Hossenfelder is a Research Associate at the Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies. Her research areas include particle physics and quantum gravity. She discusses the current state of theoretical physics, and her recent book Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray.
“Or, to put it into layman’s terms, the more energy you put into a social system, the more difficult it will be to know what’s eventually going to happen to it. You make turbulence. You introduce a chaotic system state. You lose control of the system you’re trying to change to be the way you want it to be. And you’re just going to be more likely to lose control the more you accelerate and pump energy into the system.”
I speak to Carlo about modernity as the elimination of the supernatural, atheism as the ultimate outcome of rationalism, the role of Marxism in the developments of recent history, transgender ideology as the next step in a gnostic unraveling, the convergence of the thought of Girard and Del Noce, asking questions as the first step and much more. Carlo Lancellotti is a Professor of Mathematics at the College of Staten Island, a Faculty in Physics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and one of the world’s foremost experts in philosopher Augusto del Noce, whose works he has translated into English. Available currently are The Crisis of Modernity, The Age of Secularization, and the Problem of Atheism.
– Powell’s .75% increase: ain’t Volcker, but it’s somethin’
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“…the global lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 caused a collapse of global supply chains in durable goods and industrial components, as well as of cheap, flexible and abundant labour in low and middle-income countries. These foreign supply-side bottlenecks, which in turn were exacerbated in several countries by domestic supply-side bottlenecks — such as a shortage of long-haul truck drivers and dock workers in the US and UK — are the reason prices were on the rise well before the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine. In other words, lockdowns are to blame — not the fiscal measures adopted to dampen their effects. This is what we might call lockdown inflation, which is now flaring up once again due to the recent Chinese lockdowns. In recent months, the Ukraine war and the sanctions on Russia have caused inflation, especially energy and food prices, to grow at an even faster pace. These price rises have several self-reinforcing causes. On the one hand, the conflict has directly disrupted exports of crude oil, natural gas, grains, fertiliser and metals, pushing up energy, food and commodity prices. These supply-side problems have been further exacerbated by the West’s utterly self-defeating sanctions against Russia, which have left European countries scrambling for more expensive alternatives to Russian oil from America and Africa — as well as by speculation in commodity (futures) markets.”
Ian Bremmer, a renowned political scientist, is President and Founder of the Eurasia Group and GZERO Media. His latest book is The Power of Crisis: How Three Threats—and Our Response—Will Change the World. In this week’s conversation, Yascha Mounk and Ian Bremmer discuss why Russia’s war on Ukraine has become more difficult to follow, the opportunities that crises offer for global cooperation, and how today’s problems are shaping the institutions of tomorrow.
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