The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast #338 – Jordan Peterson & Stephen J Shaw
Topics Discussed: Who is Stephen J Shaw?, Noticing the problem, Web of small dragons, The Birthgap explained, Hungary, childlessness, Family structure, Involuntary childlessness, If emissions are halved tomorrow…, Suburban ghost towns, A wave of collapses: infrastructure, reality, social security, Immigration, Culture drain, those left behind, Tokyo, 1973 and now, Cultural loss of respect for the elderly, Making his first documentary film at 49, Starting with a question, Is the birth control pill a cause?, When to pursue family and education, The lies we tell young women, procreation problems, Why you really go to college, The fertility window, The connection across borders, Reaching replacement level, Demoralized to the point of inaction, The path to childlessness, Mate selection and hypergamy, The time to decide, The “Population Bomb” was a dud, We do not live in a petri dish, From a point of positivity, The inverted pyramid, Africa and the cycle of booms, Hungary, incentivizing reproduction, The fundamental problem, Holding motherhood as sacred, The need for a plan, Lifelong learning should be a cultural norm.
Stephen is a British national who has studied and lived on three continents. He trained as a computer engineer and then as a data scientist before starting his first film project, Birthgap, at age 49. He maintains the position of President of the data analytics company he co-founded, Autometrics Analytics LLC. Stephen holds an MBA graduate business degree from ISG in Paris, France, and is continuing his studies at Harvard Extension School. He has two adults sons and a teenage daughter.