WWOTS 018: I Feel Like I Always Get Put In The Dumb Group


Mike and Jon discuss how words for specific places or things generalize before exploring some simple strategies for improving memory retention when studying or reading books. They then break down the relationships between population decline, economic growth, and national debts, and Japan’s acute dangers with these.

Listen to this Episode and Learn:

  • How words with specific means expand and generalize

  • How to remember more of what you read and study

  • The relationships between growth in population, the economy, and public finances

Mentioned in the Episode:

Paradise Lost - Pandemonium

Sandwich - etymology

Bedlam - English insane asylum

House on Haunted Hill

The Forgetting Curve

The Learning Curve

University Of Richmond

Greenspan: The Age of Turbulence

Japan’s Population Growth

Japan’s National Debt