Episode

11/3 A Move To Ceasefire?; & SBF Goes Down w/ Jacob Silverman

November 3, 2023

It’s Casual Friday! Sam and Emma speak with Jacob Silverman, co-author of the book Easy Money: Cryptocurrency, Casino Capitalism, and the Golden Age of Fraud with Ben McKenzie, and host of The Naked Emperor podcast on the CBC, to discuss FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s recent fraud and conspiracy convictions. And, Jacob has a special announcement! First, Sam and Emma run through updates on the FTC’s case against Amazon, more Eric Adams drama, Trump’s fraud case, the EPA, and the US economy, before discussing the Democratic fear-of-ceasefire when doing any messaging – and the importance of that starting to shift Jacob Silverman then joins, diving right into the collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried, the former face of Crypto, beginning one year ago today with the leaking of an FTX balance sheet exposing the first strands of massive conspiracy and fraud between SBF’s companies FTX and Alameda, leading up to this week’s conviction of him and multiple co-conspirators. After walking through the economic exposé, Silverman parses through the uncovering of the farce of SBF’s philosophy of “effective altruism,” and the expansive ties of FTX’s funds, before wrapping up with why this disaster hasn’t tainted the crypto industry as much as would be expected. Sam and Emma also look at the incredible cold-hearted coverage of Palestinians by the mainstream media, and touch on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ comments on the hypocrisy of zionist “democracy.”

And in the Fun Half: Sam and Emma watch Jewish Voice for Peace, the Philly Palestine Coalition, and If Not Now swarm Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, discuss the influence of the war on terror on Netanyahu’s regime, and the potential economic influence of the Ben Gurion Canal on Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine. The GOP turns on Tommy Tuberville, the Las Vegas culinary union plans a strike, and Donald Trump launches Trump University 2.0. The MR Crew remembers Ady Barkan, plus, your IMs!

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