The Oracle, with Max Keiser – BBC World News

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The Oracle (&#8220-a satirical look into the future&#8221-), with Max Keiser, on BBC World News.

I have just watched the first edition of this TV show.

  1. There is no mention of collective intelligence and prediction markets, alas.
  2. The format of the show is very well thought out. It is a winner. There is an intro with videos or charts, some cheap talks with the guests, and then &#8220-The Oracle&#8221- (a semi sphere at the center of the TV studio) beams out wildly and delivers a prediction, which the guests are invited to comment on.
  3. Max Keiser is almost awesome and Stacy Herbert (the co-host) is authoritative enough.
  4. It is infotainment &#8212-think of Max Keiser as the Michael Moore of Wall Street.
  5. It is leftist &#8212-that, you already knew.
  6. It is funny. The segment where Max Keiser impersonates Colin Powell at the United Nations is hilarious &#8212-in the new UN speech, Saddam Hussein is replaced by the bankers, and the WMDs are the financial derivatives. A must see.
  7. The guests for the first edition were Jacques Attali, who is a French fraud (along with Bernard-Henri Levy and Alain Minc) in my view, and a British actress known only to her family and friends. They were not stellar, but good enough.
  8. Next week, Nigel Eccles of HubDub will be a guest, I have been told.
  9. Max Keiser has a future in the televised infotainment industry. :-D

UPDATE: Episode One

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