The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 55: The Patient Needs to Survive the Cure

18 March 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down. Whilst governments all around the world scramble for solutions, what are the policy affects for citizens? (3:25-16:10). Different countries’ approach to the pandemic response highlight complexities of decision making, and the importance of sensibly drawing on rather than deferring to experts. (16:10-26:50) The virus has pricked open many underlying economic issues, is the performance of presenting stimulus packages enough to save Australians? (26:50-45:22) Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg, are joined by the IPA’s Gideon Rozner and Kurt Wallace to discuss these questions and share their culture picks including the computer game Plague Inc, the streaming series Star Trek: Picard, Tim Shipman’s All Out War and Abraham Kuyper’s Our Program: A Christian Political Manifesto. (45:22-1:12:46)

NB: The promoter of the Benedict Option was identified in the episode as Patrick Deneen, however the author is Rod Dreher.

Show Notes

Dutch embrace ‘herd immunity’ as dire death warning prompts UK to change course; Bevan Shields

While other countries lost precious time, Taiwan mobilised to keep COVID-19 at bay; Ben Hurley

Coronavirus spreads quickly and sometimes before people have symptoms, study finds; The University of Texas at Austin

Cut the ‘crapshoot politics’, Mr Morrison, and cut the red tape to set business free; Janet Albrechtsen

World Health Organisation Boot-Licks China, With Deadly Results; Time Andrews

Diamond Princess Mysteries; Willis Eschenbach

Culture Picks

Plague Inc; Ndemic Creations

Star Trek: Picard

All Out War; Tim Shipman

Our Program: A Christian Political Manifesto; Abraham Kuyper

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