Apr 29 • 27M

Audio From A Collapsing State: The Media's Fear Incentive

Complaints about Joe Biden's "boring" presidency reveal a deeper problem: our media is programmed to profit off instability and chaos

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A periodic podcast addressing the continued political and economic crisis of this strange, modern moment.
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In this episode of Audio From A Collapsing State, I dig into a new article from Politico that reveals a fundamentally damning truth about American media. The profit motives of our networks, newspapers, and media infrastructure is tied to perpetuating fear among the populace, which gives demagogues and authoritarians like Donald Trump, and those who will follow in his footsteps, a dangerous advantage. If we don’t address this problem, or learn from past mistakes, things are going to get a whole lot worse.

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