Cory Doctorow on Chokepoint Capitalism

New Books in Economics | 23 November 2022 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Cory Doctorow about his book Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back, co-authored with Rebecca Giblin. Discusses how corporate concentration has allowed companies to extract monopoly rents, especially from creators, and suggests changes to correct this imbalance.

Kevin Erdmann on the Myths About the Great Recession

Bretton Goods | 14 November 2021 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Kevin Erdmann about his book Building from the Ground Up: Reclaiming the American Housing Boom. Argues that policymakers that prevented building more homes were to blame for the Great Recession – not a housing bubble.

Peter Boettke on F. A. Hayek

New Books in Economics | 24 September 2022 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Peter Boettke about his book F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy. Explores the life and work of Austrian-British economist, political economist, and social philosopher, Friedrich Hayek.

Paul Seabright on the Natural History of Economic Life

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 1 October 2022 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Paul Seabright about his book The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life. Describes how our ability to reason abstractly has enabled institutions such as money, markets, and banking systems to lay the foundation for the social trust we rely on daily.

Jacob Soll on the History of Free Market ideas

Ben Yeoh Chats | 24 September 2022 | 1h 27m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jacob Soll about his book Free Market: The History of an Idea. Discusses improving accounting to consider externalities, natural capital and human capital better; the central role of Cicero and stoic thought in the history of free-market thinkers; how Christian thinkers, Franciscan monks, Alexander Hamilton and Machievelli thought about free markets; the role of institutions in shaping thought; the importance of patenting ideas and whether the UK’s patent office gave the country an edge when the industrial revolution started; the role of culture, and to what extent protectionism and some tariffs helped economies develop historically.

Wage Stagnation and Income Risk

Risk Talking | 8 September 2022 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Fatih Guvenen discussing his research with tax data on US wage trends over time, destroying myths of rising within-firm inequality, rising income risk, the immunity of the top 1%, and the usefulness of assumed normal distributions.