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S4E35: Baron Black of Crossharbour | Lord Conrad Black

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

5 Jul 2021

2hr 27mins

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S4E35: Baron Black of Crossharbour | Lord Conrad Black

5 Jul 2021

2hr 27mins

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Quote

"Journalism is in fact history on the run. And courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular."

Ideas

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It's hard to wake up at 5am and work when you're sleeping on silk sheets.
Once someone is extremely successful, it's hard for some of them to stay motivated and disciplined to work as hard as they once did.

The same in business; once a business is successful, they often do much less than what they once had to do to become successful in the first place.

Which is when there's new hungrier people and businesses that come in and take over.

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It's hard to wake up at 5am and work when you're sleeping on silk sheets.
Once someone is extremely successful, it's hard for some of them to stay motivated and disciplined to work as hard as they once did.

The same in business; once a business is successful, they often do much less than what they once had to do to become successful in the first place.

Which is when there's new hungrier people and businesses that come in and take over.

2

I just couldn't see how we could hold ourselves as a traditional news publisher against the internet.
We put up websites ourselves, but they were really just attempts to bring people to buy the physical papers.

The problem with the entire industry's response to the internet was that we were trying to get readers to pay for the huge physical plants that printed the papers and the vast networks that distributed them, whilst the internet didn't charge it's customers anything.

The internet was able to charge nothing because they had no cost in either of these, whilst if we charged nothing, there would've been no way we'd survive.

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I just couldn't see how we could hold ourselves as a traditional news publisher against the internet.
We put up websites ourselves, but they were really just attempts to bring people to buy the physical papers.

The problem with the entire industry's response to the internet was that we were trying to get readers to pay for the huge physical plants that printed the papers and the vast networks that distributed them, whilst the internet didn't charge it's customers anything.

The internet was able to charge nothing because they had no cost in either of these, whilst if we charged nothing, there would've been no way we'd survive.

3

All emphasis in American prisons is on punishment, retribution, and disparagement, and almost none is on rehabilitation.
When we don't give those that need the help of rehabilitation the most, how can we expect there to be healing and reform of these people?

Imprisonment is a way of pretending to solve the problem of crime, but it does nothing for the victims of crime. It is a cruel and useless substitute for the elimination of those conditions--poverty, unemployment, homelessness, desperation, racism, greed--which are at the root of most punished crime.

3

All emphasis in American prisons is on punishment, retribution, and disparagement, and almost none is on rehabilitation.
When we don't give those that need the help of rehabilitation the most, how can we expect there to be healing and reform of these people?

Imprisonment is a way of pretending to solve the problem of crime, but it does nothing for the victims of crime. It is a cruel and useless substitute for the elimination of those conditions--poverty, unemployment, homelessness, desperation, racism, greed--which are at the root of most punished crime.

Questions

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Can you think of something that was hard to become motivated in because you already achieved some of your goals?

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Can you think of something that was hard to become motivated in because you already achieved some of your goals?

What else is in the episode

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His childhood, university experience and how he came to own one of the largest newspaper companies

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His childhood, university experience and how he came to own one of the largest newspaper companies

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Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and others

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Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and others

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Why he doesn't believe presidents should have term limits

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Why he doesn't believe presidents should have term limits

Who is Conrad Black?

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The founder of Canada's National Post, which was one of the world's largest newspaper groups. He served time in prison for mail fraud and obstruction of justice, before being granted a presidential pardon by Donald Trump. He is also the author of many biographies on people like the Quebec premier Maurice Duplessis, U.S. presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Donald Trump.

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The founder of Canada's National Post, which was one of the world's largest newspaper groups. He served time in prison for mail fraud and obstruction of justice, before being granted a presidential pardon by Donald Trump. He is also the author of many biographies on people like the Quebec premier Maurice Duplessis, U.S. presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Donald Trump.

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