#43 - Systemic Racism, The Bull Case For Canada’s Economy, Twitter Censorship & Sentiment Analysis

  
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In this episode, we address racism, the chaos taking place in the United States and why the stock market is largely decoupled from record-high unemployment. We go on to discuss censorship on social media and whether Twitter went too far with Donald Trump’s tweets. Lastly, making the bull case for Canada’s economy and why it might be one of the most well-positioned countries for recovery.

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Links mentioned.

Local Atlanta Rapper speaks out about the protests.


Data highlighting systemic racism. This is old data from Canada but you can compare this to average median household income based on ethnicity in the United States here.


A better understanding of how privilege works.


Twitter hides Donald Trump’s tweet for glorifying violence.

@TwitterComms

We have placed a public interest notice on this Tweet from @realdonaldtrump

 12:17 AM – May 29, 2020


The sentiment of global tweets was the saddest day in the history of Twitter on May 29th.

This is concerning because of Rene Girard’s idea of mimetic desire.


A great article on the psychology of money and why long term optimistic investors are likely to prevail. Link

If you’re interested in following “moonshot” innovations check out what Josh Wolfe is doing at Lux Capital.


Prediction.

Canada is relatively well-positioned to make a strong economic recovery. For one, it’s in the political best interest for the stock market to do well, but also because our interest rates are still positive, we’re neighbors to a country with the strongest military on earth and based on the economic collapse of South American countries our oil is looking more and more attractive to the US. (listen to the last 10 minutes of the episode for more details)