A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals

The Rubin Report | 25 February 2019 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen discussing Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals. Cowen defines his political position, explains the need for innovation to outpace regulation, reminds us how little we know and sets out the central importance of economic growth. Also touches on crypto, gratitude, climate change, immigration and sourcing talent.

Michael Mayer – Pseudonymous Social Capital and Bottomless Coffee

Invest Like the Best | 12 March 2019 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Mayer of Bottomless, a startup that uses scales to ship coffee as you need it. Insights on education, learning, social media, personal productivity, technology, business and strategy. Interesting throughout.

Game Theory

In Our Time | 10 May 2012 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Discusses game theory, the mathematical study of decision-making, which entails devising ‘games’ to simulate situations of conflict or cooperation. It allows researchers to unravel decision-making strategies, and even to establish why certain types of behaviour emerge. Game theory is now a vital tool in fields such as evolutionary biology, economics, computing and philosophy.

Transgender Life, Liberalism, and Free Trade

The Rubin Report | 30 December 2016 | 1h 25m | Listen Later
Interview with Deirdre McCloskey about her transition from male to female, her career in academia and classical liberalism. Backgrounds the ideas in her Bourgeois series of books, which argue that it was innovation spawned by changing cultural values that sparked the Great Enrichment of the last two hundred years. Interesting throughout.

Michael Munger on Crony Capitalism

EconTalk | 25 February 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Munger, co-author of The Road to Crony Capitalism. Debates whether capitalism is unstable and inevitably leads to crony capitalism. Includes an eloquent explanation of why the 2008 bailouts have undermined faith in capitalism.

Sam Altman on Loving Community, Hating Coworking, and the Hunt for Talent

Conversations with Tyler | 27 February 2019 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging conversation with Sam Altman of Y Combinator. Insights on what it takes to be a successful founder and how to pick founders. Also covers AI, Napoleon, nuclear energy, the Industrial Revolution, coworking spaces, trading off UBI and immigration, and much more.

Alex Danco – Scarcity, Abundance and Bubbles

Invest Like the Best | 12 February 2019 | 1h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alex Danco of VC firm Social Capital. Insights and fresh perspectives on business models, cities, the history and future of transportation, the shift from products to functions, and the rise, fall and usefulness of asset bubbles.