This globe-spanning docuseries brings the smart, stylized storytelling of Adam McKay’s The Big Short to a quirky and compelling exploration of the global economy.
This docuseries brings the smart, stylized storytelling of Adam McKay’s The Big Short to a quirky and compelling exploration of the global economy. In each episode, host Kal Penn — with the help of some celebrity friends — answers a burning question like: How can I launder a bag of dirty cash? How scared should I be of a rubber apocalypse? And is it easier for dicks to get rich?
It’s very global. They cover when India decided to ban the 500 and 1,000 Rupee bills due to massive counterfeiting by Pakistan. It covers Malaysia’s corruption scandal. It explores why Singapore has so little corruption. There’s a segment on crypto which visits SF and Czech Republic. There a whole show on do you have to be a jerk to succeed in capitalism. It covers when capitalism turns anti competitive due to rent seeking behavior and then is no longer capitalism. There quite a bit on AI.
This is pretty eye opening. It’s about how global aid programs harm poor countries while the people running the programs get rich. To keep getting rich, the people running the programs have no incentive to reduce poverty.
That’s why we l hated Carter so much. He made us turn off the lights and made us feel bad about are selves. Hair shirts and Calvinism are not good governing strategy. Biden makes us depressed. Hopefully his party gets beaten badly… we will all feel better.