David Henderson on the German Economic Miracle

Economics Detective Radio | 21 October 2017 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Henderson setting out the critical role of currency reforms, the elimination of price controls, and reduced marginal tax rates to the post-war German economic miracle. Downplays the role of the Marshall Plan. Lots of interesting anecdotes. Finishes with background on the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.

Hitchens on Orwell

EconTalk | 17 August 2009 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with the late Christopher Hitchens about George Orwell. Drawing on his book Why Orwell Matters, Hitchens talks about Orwell’s opposition to imperialism, fascism, and Stalinism, his moral courage, and his devotion to language. Along the way, Hitchens makes the case for why Orwell matters.

Appeasement and the Road to World War II

History Extra | 24 June 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tim Bouverie discussing his book Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War. Explores the failed diplomacy that led to World War II and the Nazi domination of Europe.

Green Technology and Early Adoption

Analysis | 17 June 2019 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the advantages and dangers of accelerating the adoption of green energy technology to curb the UK’s contribution to global carbon emissions.

Bjorn Lomborg on the Costs and Benefits of Attacking Climate Change

EconTalk | 10 June 2019 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Bjorn Lomborg, President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, about the costs and benefits of attacking climate change. Lomborg argues that we should always be aware of tradeoffs and effectiveness when assessing policies to reduce global warming. He advocates for realistic solutions that consider the potential to improve human life in other ways. He is sceptical of the potential to move away from fossil fuels and argues that geo-engineering and adaptation may be the most effective ways to cope with climate change.

Pharmaceutical Freedom: Why Patients Have a Right to Self Medicate

Cato Daily Podcast | 12 January 2019 | 0h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jessica Flanigan, laying out the case in her book Pharmaceutical Freedom: Why Patients Have a Right to Self Medicate.

What Arnold Kling Thinks About Basically Everything

Venture Stories | 13 June 2019 | 1h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with economist Arnold Kling. Insightful perspectives throughout. Neoclassical economics ignores the role of cultural context in setting value; hides the complexity of large scale society, leading to overconfidence, as manifested in regulation; and fails to communicate how free markets address the problems of complexity, coordination and innovation.

A Mortgage for A Cure

a16z | 30 May 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with economist Andrew Lo discussing how to place an economic value on medicinal cures like gene and cell therapies, who should pay for what, and how. Also discusses the economics and risk of drug discovery and development and how markets might function more like biological systems than anything else.