Ireland: Austerity Poster Child

FT Alphachat | 15 June 2017 | 0h 58m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Fascinating insights on Ireland’s recession. Explains that the openness of Ireland’s economy, with relatively large imports and exports as a share of the economy, was more determinative of the shape of the recession than decisions around the extent of austerity. Lessons for New Zealand given the parallels including overseas borrowing pushing up property prices.

Barbara Coloroso – Kids Are Worth It

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 30 October 2018 | 2h 03m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Barbara Coloroso, author of the parenting classic Kids Are Worth It. Coloroso shares her foundational principles of child-rearing, how to get kids to be accountable for their actions, and what we can do as parents to raise confident, happy children.

Michael Munger on Sharing, Transaction Costs, and Tomorrow 3.0

EconTalk | 29 October 2018 | 1h 10m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Economist Michael Munger talks about his book, Tomorrow 3.0. Munger uses the rise of companies like Uber and AirBnB to illustrate the role of transaction costs in understanding the sharing economy. Users and providers can find each other more easily through their smartphones, increasing opportunity. Munger expects these costs to fall elsewhere and predicts an expansion of the sharing economy to a wide array of items in our daily lives.

Robert Greene – The Laws of Human Nature

The James Altucher Show | 23 October 2018 | 1h 30m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Robert Greene on the ideas in The Laws of Human Nature, which explains the hidden science behind human behaviour. Greene explains why we see so much irrational behaviour around us and in ourselves. Includes concrete advice on ways you can start to change your behaviour.

Losses Loom Large

Choiceology with Katy Milkman | 29 October 2018 | 0h 34m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Uses emotionally powerful stories and academic experts to explain loss aversion – the irrational way we distinguish between losses and gain – and the link between loss aversion and unethical choices.

How to Save a Stranger’s Life

Future Perfect | 15 October 2018 | 0h 21m | Listen Later  | iTunes
An introduction to Effective Altruism, the movement to make charitable giving more effective, illustrated with a story of donating a kidney to a stranger.

Has the West Lost It? Can Asia Save It?

Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking | 24 April 2018 | 1h 31m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Kishore Mahbubani (former Singapore Ambassador to UN and President of the UN Security Council) on the ideas in his book Has the West Lost It?: A Provocation. Argues that global power is shifting from the West to the Rest – from Europe and North America to Asia and Africa. Suggests changes required in the West and the Rest to manage the shift gracefully for long-term stability.

Blacklisted In China

Planet Money | 26 October 2018 | 0h 20m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Describes China’s experiment developing a social credit score, which expands beyond financial credit to such things as work and traffic behaviours in order to help people trust each other more. Low scores effectively blacklist you from society.