Why Western governments are so dangerously broken, and how to fix them before an even more catastrophic crisis.
Dominic was Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister during COVID, and before that, director of Vote Leave (which masterminded the 2016 Brexit referendum).
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dominic-cummings-covid-brexit-fixing-western-governance/id1516093381?i=1000634919285 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6HHku14yskmTwQR0IcYXOw?si=MQcsWkwDTRauk5yp7ZtLZg Transcript: https://www.dwarkeshpatel.com/p/dominic-cummings
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Timestamps (00:00:00) - One day in COVID… (00:08:26) - Why is government broken? (00:29:10) - Civil service (00:38:27) - Opportunity wasted? (00:49:35) - Rishi Sunak and Number 10 vs 11 (00:55:13) - Cyber, nuclear, bio risks (01:02:04) - Intelligence & defense agencies (01:23:32) - Bismarck & Lee Kuan Yew (01:37:46) - How to fix the government? (01:56:43) - Taiwan (02:00:10) - Russia (02:07:12) - Bismarck’s career as an example of AI (mis)alignment (02:17:37) - Odyssean education