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#331 – Balaji Srinivasan: How to Fix Government, Twitter, Science, and the FDA

#331 – Balaji Srinivasan: How to Fix Government, Twitter, Science, and the FDA

Update: 2022-10-2036
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Balaji Srinivasan is an angel investor, tech founder, philosopher, and author of The Network State: How to Start a New Country. He was formerly the CTO of Coinbase and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors:

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6. Hollywood’s Missing Movies: https://reason.com/2000/06/01/hollywoods-missing-movies

7. New York Times Truth Campaign: https://adweek.com/agencyspy/droga5s-first-big-campaign-for-the-new-york-times-is-all-about-the-truth/126274


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OUTLINE:

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(00:00 ) – Introduction

(07:23 ) – Prime number maze

(33:35 ) – Government

(49:51 ) – The Network State

(59:55 ) – Pseudonymous economy

(1:23:41 ) – Exit

(1:38:23 ) – Building a network state

(2:26:09 ) – Wikipedia

(3:03:40 ) – Fixing science

(3:30:08 ) – Fixing the FDA

(5:01:16 ) – Longevity

(5:20:14 ) – Donald Trump’s ban from social media

(5:49:32 ) – War

(5:56:41 ) – Censorship

(6:10:40 ) – Social media

(6:26:56 ) – Wokeism and communism

(6:45:44 ) – Cryptocurrency

(7:03:17 ) – AI, AR, and VR

(7:15:15 ) – Advice for young people

(7:48:10 ) – Regulating logic

Comments (2)

r8z77

How? Just how??? what an astounding listening exoerience. An incredibly bright and clever and enervated guest.......I had to doible check my speed settings...I thought I had accidentally set it to 1.2......but no......only when I slowed playback to 70% did he sound like a normal person.........and then Lex sounded like he was on an all night bender........this was fun!!

Oct 28th
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Colin Campbell

Episode starts 7:00

Oct 22nd
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#331 – Balaji Srinivasan: How to Fix Government, Twitter, Science, and the FDA

#331 – Balaji Srinivasan: How to Fix Government, Twitter, Science, and the FDA

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