Garett Jones: The Culture Transplant

Razib Khan’s Unsupervised Learning | 2 December 2022 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Garett Jones about his book The Culture Transplant: How Migrants Make the Economies They Move To a Lot Like the Ones They Left. Explains how cultural assimilation and acculturation is not as powerful as we might think and that ancestral folkways and norms persist for centuries, transforming nations like the US and Argentina over time as migration streams alter their demographic makeup. Argues that this is important because some nations are highly productive and innovative, and their cultural frameworks are necessary to foster their economic role in the global system.

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