Harnessing AI for Social Good with Arnold Kling

AI, Government, and the Future by Alan Pentz | 24 January 2024 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Arnold Kling discussing the transformative potential of AI in government and society. Explores how AI chatbots will personalize learning and teaching, the dilemma of AI in the culture wars, and how to navigate the thin line between innovation and regulation in AI.

I highly recommend Arnold Kling’s Substack In My Tribe. Previous episodes include an EconTalk interview The Three Languages of Politics, Revisited and a Venture Stories interview What Arnold Kling Thinks About Basically Everything.

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Sathnam Sanghera: Empireworld

The Book Club | 31 January 2024 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sathnam Sanghera about his book Empireworld: How British Imperialism Shaped the Globe. Discusses the effect of British imperialism around the globe, why he’s trying to get beyond the ‘balance-sheet’ view of imperial history, why we should all read W E B Dubois, and why he’s not good at going on holiday.

See also the How to Academy interview with Sathnam Sanghera and William Dalrymple about British imperialism in India.

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Is Migration a Basic Human Right?

Freakonomics Radio | Day Month 2024 | 0h ??m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Freakonomics examination of the argument for open borders, finding it both compelling and deeply problematic.

See also other immigration posts.

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Debating Open Borders: Carl vs Caplan

Aporia Podcast | 24 November 2023 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Noah Carl and Bryan Caplan debate the merits of open borders. Covers the fiscal effects of immigration, the impact of migrants and immigration policies, assimilation and cultural differences in immigration, immigrants and IQ in First-World countries, cultural preservation and immigration considerations, immigration’s impact on politics, and open borders and immigration benefits. Draws on Caplan’s book Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration.

I’ve read and loved Open Borders so much that I bought it for my teenage daughter. But Jan Van De Beek’s evidence (yesterday’s post) poses a strong challenge. Yet, in a world of collapsing fertility, won’t all countries throw open their borders and compete for immigrants? See also other immigration posts.

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Immigration and the Welfare State | Jan Van De Beek

Aporia Podcast | 2 December 2023 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jan van de Beek about his report Borderless Welfare State. Discusses the methodology behind calculating the net fiscal effect of immigration to The Netherlands and the insights delivered about what types of immigrants add and subtract value from the economy.

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Freddie deBoer: How Elites Ate the Social Justice Movement

The Dissenter | 7 September 2023 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Freddie DeBoer about his book How Elites Ate the Social Justice Movement. Discusses the current cultural and political context in the US and its historical background; the George Floyd incident and its aftermath, and the Black Lives Matter movement; “elites” in the social justice movement, and the political consequences of the social justice movement being taken over by them; affirmative action and intersectionality; and solutions to improve leftist activism in the US.

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The Fragile Balancing Act: How Healthcare Fails America feat. Bethany McLean

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 12 January 2024 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bethany McLean about her book The Big Fail: What the Pandemic Revealed About Who America Protects and Who It Leaves Behind, co-authored with Joe Nocera. Discusses the paradox of America’s healthcare system – immense spending that does not equate to superior care, a disparity made glaringly obvious during the global COVID crisis. Dissects the financial interventions of recent administrations and biases that tip the scales in favor of the affluent, leaving small enterprises and the vulnerable in the lurch. Examines the swift mobilization that birthed vaccines under Operation Warp Speed, an emblem of successful government-industry collaboration amidst a turbulent political backdrop.

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Is Australia an American Puppet?

The Sound of Solidarity | 11 November 2022 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Clinton Fernandes about his book Sub-Imperial Power: Australia in the International Arena. Argues that rather than being an independent middle power, that Australia chooses to subordinate itself to the American empire.

I got to this via Branko Milanovic’s review.

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