The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 64: Can WHO Be Cured?

The Looking Forward Podcast Episode 64: Can WHO Be Cured?

Just as Trump throws a grenade at the WHO it agrees to a bodged up review into the coronavirus pandemic. Is there a place for a global health organisation that has underperformed and who is possibly doing more harm than good? (2:20-16:10) Peter Ridd, featured on the IPA’s new Heretic Podcast, was sacked by James Cook University for speaking out against its climate change studies. The Heretic’s auteur Gideon Rozner tells how the Podcast came to be (16:10-30:56) The ACCC is drafting a code which will force technology giants to pay media companies for their news. Is this just evening up the bargaining power or a catastrophically dumb and outrageous example of government sanctioned theft (thanks Chris)? (30:56-50:40) Your hosts Scott Hargreaves and Dr Chris Berg are joined by the IPA’s Gideon Rozner to answer these questions as well as share their culture picks. This week’s picks include the hit Australian TV series Lego Masters, Peter Coleman’s The Liberal Conspiracy and the Netflix film Have a Good Trip. (50:40-1:08:24)

 

Show Notes

The Heretic Membership Offer

https://ipa.org.au/hereticoffer

 

Donald Trump’s letter to Dr. Tedros of the World Health Organisation

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1262577580718395393

 

ACCC calls for consultation to set news bargain between Google, Facebook and media; Lilly Vitorovich and Leo Shanahan

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/accc-calls-for-consultation-to-set-new-bargain-between-google-facebook-and-media/news-story/c939c778bb7d72aa3dd2cb717c816b83

 

Lego Can Avoid Ai WeiWei, But It Can’t Avoid Politics; Chris Berg

https://chrisberg.org/2015/10/lego-can-avoid-ai-weiwei-but-it-cant-avoid-politics/

 

Did Lego Really Block Ai WeiWei?; Scott Hargreaves

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/did-lego-really-block-ai-weiwei-scott-hargreaves/

 

 

Culture Picks

Lego Masters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Masters_(Australian_TV_series)

 

The Liberal Conspiracy: The Congress for Culture Freedom and the Struggle for the Mind of Postwar Europe; Peter Coleman

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/0029064813/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9JZWEbGWJZ2QM

 

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/have_a_good_trip_adventures_in_psychedelics

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