Restriction of Speech Online is Solvable

Solvable | 20 November 2019 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Discusses his work fostering public understanding of free speech on the internet and who should make the rules about regulation.

Keith Smith on Free Market Health Care

EconTalk | 18 November 2019 | 1h 23m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with entrepreneur and anesthesiologist Keith Smith of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma about what it’s like to run a surgery center that posts prices on the internet and that does not take insurance. Along the way, he discusses the distortions in the market for health care and how a real market for health care might function if government took a smaller role. A valuable corrective for those who believe that the problems with US health care are due to unfettered market forces.

James Robinson on The Narrow Corridor

The Good Fight | 16 September 2019 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with James Robinson, co-author of Why Nations Fail and The Narrow Corridor, about the importance of political institutions; the roots of freedom and prosperity; and how citizens can beat the historical odds to improve their countries.

Open Borders with Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith

Interviews with Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith about their graphic novel Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration. The first interview backgrounds their collaboration and discusses concerns about open immigration. The second interview focusses on the logic and morality of the arguments in favour of Open Immigration.

Economics Detective Radio | 11 November 2019 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes

Rationally Speaking | 12 November 2019 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | iTunes

Leaving the Faith

Making Sense with Sam Harris | 11 November 2019 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Yasmine Mohammed about her book Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam. Discusses her family background and indoctrination into conservative Islam, the double standard that Western liberals use when thinking about women in the Muslim community, the state of feminism in general, honour violence, the validity of criticizing other cultures, and many other topics.

Daniel Markovits – The Meritocracy Trap

Spectator Books | 6 November 2019 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Daniel Markovits about his book The Meritocracy Trap. Argues that meritocracy isn’t the solution to our social and political discontents, but the central part of the problem. Suggests that the notion of hard work and proven ability leading to wealth and success has created a miserable underclass and a comparably miserable overclass — and is responsible for a damaging and eventually unsustainable reorganisation of Western economies.

Amity Shlaes on the Great Depression

EconTalk | 4 June 2007 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Amity Shlaes about her book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression. Covers Herbert Hoover, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the economics of the New Deal and the class warfare of the 1930s.

Chasing the Dragon: Fentanyl, China, and the Opioid Crisis

ChinaEconTalk | 23 October 2019 | 0h 39m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ben Westhoff, author of Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic. Describes his investigation of the industry developing and manufacturing recreational drugs in China for export to the West.