David Friedman – The Machinery of Freedom

Ideas Having Sex | 4 March 2024 | 1h 24m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David Friedman about his book The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism. Delves into libertarian anarchism, explaining how many of the functions we assume we need from the government can be privately contracted.

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The Godfather of Influence w/ Dr. Robert Cialdini

We Study Billionaires | 22 March 2024 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Robert Cialdini about his book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. Discusses the story of Charlie Munger giving a Berkshire A share to Cialdini; How Buffett and Munger use reciprocity to enrich the world and themselves; what Cialdini learned in his personal interactions with Munger; how the commitment and consistency bias affect investors; how to utilize the principles of Influence honestly and ethically; why trust is at the foundation of all great business relationships; why the principle of scarcity is so powerful even in a world full of abundance; and how to guard against the liking bias when assessing management.

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The Patriarchal Political Order: Soledad Artiz Prillaman

Rocking Our Priors | 23 March 2024 | 1h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Soledad Artiz Prillaman about her book The Patriarchal Political Order: The Making and Unraveling of the Gendered Participation Gap in India. Discusses that India’s high female electoral turnout belies their lack of political agency, with women unable to participate in politics because that would undermine male status.

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From Ploughs to Cash Cows: A Short History of Economics

Conversations | 21 February 2024 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Andrew Leigh about his book The Shortest History of Economics. Backgrounds the economic forces behind human history. Argues that the most powerful insights come from a handful of big ideas that almost anyone can follow.

See also the interview about his earlier book Randomistas, about using random trials for evidence-based policy.

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The Deep Conflict Between Our Work and Parenting Ideals

The Ezra Klein Show | 22 March 2024 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Caitlyn Collins about her book Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving. Discusses how work-family policies in Sweden frame spending time with children as a right rather than a privilege, how these policies have transformed the gender norms around parenting, why family-friendly policies across the globe don’t increase birthrates, how cultural pressures to be both an ideal worker and an ideal parent often clash, why many parents feel it’s impossible to have more than one or two children, how cultural discourse has led younger women to “dread” motherhood, and more.

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The Men Who Started a Thinking Revolution

Freakonomics Radio | 5 January 2017 | 0h 35m | Listen Later  | Spotify
Daniel Kahneman has died at 90 (NY Times obituary). This 2017 interview with Michael Lewis about his book The Undoing Project explains how his work with Amos Tversky redefined how the human mind works and explains how the behavioral economics that they started has had a profound effect on academia, governments, and society at large.

See other episodes with Daniel Kahneman.

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Alec Stapp – Progress is a Policy Choice

Infinite Loops | 15 February 2024 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alec Stapp about the Institute for Progress, a non-partisan innovation policy think tank aiming to “accelerate scientific, technological and industrial progress while safeguarding humanity’s future.” Discusses setting up a new think tank to achieve change in the age of lobbying, why bipartisanship is underrated, reframing to achieve progress, reducing NIMBYism, government and technology, and more.

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Copyrights Are Out of Control

KERA’s Think | 4 March 2024 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David Bellos about his book Who Owns this Sentence? A History of Copyrights and Wrongs. Describes the history of copyright, from its 18C origins to limit printers’ control of books, through its expansion to include computer programs and more. Argues that copyright has been a driver of inequality.

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