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Jan. 11, 2024

E10: Prediction markets are a trillion dollar opportunity. Why aren’t they working yet?

E10: Prediction markets are a trillion dollar opportunity. Why aren’t they working yet?

This week on The Riff, Erik and Byrne talk about why you should ignore the 2024 presidential election news cycle, the barriers to the success of prediction markets, why the United States can't be a net exporter, and more.

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This week on The Riff, Erik and Byrne talk about why you should ignore the 2024 presidential election news cycle, the barriers to the success of prediction markets, why the United States can't be a net exporter, and more.

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TIMESTAMPS:

(00:00) Intro

(00:50) Byrne talks about why we should ignore stuff about politics for this 2024 election

(07:35) The underrated impact of either a Biden or Trump presidency

(12:12) The barriers to the success of prediction markets

(16:27) Sponsor | Shopify

(18:10) Prediction markets for career success

(24:20) The economics of information and the give-to-get model

(30:53) Mass adoption of prediction markets

(35:35) Why do companies by expensive headquarters?

(45:10) Industry talent cycles

(51:32) Russia and China - build economic blocks from net exporters

(56:55) Wrap

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Producer: Sam Kaufman

Editor: Seven Morris

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