What Arnold Kling Thinks About Basically Everything

Venture Stories | 13 June 2019 | 1h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Wide-ranging interview with economist Arnold Kling. Insightful perspectives throughout. Neoclassical economics ignores the role of cultural context in setting value; hides the complexity of large scale society, leading to overconfidence, as manifested in regulation; and fails to communicate how free markets address the problems of complexity, coordination and innovation.

A Mortgage for A Cure

a16z | 30 May 2019 | 0h 33m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with economist Andrew Lo discussing how to place an economic value on medicinal cures like gene and cell therapies, who should pay for what, and how. Also discusses the economics and risk of drug discovery and development and how markets might function more like biological systems than anything else.

Alain Bertaud on Cities, Planning, and Order Without Design

EconTalk | 3 May 2019 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Alain Bertaud about his book Order Without Design: How Markets Shape Cities. Bertaud explores the role of zoning and planning alongside the emergent factors that affect the growth of cities. He emphasizes the importance of cities as places for people to work and looks at how preferences and choices shape cities. Bertaud also reflects upon the differing perspectives of urban planners and economists.

Adam Gopnik on The Moral Adventure of Liberalism

Carnegie Council Audio | 22 May 2019 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Adam Gopnik about the ideas in his book A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism. Argues that rather than emphasizing the role of the individual, the principles of community and compromise are at the core of the liberal project.

Dylan Matthews on What to Conclude from Falling Global Poverty

Rationally Speaking | 28 May 2019 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dylan Matthews, author of the article Bill Gates tweeted out a chart and sparked a huge debate about global poverty. Carefully evaluates the debate between people like psychologist Steven Pinker and anthropologist Jason Hickel over how to interpret the falling global poverty rate and the contribution of capitalism.

Women in the 1960s

History Extra | 23 May 2019 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with social historian Virginia Nicholson about her book How Was It For You?: Women, Love, Sex and Power in the 1960s. Explores how some of the radical changes of the decade shaped the lives of women from different backgrounds.

Doris Kearns Goodwin on Presidential Leadership

Spectator Books | 5 December 2018 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin about her book Leadership: In Turbulent Times. Compares and draws lessons from Lincoln, two Roosevelts and LBJ. Replete with memorable anecdotes to help the leadership lessons sink in.

Marilyn Waring: Still Counting the Value of Women’s Unpaid Work

RNZ: Sunday Morning | 15 December 2018 | 0h 22m | Listen Later
Interview with former NZ politician Marilyn Waring about her books Counting for Nothing and Still Counting. Waring argues that the economy relies on women’s unpaid work and the environment, yet this is ignored and undervalued by conventional economic measures. She lays out a vision for what a new, genuinely transformative economic measure would look like.