growth (7:12), how much automation and technology affects outcomes (21:12), whether our larger economic system itself is the problem, the solution, or both (32:48), and how government policy plays a large role in how economic spoils are distributed (41:36).

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Simmering Tensions in a Christian Sect, a Planet on Fire, and Fasting Apps

In this episode, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss what we see in the proposed split of the United Methodist Church and the inevitable tensions between religious beliefs, religious doctrine, and personal and group sensibilities (00:45), what we make of the Australian fires and how climate change may now begin to change nature in ways that more directly affect our lives (16:58), what we see in the controversy surrounding the dofasting app (31:41), and our thoughts on fasting in general (38:14). Listen to your body (46:24)!

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