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The Afghanistan Papers • The UK Votes • Thomas Jestin on Inequality, GDP, and Tech Optimism

December 11, 2019

Join American Bill Poorman and Dutchman Nikolaj Groeneweg, living in Asia, as they take you on a humorously serious and seriously humorous romp through the week's international news! In this week's episode:

  • The Afghanistan Papers show we've all been lied to about the war
  • UK bollocks and the impact on Europe
  • A conversation with entrepreneur and writer Thomas Jestin on inequality, alternatives to GDP, and how tech is providing and will provide for a better world
  • That and our usual dose of good news, which is so much optimism and happiness that we almost can't stand it

To find the Washington Post stories on Afghanistan:

To find Thomas Jestin's article and more about him:

And a couple other items we mentioned:

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