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My first sound blog – in which I talk to you about the shock I got when I first travelled abroad (to Australia)

In this sound blog I outline the shock I got when I first travelled abroad – to Australia.

I also outline the great challenge I had in shifting from my “I know better than you” mindset (statism) to “the market knows far more than me” (capitalism).

All my IAS colleagues continue to suffer from the statist syndrome. I’ve not come across anyone of them who consider the free market to be a superior way to organise society.

And, of course, our “great” politicians would never agree that markets know better.

Sad, as Trump would say.

CLICK THE ARROW BELOW TO LISTEN.

Note to self: It took me 11 minutes or so to record this on my smartphone (11 minutes is not a big deal – I can spare such time quite often), 2 minutes to download to my local computer from the phone, then 5 minutes to upload and edit + 3 minutes to cut-past + embed on this blog.

So it takes 10 minutes extra to the sound. Still probably worthwhile, in the overall scheme of things (writings takes far more time; videos are particularly hard and take a long time to upload).

Downside: people take a lot longer to listen than to read, so this method will be an impost on readers’ time.

However – this way I can say some things that I would never, ever, get time to say.

Overall – worth trying again.

SOUNDCLOUD ISSUE: Soundcloud provides 3 hours of upload time with a free account. That’s pretty limited and will get consumed pretty soon.

I might shift to some other method shortly.

Sanjeev Sabhlok

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2 thoughts on “My first sound blog – in which I talk to you about the shock I got when I first travelled abroad (to Australia)
  1. almostaristotle

    You don’t need soundcloud though, you can simply record audio to youtube and share the link and leave the video to be a static image. Another way is to just record an MP3 and upload to your server and leave a link in the sidebar.

    Youtube idea can be powerful though. Much easier to be discovered and track views.

    There are also plugins like http://www.podpress.org/ you look at.

    Cheers!

     

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