Life’s a Riot

In this week’s episode of London Calling, James and Toby try their best to avoid arguing and stick to topics they agree on, including the inevitability of widespread social unrest in the near future, and their complete indifference to Davos (although James does highlight Michael Senger’s Substack on the Monkeypox and where that falls in the scheme of things.)

Then it’s on to the heroism of suspended HSBC analyst Stuart Kirk.

In Culture Corner, it’s the Essex Serpent, in which a great cast is wasted on a clichéd story.

Opening sound this week is HSBC’s Stuart Kirk tellinf FT investors that need not worry about climate risk (via YouTube)

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  1. DavidPaterson Coolidge
    DavidPaterson
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    Well, this week’s started episode started well with Toby and James having a frank and honest discussion about the declining levels of civility in their recent podcasts.

    But in an apparent effort to find a topic on which they could both agree, Toby disappeared down the apocalyptic rabbit hole with James.

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  2. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHill
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    DavidPatersonBut in an apparent effort to find a topic on which they could both agree, Toby disappeared down the apocalyptic rabbit hole with James.

    You don’t have to be prepared for anything. But don’t ask me to share my MREs.

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  3. Taras Coolidge
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    DavidPaterson: But in an apparent effort to find a topic on which they could both agree, Toby disappeared down the apocalyptic rabbit hole with James.

    You don’t have to be prepared for anything. But don’t ask me to share my MREs.

    My impression is that the British government is fiercely determined to discourage any efforts at self-defense.  

    Though I don’t think it is ever made explicit, in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange the young droogs get to run around terrorizing their elders because no one is permitted to organize a defense against them.

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