The Pestle


Ep 166: “Squid Game”

November 16, 2021

We secretly inspect Hwang Dong-hyuk’s “Squid Game” and discuss:

  • Iconography of Squid Game;
  • Netflix business model, pros and cons;
  • Odds ‘n ends of the story & writing, ATM PIN significance, is there capitalism commentary, the value of a human life;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has [the problem].John Maynard Keynes

Notes & References:
So reports are that Squid Game brought almost $900M to Netflix (apparently it was 654M Pounds)
How the Government values human life at about $10M
John Maynard Keynes (wiki)
The US Federal Reserve has a long history
The term “Quantitative Easing” was used in the 90s far after Keynes’ era, but the QE precedent began in the 1930s and 40s during the Great Depression

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