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Jeffrey Lewis on the most common misconceptions about nuclear weapons

Another case where everything I know is wrong

The 80,000 Hours Podcast featured Jeffrey Lewis to explain the history and realities of nuclear weapons policy: Jeffrey Lewis on the most common misconceptions about nuclear weapons.

Always interesting to learn just how much I know is deeply and completely wrong.

There is a lot here about the realities of how policy decisions are made in general. Funding considerations are an even longer component than I had realized.

Much of it is obvious in retrospect, but not things I would have ever thought of on my own.

 

 

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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