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HS 550: LAB GIRL, The Story of More, Price of Progress by Hope Jahren, University of Oslo

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Lab Girl

Jason Hartman discusses the impact that the spike in unemployment will have on mortgage delinquencies and how one feels personally about job security. Real estate listings are at a staggering low, what does this mean?

Hope Jahren is today’s guest, and she is here to discuss her book, The Story of More, and how the Earth feels about the mess that we’ve made. Hope shares her thoughts on consumption trends and the overuse of a lot of products. How can we fix this? Decisions about small things can work exponentially. 

Key Takeaways:

[2:30] Expectations of losing a job or leaving voluntarily. 

[5:00] Real estate listings have declined by 70%.

[11:15] The spike in unemployment is signaling a potential increase in mortgage delinquencies. 

[15:00] Hope Jahren

[16:00] What’s going on in Norway with the Coronavirus pandemic?

[17:45] Using smog levels as an indicator of how active the economy is.

[24:00] We overuse a lot of products, but are we using less of anything?

[29:00] The little changes we can make as individuals that work for the greater good.

[33:00] Our meat consumption is way over what’s needed.




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