April 1st, 2021

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An interesting conversation on sanctions. I was particularly taken in by the consensus opinion that general (non-targeted) sanctions don't work, while whether targeted sanctions work is questionable. At about 57 min, the host touches on the topic of how London is perceived as being dependent on the steady influx of money, dirty or not. And yet, despite his trademark directness, he never questions the very concept of weakening the economic ties with badly behaved countries or individuals. There's this strong "we don't want your dirty money" sentiment, the origins of which I have not yet discovered. Wonder how widespread this sentiment is in the general public. It's rather unintuitive.