The Plague Cycle

Slate Money | 6 March 2021 | 1h 03m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Charles Kenny about his book The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease. Backgrounds that, counter to Malthus, human population has historically been limited by disease, rather than famine. Also discusses vaccine distribution, and how the covid-19 pandemic is affecting the global economy long term.

How Wealth Has Changed

The Indicator from Planet Money | 27 February 2020 | 0h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Charles Kenny explaining that two-thirds of global wealth is now human capital (ideas, knowledge, and learning), the use of which is non-zero sum. Sets out the free trade policy implications that flow from this.