Are You a Booster or a Doomster?

The CapX Podcast | 12 August 2022 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sam Bowman and Tim Pitt about Bowman’s article Boosters and Doomsters. Explores the UK divide between those for whom growth is paramount, seeing plenty of policy initiatives to improve things, both now and for future generations; versus those who take a more pessimistic view, seeing a country trapped in low growth, with substantial demographic pressures and hefty public spending commitments coming down the line.

Benjamin Netanyahu on Bibi: My Story

The Hugh Hewitt Show | 8 November 2022 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Benjamin Netanyahu about his memoir Bibi: My Story. Discusses his time in special forces, his brother Yoni, transforming Israel to a market economy, peace negotiations with the Palestinians, his determination to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and more.

Nouriel Roubini on Megathreats

HBR IdeaCast | 25 October 2022 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Nouriel Roubini about his book Megathreats: Ten Dangerous Trends that Imperil our Future, and How to Survive Them. Argues that a confluence of trends – from skyrocketing public and private debt and bad monetary policies to demographic shifts and the rise of AI – are pushing the world toward catastrophe. Suggests how political and business leaders can prepare for and navigate through these challenges.

A Conversation About Reproductive Health and Abortion Studies

New Books in Gender | 14 October 2021 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | Spotify
Interview with Diane Greene Foster about her book The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having or Being Denied an Abortion. Discusses her ten-year study on the outcomes for a thousand pregnant women who had or were denied abortions; considering the impacts on mental and physical health, careers, and romantic relationships; offering the first data-driven examination of having or not having an abortion.

Jacob Mchangama: The Historical Limits on Free Speech

Saturday Morning | 4 November 2022 | 0h 33m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jacob Mchangama about the history of free speech and the problems encountered historically with attempts to place limits on hate speech. Draws from his book Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media.

I am a member of the Free Speech Union, which brought Jacob Mchangama to New Zealand, as part of its campaign against New Zealand’s proposed hate speech laws.

Lars Doucet – Land Is A Big Deal

Narratives w/Will Jarvis | 15 October 2022 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Lars Doucet about his book Land is a Big Deal. Backgrounds that real estate is the largest asset class and that land appreciation is the biggest driver of real estate prices. Argues that bad land policy is the root cause of the housing crisis and many other problems. Advocates for taxing the appreciation of land value.

Kevin Erdmann on the Myths About the Great Recession

Bretton Goods | 14 November 2021 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Kevin Erdmann about his book Building from the Ground Up: Reclaiming the American Housing Boom. Argues that policymakers that prevented building more homes were to blame for the Great Recession – not a housing bubble.

Mark Zachary Taylor on The Politics of Innovation

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 16 October 2022 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mark Zachary Taylor about his book The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology. Discusses why some countries are better than others at science and technology, the uneven distribution of innovation globally, how and why we got to this place, the role of government investments, and the connection between physics and politics.