Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Monday, January 6, 2014

America's Coldest News In 100 Years....

The US media's obsession with the cold weather is getting really frustrating. The Earth is millions of years old, "coldest winter in 20" really isn't exciting. But it's a safe, audience-unifying topic to obsess over while avoiding discomforting economic reports, the NSA, and those dreadful way-below-projection Obamacare numbers. I'm not even saying this is some government-directed distraction. Responsible journalism that informs different positions just doesn't pay mega-conglomerates with millions of viewers; so they'd rather encourage everyone to get along by focusing on inconsequential crap  - like in Kindergarten.


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