Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 475 The Writers’ Bloc with Karl Thorburn on Unlimited PowerCounter-Currents Radio
Nick Jeelvy welcomed longtime friend of the show Karl Thorburn to the latest broadcast of The Writers’ Bloc to discuss unlimited power and its applications.
Topics discussed include:
00:06:30 What has Karl Thorburn been up to since his last appearance on The Writers’ Bloc?
00:10:00 We’ve seen the bottom of inflation
00:12:30 Shortages are always followed by a glut and winter expenses in Europe
00:12:30 The saving of Renault when the government eats the debt
00:13:30 We’re not headed towards Argentina-like conditions
00:14:30 Nuclear power is very predictable and doesn’t take up a lot of space versus other energy sources; it’s our best bet
00:16:00 Oliver Stone’s new documentary Nuclear and steering the Left towards liking nuclear again
00:17:00 Nick remains a nuclear skeptic
00:18:00 France’s problems with nuclear energy and German resource independence
00:21:00 Nuclear power is ideal for nations who are high IQ and have no natural disasters
00:21:30 The possibilities of solar power
00:23:00 The Right’s skepticism of energy technologies
00:25:00 Fossil fuels and nuclear power as the most viable sources of energy
00:27:30 The history of solar panels
00:30:30 Geothermal energy and drilling technology
00:37:30 Has Karl heard of the “nuclear core hypothesis”?
00:42:30 The value of the magnetosphere to sustaining life on Earth
00:45:30 The necessity of our level of gravity to survive and the physical toll space takes on astronauts
00:48:00 The failure of shallow versus deep geothermal systems and comparisons to fracking
00:53:30 Fluid dynamics and fluid mechanics in drilling
00:57:00 Energy technology keeps changing, which makes investment difficult, and energy storage
00:59:30 Tesla cars, Thomas Edison, and the early twentieth century lightbulb compared to battery technology
01:03:30 Hydroelectric power and its role in energy storage, and cooperation in Nordic energy
01:04:30 The industry of refrigerating liquified gases influencing battery technology
01:07:00 The promise of refrigerated air as a grid source storage solution
01:09:30 Karl’s opinion on the current real estate market and Richard Houck’s article, “The Fading Memory of American Homeownership”
01:11:30 Our elites want fertility low
01:12:30 The matrilocal social structure of West African society versus patriarchal European society
01:15:30 The servility of black men towards black women
01:18:30 Home builders overplaying their hand and a possible housing crash
01:20:00 BlackRock, Vanguard, high housing demands, and not liquidating housing stock
01:21:30 The willingness of the establishment to lose big money to achieve its goals
01:23:00 “Housing starts” as a metric of how many homes are being built
01:24:30 Housing as no longer being the best way to store value
01:25:30 Observing small business and the value of being your own boss
01:28:30 John Maynard Keynes understands business owners and how pride is their motivating sin rather than greed
01:29:30 The economic transaction of having a weekend and what libertarians don’t think about
01:32:30 Germans’ work ethic and how much they value free time
01:33:30 Blaming summer vacation for black underperformance and school as a daycare for black kids
01:36:30 Shame and guilt-based cultures and their attitudes towards work
01:38:30 “Boss makes a dollar, I make a dime, that’s why I sleep on company time”
01:40:00 Left-wing employers and no upward mobility
01:41:30 The European side of work and abolishing the Protestant work ethic
01:43:30 The fetishization of work and labor
01:44:30 Men, human resource hens, and Nick Jeelvy’s article, “Real Team-Building”
01:47:30 The decline of science and the feminization of universities and workplaces
01:50:00 Economic stagnation is preferable to cultural stagnation
01:55:30 “The Peter principle” and Chernobyl, a brief history
01:57:30 The problem of the human resource hen as a lower-IQ, but determined creature
01:59:00 Closing remarks
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