Meta Politics

by Cactus

Why is politics irrational? Why are there blatantly deranged ideas in every level of media? Greater forces: psychology, mathematics, and economics, hold the answers. Join the adventure with Cactus Chu and discover the way out.  

Podcast episodes

  • Season 7

  • S07 E54 - The GOP Discovers Government

    S07 E54 - The GOP Discovers Government

    The Republican Party has learned how to pass state laws in the past few months. This time, it's not only on taxes and deregulation, but also social positions on education, sports, and abortion. What does this mean for future elect...

    Sep 07 2021
    Sep 07 2021
    21:39
  • S07 E53 - The Generation of Fraud

    S07 E53 - The Generation of Fraud

    Cactus returns to writing and podcasting with his thoughts on Afghanistan, Iraq, 2008, and COVID - and how they play into the narrative of an era. Follow Cactus on twitter: https://twitter.com/meta_pol.Callin: @cactusRead bonus on...

    Sep 07 2021
    Sep 07 2021
    26:22
  • Season 6

  • S06 E52 - 025 - There are no "Experts" without Citations

    S06 E52 - 025 - There are no "Experts" without Citations

    There are two ways to come to a conclusion: through evidence and through social trust. The former is slow and the latter is easily abused. In what ways are social proofs responsible for the problems that we face? And is blockchain...

    Jul 20 2021
    Jul 20 2021
    28:04
  • S06 E51 - Distrust Polarization and the Fall of Heterodox Movements

    S06 E51 - Distrust Polarization and the Fall of Heterodox Movements

    Over time, even in circles dedicated to nuance and compromise, one absolute seems to rise: the distrust in institutions. The self-reinforcing mechanism that binds other political groups also binds these new ones; with the uniting ...

    Jul 06 2021
    Jul 06 2021
    22:02
  • S06 E50 - Tyranny of Metrics - The Best Critique of the Show

    S06 E50 - Tyranny of Metrics - The Best Critique of the Show

    In the past few decades, ideologies have become increasingly centered around oversimplified metrics. What does this mean for the world and the show? Follow Cactus on twitter: https://twitter.com/meta_pol.Join us on clubhouse @meta...

    Jun 29 2021
    Jun 29 2021
    20:42