The Last Decade was the Best in Human History

IEA Conversations | 15 January 2020 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Matt Ridley running through the evidence that we are living through the greatest improvement in human living standards in history. Covers poverty, inequality, child mortality, famine, disease, the economy, and more.

Daniel Hannan on the late Sir Roger Scruton

Quillette Podcast | 13 January 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Sir Roger Scruton has died at 75 (NY Times obituary). Interview with Daniel Hannan, the Conservative Member of the European Parliament for South East England, about his lifelong friendship with the Conservative philosopher.

The Geoengineering Question

The Ezra Klein Show | 19 December 2019 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jane Flegal discussing the technology and anthropology of geoengineering. Covers the state of the technology, its advantages and disadvantages, and issues with its governance.

Gregory Zuckerman – Decoding Renaissance Medallion

Capital Allocators | 6 January 2020 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Gregory Zuckerman about his book The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution. Covers the formation and evolution of the Medallion fund, precarious moments in its history, the human element of a quant shop, differences between Renaissance and other quant competitors, leadership, impacting the world with vast wealth, and why Renaissance has been so special.

The Journey of Munjed Al Muderis from Refugee to World Leading Surgeon

Big Ideas | 2 January 2020 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Munjed Al Muderis about his journey from Iraqi refugee to world-famous orthopaedic surgeon. One hell of a story, with insights on the refugee experience, refugee policy, entitled medical culture, humanitarian work, and Iraq. Draws from his book Walking Free.

Kimberly Clausing on Open and the Progressive Case for Free Trade

EconTalk | 30 December 2019 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Kimberly Clausing about her book Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital. Argues both for free trade and interventions to soften the impact of trade on workers and communities.

The Technology Trap

Capital Ideas Investing Podcast | 23 August 2019 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Carl Benedikt Frey, author of The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation. Discusses what history teaches us about the social implications of rapid technological change, what happens to the living standards of displaced workers, and why not everyone thought electricity was such a great idea.

The Dark Side of Human Institutions: Sheilagh Ogilvie on the European Guilds

The Governance Podcast | 15 May 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sheilagh Ogilvie about her book The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis. Explains the persistence of guilds as rent-seeking institutions seeking exclusive privileges for their members.