ClandesTime 112 – Billions

From Spy Culture:

Pearse Redmond joins us to discuss the TV series Billions, which mixes elements of legal thrillers, human drama, sexual fetishes, 9/11 insider trading and deep politics. We examine the characters in the film and how they are metaphors for the philosophical conflict at the heart of American politics between individual free will and the need for government as a restricting force. In short, Axe represents Ayn Rand and Chuck represents James Madison. We also look at several supporting characters including the non-binary Taylor who works at Axe’s hedge fund, Chuck’s father and his deep political friend Black Jack Foley, and how both sides in this conflict use coded language and spycraft as weapons against the other.

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  • Ken Freeland  On June 13, 2017 at 11:02 am

    So… Is Porkins Great Game over with, then? 

    • porkinspolicyreview  On June 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

      No. I don’t know how many times I can say this but I will say it again: Christoph and I want to start the show up again but both of us are busy with a lot of other things and it has been hard to find the time to do the show. I am not making this up. We
      have very busy lives both professionally and personally. It will happen when it happens. Everyone really need to chill out with this. People are acting like we are letting them down with not doing the show. It is our fucking show and we will do it when we want to.

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