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.

Twilight Struggle: Cold War Lessons for US-China Today

ChinaTalk | 7 May 2022 | 1h 24m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Hal Brands about his book The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today. Discusses how the US capitalised on Soviet heavy-handedness in the developing world; how technology impacted the broader trajectory of the Cold War; the US’s never-ending cycles of self-confidence and self-doubt; today’s Sinologists versus Cold War Sovietologists; why the only person who can stop the war in Ukraine is the one who started it.

Helen Thompson on Disorder

Talking Politics | 24 February 2022 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Helen Thompson about her book Disorder: Hard Times in the Twenty-First Century. Discusses the energy transition, the perils of QE, the travails of the Eurozone, the crisis of democracy, China, and America, from the past to the present to the future. Argues that past and future geopolitical turbulence is a function of fossil fuel energy.

David Friedman – Legal Systems Very Different from Ours

Ideas Having Sex | 25 April 2022 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David Friedman about his book Legal Systems Very Different from Ours. Describes the legal systems of societies throughout history and around the globe, including saga-era Iceland and examples where law enforcement is private and decentralised.

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.

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.

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.