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episode 65: 2d65 – Rating everything is toxic!



This is a five star podcast for five star listeners by 5 star hosts... right?


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episode 64: 2d64 – Being head of state has nothing to do with expertise but is mostly about entertainment



What do you need more: Competency or the appeal to the masses? Is the role of a head of state more ceremonial and communicative or do we expect them to make competent decisions?


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episode 64: 2d64 – Being head of state has nothing to do with expertise but is mostly about entertainment



What do you need more: Competency or the appeal to the masses? Is the role of a head of state more ceremonial and communicative or do we expect them to make competent decisions?


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episode 63: 2D63 – Canada made a mistake in legalizing canabis!



Not too long ago Canada legalized marijuana and is one of very few countries taking that step. Maybe it is not a very good idea after all?


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2D62 – Consumer drones should be banned!



Drones are one of these fields that grow like crazy with over 1m devices in private use in the US alone and a growing scene of drone fans. Should we put a stop to that and keep drones out of the hands of the public or is there no need for banning?


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2d61 – The death of one dissident is more important than the death of 40 Yemeni children!



Today's episode is about the brutal murder of Jamal Kashoggi, about the Saudi regime and about the war in Yemen which it fights without any regard for the loss of civil lives and with weapons and money from the West.  Can we weight one against the other? Well, Sebastian and Dirk try...


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episode 60: 2d60 – It is critical for democracies to have satire political parties and clown politicians!



There is one thing Sebastian and Dirk agree in this motion: In a free democracy clowns and satire politicians have a right to run for office and no one should ban them. But then Dirk would insist that this not to say that having clowns in races is necessary or even critical.  This debate was one of the rare examples where we were in the same room and did not debate through an online connection. Let us know if you can hear the difference :-)


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 2018-11-08  26m
 
 

2d59 – Facebook is dead!



Is facebook here to stay or a dead man walking?


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 2018-11-01  22m
 
 

2d58 – Should inheritance money be capped?



2d58 - Should inheritance money be capped?


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 2018-10-25  n/a
 
 

episode 57: 2d57 – Stop blaming filter bubbles, they’re nothing new!



Filterbubbles, echo chambers, network effects... there are many ways to claim that the new media world and especially the social media giants in Silicon Valley are to blame for everything that goes wrong these days. Who knows, maybe this is even a threat to democracy itself? Today Sebastian will argue that this is nothing but a relabeling of something that is as old as humankind and Dirk will make a case for the differences in a hyperconnected world...


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 2018-10-18  33m