December 8, 2021

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Its All About The Money

Squid Game, Delusional Rich People, And Why America Loves Capitalist Dystopias

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In this episode, Chelsea dissects our cultural obsession with ‘Squid Game,’ ‘Parasite,’ and other capitalist dystopian media.

Source links:

Dissecting dystopian obsessions:
https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/12/18/536007249/why-teens-find-the-end-of-the-world-so-appealing
https://www.livescience.com/63563-world-emotions-gallup-survey.html
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/10/12/americans-more-pessimistic-life-will-ever-return-to-pre-pandemic-normal-after-brutal-summer-poll-finds/?sh=18784df0477d

William Gibson on the apocalypse: “it’s been happening for at least 100 years”

Squid Game:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/squid-game-netflix-1.6195607

South Korea:

State Department Cable Sees Echoes of Korean Politics in Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’


https://www.statista.com/statistics/789375/south-korea-suicide-death-rate-by-age-group/
https://www.ceicdata.com/datapage/en/search?search_query=south%20korea%20debt

U.S. wealth gap:
https://www.statista.com/statistics/248283/household-debt-ratio-to-gdp-in-the-united-states/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chasewithorn/2021/04/30/american-billionaires-have-gotten-12-trillion-richer-during-the-pandemic/?sh=418ef09ff557
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/09/poverty-america-united-states-covid-coronavirus-pandemic/

Celebrities and the rich:
https://ifunny.co/picture/puddy-pooped-on-the-rug-again-wet-i-am-gonna-1pl1O4Ze7

Rich People Love ‘Parasite’ But Refuse To Learn Anything From It

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