Public Policy Analysis Podcast

For anyone interested in deep discussion about the nuances of social and economic problems, Vox’s The Weeds is the¬†podcast for you. The hosts of this show truly get “into the weeds” and dissect the different facets of complex problems facing us in society. Hence the name.

I can assure you that if you spend your time listening and reading about politicians, then you are likely poorly informed about any given topic. The devil is in the details and it takes time to understand issues. And only until you fully understand the problem can you begin to work towards a solution.

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Why YouTube will be forced to change

This is an interesting trend and the first time I have seen a noticeable list of top YouTube channels migrate to a new platform revenue stream. Due to a complete lack of transparency, there has been a lot of frustration with YouTube regarding revenue potential.

I think this is a good trend and it will be interesting to see how the new media landscape develops.

It’s OK to be Hated

This wonderful speech indirectly touches on the mantra that you should ‘respect people, not ideas’. The crux of the matter is that the majority of people in the world can not separate themselves from the ideas or beliefs they hold. An attack on their belief or idea is an attack on their person.

That view is of course wrong. And should not be allowed for.

The 1 = 3 Rule

Paying employees better than the industry average appears to be a tactic that works. Costco has seen similar results doing the same. But of course we the customer play a role in this as well.

If the customer can’t be bothered to care about how a company treats their employees, in order to save a few dimes on a product, then the customer shares responsibility. That of course depends on whether you ascribe to the notion that we all “vote with our wallet” in a capitalist economy.

Who is Exposed to the Most Radiation Each Year

You think you know the answer, but you don’t. I know I didn’t. In this era of hysteria over ionizing radiation, it helps to put things into perspective. Watch to the end of the video to find out who on Earth is exposed to the most radiation annually.

Hint: It’s not people who love bananas…