Episode 13: Everyone Has Lost It!

Our media, our society and our politics have all gone nuts. Amit Varma and Vivek Kaul examine this drift to the extremes in episode 13 of Econ Central. Also discussed: the real estate dudes fight the bankers, and why football isn’t taking off in India.

Also check out:
1. Driven to Extremes. Part 1: News Television — Amit Varma.
2. Out-Arnabing Arnab — Episode 8 of Econ Central.
3. Breaking News about Narendra Modi’s previous birth.
4. Some tweets about SSR’s Covid patent and invention of Fau-G: 1234.
5. The Hype Around the Stock Market — Episode 6 of Econ Central (about the game theory of Congress rebellion).
6. A Game Theory Problem: Who Will Bell The Congress Cat? — Amit Varma.
7. An Economic Theory of Democracy — Anthony Downs.
8. The Median Voter Theorem (Wikipedia).
9. The Economics of the Chilling Effect — Episode 5 of Econ Central.
10. Groupthink: A Study in Self Delusion — Christopher Booker.
11. The Seven Basic Plots — Christopher Booker.
12. Scared to Death — Christopher Booker.
13. Gegenpressing GDP — Episode 12 of Econ Central.
14. The US Economy Contracted by 9.1% and not 32%. India’s Economy Contracted by 23.9% — Vivek Kaul.
15. Raghuram Rajan’s 10 Solutions to Get Economy Going Again — Vivek Kaul.
16. Match moratorium interest rate with deposits: Industry — TNN
17. Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists — Raghuram Rajan and Luizi Zingales.
18. Moral Hazard (Wikipedia).
19. Every Act of Government Is an Act of Violence — Amit Varma.
20. The Deep State of Real Estate — Episode 7 of Econ Central.
21. The Use of Knowledge in Society — Friedrich Hayek.
22. Building Sports Ecosystems — Episode 126 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Joy Bhattacharjya).
23. The 10 Most Insane Requirements Of The Green New Deal — David Harsanyi.
24. India’s Population Bomb and the Surprising Truth Behind It — Vivek Kaul.
25. Population Is Not a Problem, but Our Greatest Strength — Amit Varma.
26. Ram Gopal Varma interviewed by Anupama Chopra.

Do also check out Amit’s podcast, The Seen and the Unseen, as well as The India Uncut Newsletter. And ah, Vivek’s new website at vivekkaul.com and all his books on Amazon.