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Currents 021: John Robb on Jan 6th, 2021



In this Currents episode, Jim talks to John Robb about the Jan 6th events at the US Capitol. They cover the intelligence & operations failures, the event as an example of domestic opensource insurgency, heterogeneous motivations & intentions among the protesters, self-organizing network tribal dynamics of the right & left, the conspiracy attractor for the insurgents, the criticality … Continue reading Currents 021: John Robb on Jan 6th, 2021


Currents 005: John Robb on Protest Tactics & Reforms



In this Currents episode, Jim talks to John Robb about an article that describes the military-style tactics leading to the capture and burning of a police headquarters in Minneapolis: specialized units, weapons & tactics, and decentralized communications.  How the violent use the non-violent.  Also: the dangers of police militarization, police reform, the potential for cultural change post … Continue reading Currents 005: John Robb on Protest Tactics & Reforms


Extra: Key COVID-19 Decisions with John Robb



In this short extra episode, Jim talks to John Robb about network decision making & consensus vs dissent dynamics, COVID as a decision making test, herd immunity vs social distancing, key population dynamics, John’s big tech solution & its main roadblocks, reflections on UBI & stimulus, the value of simple solutions, the failed US political … Continue reading Extra: Key COVID-19 Decisions with John Robb