Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
Very often what he's saying is, "You come to me with a framework and that framework is poisoned." 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
Neither of them is analytically sharp and we are threatened by codes, drones, and viruses. 
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
It's an incredibly technical world and we have child-like conversations. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
Everyone else cannot carry that person in an attempt to reason morally about a technical issue.
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
People say, 'we need more heart' but very often you don't. Clean thinking is more important. 
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
And then you can incorporate morals and humanity concerns at a different layer. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
And I think what we're seeing is, this isn't probably the best way of funding our future. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
I do believe in structural oppression but this is not the way you fight it. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
But maybe that person votes for Trump because he believes we need a wrecking ball. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
And not understanding the law of unintended consequences. 
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
It has now lead us to no one being able to make an adult decision and rational conclusions. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
So if we dream about us all being equal economically, we may be dreaming about ecological disaster. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
The idea of monopoly in violence by the State is an innovation. 
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
A non-monopoly on violence will look like warring factions. That is not good. 
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Joseph Walker
Joseph Walker
So what does adulthood mean to you? 
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
It means that you recognize the level of resolution necessary to take on a problem. 
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
How it requires many resources, a degree of tradeoffs, a level of granularity, and so on. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
Aspiring to equality is incredibly dangerous. I say that even as I have concerns about inequalities
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
You wouldn't want to live in an equal society, you will be miserable. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
and is working far less now and it's going to continue to sputter into the future. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
Some of them are poorly trained, some are well trained. Some of them are great and some are horrible
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
I'm up for re-factoring the criminal justice system but this idea of tear it all down? 
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
This is just an anti-intellectual movement. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
They are getting off their authoritarian tendencies. Same thing with the issue of trans pronouns. 
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Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
I want to hear from somebody who isn't compromised. 
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
And we cannot even find that person, it's amazing! 
Eric Weinstein
Eric Weinstein
The CDC, The Surgeon General, everybody is politically compromised. 
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