coronavirus

The Left’s Lost Love, Brexit and the Covid Flat Curvers

In this outdoor, socially intimate edition, Andrew asks whether the Left have lost their traditional hard working ethos in favour of the politics of envy, Nic finally finds something he thinks Boris is doing right – Brexit, and can we come up with a better term for lockdown scepticism?

From our local country park, and now available again on YouTube and your favourite podcast app.

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Why don’t the left get memes?

In another Sounding Board Short, we talk about Andrew’s meme on teaching unions that went started some hilarious twitter encounters, and the latest nonsense from local authorities advising schools not to open.

Why don’t those on the left actually get memes?

Did this one in particular hit a nerve with teachers?

When will schools actually open, and will they be an environment parents will want to send their children back to?

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Revised Regulations, Shameful Schools and Manipulating Models

In this edition, we talk about the new, revised regulations that have just come into force during the current covid-19 lockdown.
We talk about the effects of the lockdown so far, and indeed the social distancing guidance that occurred beforehand. What are the chances of you succumbing to sars-cov-19 right now? Are you more at risk from some horrific trouser related accident?
We discuss how schools are interpreting the regulations, and indeed the guidance, which already goes further than the regulations itself.
Finally, we take a second look at Neil Ferguson’s computer model and ask ourselves what it tells us about the people who programmed it.
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Ferguson’s Fall, Imperfect Polling and Messy Modelling

As Neil Ferguson is revealed to have broken the lockdown that his infamous computer model insisted we must institute, we talk about poetic justice, elitism and whether Professor Ferguson should ever have been trusted based on his catastrophic track record.

We also take a look at the computer code behind the Imperial College model and why it should never, ever have been given the time of day.

Andrew observes different responses to the Ferguson’s fall from grace from the political left and right, whilst wondering if Carol Cadwalladr is actually a creation of Andrew Doyle and Nic asks whether Universal Basic Income could work for healthcare.

Finally, we ask why do the polls show such support for the lockdown and for not relaxing it? Nic has a theory but do you agree?

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Our NHS – Operation Human Shield

In another Lockdown edition, we talk about Boris’s message to the public on leaving the hospital, and how he’s positioning himself as not just the ultimate centrist, but the ultimate NHS Tory.

Just how much of GDP will be taken up by the NHS in the future?

Will the government’s handling of the pandemic mean that Labour are a shoe in at the next election? Or are any new labour leaders just filling a vacancy and nothing more.

Can Operation: Human Shield last long enough to allow some new ventilators to be approved by the UK’s cumbersome regulatory regime?

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COVID-19: The Economy, The New Laws and The Libertarian Option

In the second of our locked down podcasts, we discuss (as expected) the latest news around COVID-19.

We start by differentiating between SARS-COV-2 (The latest coronavirus from China) and COVID-19 (the respiratoty disease caused by the virus) before moving on to the economy and the effects it has had, and will have on our lives in the future.

We then discuss the new laws that have just been put in place and how overzealous police forces are taking it upon themselves to enforce more than the laws themselves.

Finally, we chat about what may have happened under a more liberal, libertarian system. How would people react if they knew the government wouldn’t interfere in their lives? Would people finally be able to think for themselves?

You can find Hector Drummond’s blog, by clicking here.

The new legislation for the UK lockdown can be found by clicking here.

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Regulation: Changing attitudes and Unintended Consequences

In the first of our lockdown editions, we focus on regulation.

Are we seeing a change in attitudes towards regulation? As swathes of regulations and licences are suspended or temporarily rescinded due to Covid-19, are people finally realising that regulation can be a bad thing? Even though draconian restrictions on movement and business have been brought in, supposedly to deal with the pandemic, are we showing that regulations get in the way of business and cause more harm than good?

We also talk about the unintended consequences of the state creating rules and regulations before talking about how the lockdown is affecting people and how the police are going far beyond their remit.

You can find Hector Drummond’s blog, by clicking here.

Coronavirus Shows Our Reliance On The ‘Precautionary Principle’ Has Ruined Our Ability To Manage Risk: https://science20.org/david-zaruk/20200320/coronavirus-shows-our-reliance-precautionary-principle-has-ruined-our-ability

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Covid-19 State Expansion, Everyone’s a Right Winger and Panic Buying Baileys

Our last recording before the lockdown, we explore Commander Sunak’s budget-busting spending pledges in reaction to the Coronavirus, and whether no one is a Libertarian in a pandemic, or conversely everyone is.

With the lockdown rules about to be announced, we explain how the government’s response is an entirely right wing one, and why the left wing opposition waved through the budget – no questions asked.

We explore the politics of post-Covid-19, and how Boris can become the Ultimate Centrist off the back of all this spending.

How important is democracy? Should you be panic buying Baileys? And don’t you just wish we were all talking about Brexit again?

Coronavirus Shows Our Reliance On The ‘Precautionary Principle’ Has Ruined Our Ability To Manage Risk: https://science20.org/david-zaruk/20200320/coronavirus-shows-our-reliance-precautionary-principle-has-ruined-our-ability

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