Numlock Book Club: The Outlaw Ocean, Discussion Thread #5


By the way we’re about 3 weeks away from The Meritocracy Trap so get ready!

For next week, let’s read chapter 15 and the epilogue.

This week: Indonesia is trying to protect its borders, and Vietnam would like to fish there, but neither particularly cares about where the precise border is. Somalia has illegal fishing, human trafficking, arms trafficking, a royal flush of bad stuff but in the ocean. We’re most of the way through: how do you even begin to solve this? Who do you think should be in charge of the oceans? Is this just the way it’s going to be?