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Cognitive Dissidents

Uncertainty and Ideology

Cognitive Dissidents
Cognitive Dissidents

Jacob and Rob get introspective and take a step back from the day-to-day grind of the newsflow recently to talk about the rise of uncertainty, the importance of what you choose to pay attention to, and the impact of ideology on geopolitical constraints. Along the way they talk about U.S.-Venezuela relations, the Israeli-Palestinian War, Hindu nationalism, the future of Mexico, and more.



(00:00) - Intro

(3:35) - Attention and Uncertainty

(12:55) - Fear and Uncertainty

(17:50) - Why are markets so unstable right now?

(25:33) - The Law of Unintended Consequences

(36:00) - Are we headed in a good direction?

(41:08) - Does a multi-polar world increase the importance of ideology and preferences relative to constraints?

(56:25) - Ideologies are malleable at the moment

(01:02:05) - How do we apply these concept in investment?


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