The New Atlantis: Charter Cities

Beneath the Surface: An Infrastructure Podcast | 5 May 2022 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Each year, tens of millions of people migrate from rural areas to cities—mostly in emerging economies, where populations are growing faster than governments can create basic infrastructure. To address the challenges of urbanization without industrialization, development experts, economists, and policymakers have proposed solutions spanning from increased immigration to better family planning.

This episode considers whether charter cities could be a path to accelerating growth in emerging economies.

This is the first episode of a new podcast from Stripe Press on infrastructure.

How to Fix the Housing Market

The New Bazaar | 21 April 2022 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jenny Schuetz about her book Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing System. Discusses the housing market in all of its complexity, the reasons it’s broken for so many people, the entrenched barriers to fixing it – and some ideas that just might work.

The Road to Peace and Prosperity: A Conversation with Barry Weingast

The Governance Podcast | 31 October 2018 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | Podcasts
Interview with Barry Weingast about his book Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History, co-authored with Douglass C. North and John Joseph Wallis. Argues that developing countries are often held back by the need to privilege some actors in order to forestall violence.

Neil Dahlstrom on Tractor Wars

The Meb Faber Show | 20 April 2022 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Neil Dahlstrom about his book Tractor Wars: John Deere, Henry Ford, International Harvester, and the Birth of Modern Agriculture. Discusses the evolution of the tractor industry touching on all the major players; the different strategies each company took around pricing and distribution; and finishes on the future with things like autonomous tractors and drone technology.

Everyone Wants a Silicon Valley feat. Dan Breznitz

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 28 March 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Dan Breznitz about his book Innovation in Real Places: Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World. Discusses innovation policy – the global fragmentation of production, innovation vs. invention, luxury shoes, and what’s wrong with the intellectual property system that we have today.

Bryan Caplan – How Do We Fix The Housing Crisis?

The Curious Task | 23 February 2022 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bryan Caplan about his upcoming book Build, Baby, Build. Discusses novel solutions to the housing crisis, his affinity for graphic novels as a teaching tool, and the market-based approaches that are already working despite what our psychology is leading us to believe.

Liam Vaughan – Manhunt for a Savant

dunc tank | 6 September 2020 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Liam Vaughan about his book Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History. Describes how Navinder Singh Sarao made $70m trading from a bedroom in his parents’ house; his frustrations that exchanges did nothing to police spoof trades; the trading processes he then used to exploit spoof trades; and his role in the 2010 flash crash.

Thinking Like an Economist with Elizabeth Popp Berman

The Rhodes Center Podcast | 11 February 2022 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Elizabeth Popp Berman about her book Thinking Like an Economist: How Efficiency Replaced Equality in US Public Policy. Discusses how economic reasoning came to dominate and push out other considerations in public policy. Argues that this was more than Chicago School macroeconomics. Highlights microeconomics and the role of the Rand Corporation and the Chicago school of legal scholarship in this paradigm shift.