250 Years of US Trade Policy

ChinaTalk | 17 May 2024 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Douglas Irwin about his book Clashing Over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy. Discusses the history of U.S. trade policy from the 18th century to the modern day, highlighting significant legislation and the formation of important intergovernmental organizations that have sprung up along the way.

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The Global Political Order is Shifting ft. Gary Gerstle

Top Traders Unplugged | 29 May 2024 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Gary Gerstle about his book The Rise and Fall of The Neoliberal Order: America and the World in the Free Market Era. Delves into the shifting landscape of the global political order, from the decline of the New Deal Order to the ramifications of the Global Financial Crisis. Traces the trajectory of the Neoliberal Order and its impact on contemporary society. Considers the potential rise of authoritarianism worldwide, industrial policy and the implications of protectionism, and the prospect of increased antitrust activism in the US.

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Examining Elections | Featuring David van Reybrouck

How to Fix Democracy | 24 November 2021 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David van Reybrouck about his book Against Elections. Discusses the philosophical underpinnings of representative democracy, and the latest developments in deliberative democracy and citizens’ assemblies, challenges the centrality of elections to democracy, and considers the state of political communication and citizenship today.

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Brendan O’Neill: A Heretic’s Manifesto

The Reason Interview With Nick Gillespie | 21 June 2023 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Brendan O’Neill about his collection of essays A Heretic’s Manifesto: Essays on the Unsayable. Discusses heated topics such as attacks on J.K. Rowling by trans activists; dismissals of populist moments that gave rise to Brexit, Donald Trump, and Emmanuel Macron; and the refusal by elites to own up to their mistakes related to covid lockdowns.

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Tim Wu on the Corporate Dangers of a Return to Fascism

Just the Right Book with Roxanne Coady | 2 May 2024 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tim Wu about his book The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age. Discusses the history of antitrust actions in the 20th century, arguing that breaking up today’s largest high-tech titans would be good for business, as well as for democracy.

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Jonathan Rauch on Free Speech

Different Matters | 16 May 2024 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jonathan Rauch about his books Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought and The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth. Discusses the importance of social systems that pursue the truth.

See also the Quillette episode.

I am a member of the Free Speech Union, which brought Jonathan Rauch to New Zealand to discuss the importance of academic freedom.

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Reporting From the Frontlines of the Culture Wars

The Michael Shermer Show | 14 May 2024 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Nellie Bowles about her book Morning After the Revolution: Dispatches from the Wrong Side of History. Discusses what it’s like to work at The New York Times; what it’s like to found a new media company; same-sex marriage; Liberalism versus Progressivism; the Black Lives Matter, #metoo, and transgender movements; Patrisse Khan-Cullors; White privilege; somatic abolitionism; anti-racism; cancel culture; and more.

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Bryan Caplan – The Economics of Housing Abundance

The Joe Walker Podcast | 13 May 2024 | 1h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bryan Caplan about his book Build, Baby, Build: The Science and Ethics of Housing Regulation. Backgrounds the evidence that regulation causes low property supply and high prices. Advocates radical deregulation to free up the supply of new property, with consequent improvements to equality, economic growth, homelessness, fertility rates, and more.

See also The Curious Task interview with Caplan about Build, Baby, Build.

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