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.” 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.