Economics in One Virus: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning through Covid-19

Cato Daily Podcast | 7 April 2021 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ryan Bourne about his book Economics in One Virus: An Introduction to Economic Reasoning through Covid-19. Applies an economic lens to examine where the US pandemic response went wrong, illustrating economic principles along the way.

Open: The Story of Human Progress

Cato Daily Podcast | 31 December 2020 | 0h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Johan Norberg about his book Open: The Story of Human Progress. Notwithstanding the backlash against openness in much of the world, Norberg argues that humanity’s embrace of openness is the key to our success.

Arnold Kling on The Three Languages of Politics

Cato Daily Podcast | 25 May 2017 | 0h 16m | Listen Later 
Interview with Arnold Kling distilling the framework in The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides. We should assume good intentions as we talk past each other: with progressives focussed on oppressor versus oppressed; conservatives on civilisation versus barbarism; and libertarians on liberty versus coercion.

Collective Action and Evolutionary Psychology

Cato Daily Podcast | 16 September 2016 | 0h 15m | Listen Later 
Interview with Leda Cosmides, a pioneer of evolutionary psychology, on how relationship dynamics change as group size increases. Our brains have evolved a collection of programmes, with the one used depending on the circumstances. We assess the role of luck and effort in deciding whether to cooperate and share. Offers an explanation for tyrants emerging from communism.