Category: Downtime

Matt Ridley and Jordan Peterson

This was my weekend watch. It’s a fantastic, far-reaching discussion across the evolution of virtue, morality, free trade and more. It touches on the green revolution and on Ridley’s Rational Optimist perspective (similar to Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now.

In fact, it’s all that you might expect from a discussion between Peterson and Ridley.

Well worth a watch.

Nazareth – a reminder from Cultural Offering

Kurt’s Cultural Offering adds the mighty Nazareth to his catalogue of Essential Mixes.

What a great band. I saw them, when I was still at school, at the Inverness Ice Rink. They were/are one of the few bands that continued to record very strong cover versions (Beggar’s Day, Love Hurts, Cocaine, Java Blues etc) alongside their own originals: Hair of the Dog (which Guns ‘n’ Roses later recorded), Expect No Mercy, Holiday etc.

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