Why the Midterm Elections Diverged from Expectations; Also, the Mentality Underlying Indonesia’s Sex Ban

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look back at the 2022 midterm election now that things have pretty much shaken and consider why the results from a big picture standpoint were both divergent from historical norms and unexpected in light of many contemporaneous indicators.  (01:34).  The guys also discuss the mentality underlying Indonesia’s ban of sex outside of marriage and break down how this kind of approach managing societies is more common in historic and modern societies than it may seem (36:31).

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