Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Episode 23: Fred Phelps and Society is Collapsing!

Norma joins Bart to discuss a report that society will be falling apart, Fred Phelps is dying and Norma takes issue with Pete and Bart's discussion on responsibility.

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Show notes:
  • Feedback on the Bitcoin episode
  • People have short memories and only care when it directly affects them
  • Norma has feedback regarding the personal responsibility discussion
  • She thinks Pete and Bart were both off
  • Fred Phelps is dying (he was excommunicated from the Westboro Baptist Church?!)
  • New study says society will collapse due to resource mismanagement and wealth inequality
  • People don't comprehend the magnitude of wealth inequality
  • Sbarro's and Quiznos are in Chapter 11 - are they the first of the low hanging fruit to get hit with ongoing inequality?
  • Norma thinks this one was our most boring episode yet!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed your comments about wealth inequality. I can't believe some of the things I hear about the "rich". What they cannot be comprehended by those of us in the "Middle Class". I have enjoyed all of the Podcasts and learned something from each one. You might as well be in the ground if you can't learn something new every day.