Vanessa and Casper explore the theme of confusion in chapter seven of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They discuss Hagrid's magical umbrella, the usefulness of mantras, and what the 'mudblood' incident can help us understand about systemic racism. Throughout the episode they consider the question: When faced with pernicious confusion, what's our best course of action?
This episode is sponsored by Blue Apron and LifeAfter. This week's voicemail is thanks to Andrew McIntyre.
Chad Morganlander of Washington Crossing Advisors predicts global economic growth will slow down in the coming year. He also thinks the Trump stock rally is based on economic and earnings expectations that are a bit ahead of themselves.