Eric Crampton on Gordon Tullock

Nights | 31 May 2022 | 0h 19m | Listen Later
Interview with Eric Crampton, discussing his favourite economist, Gordon Tullock.

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Tyler Cowen – Hayek, Keynes, & Smith on AI, Animal Spirits, Anarchy, & Growth

Dwarkesh Podcast | 31 January 2024 | 1h 42m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his book GOAT: Who is the Greatest Economist of all Time and Why Does it Matter? Discusses the context of how the insights of Hayek, Keynes, Smith, and other great economists help us make sense of AI, growth, animal spirits, prediction markets, alignment, central planning, and more.

See also Dwarkesh’s Substack, including the post discussed in this episode Will scaling work?

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If Econs Could Hoop

The New Bazaar | 31 January 2024 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his generative book GOAT: Who is the Greatest Economist of all Time and Why Does it Matter? Discusses Cowen’s ranking of the great economists, laments what economics used to be, and playfully explores the common traits that define greatness in both basketball and economics by discussing basketball analogs for the great economists and the reverse for basketball’s own GOATs.

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The Evolution of Inequality Under Capitalism – Branko Milanović

On Humans | 16 December 2023 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Branko Milanović about how capitalism is serving us. Discusses long-term trends in inequality, the economic performance of capitalism and whether it inevitably leads to greater inequality.

See the associated Substack post for the charts discussed in this episode.

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Immigration and the Welfare State | Jan Van De Beek

Aporia Podcast | 2 December 2023 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jan van de Beek about his report Borderless Welfare State. Discusses the methodology behind calculating the net fiscal effect of immigration to The Netherlands and the insights delivered about what types of immigrants add and subtract value from the economy.

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The Theory of the Leisure Class

In Our Time | 14 December 2023 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1899 book The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen. Veblen picked on traits of the waning landed class of Americans and showed how the new moneyed class was adopting these in ways that led to greater waste throughout society. He called these conspicuous leisure and conspicuous consumption and he developed a critique of a system that favoured profits for owners without regard to social good. The Theory of the Leisure Class was a best seller and funded Veblen for the rest of his life, and his ideas influenced the New Deal of the 1930s. Since then, an item that becomes more desirable as it becomes more expensive is known as a Veblen good.

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Tyler Cowen on the GOAT of Economics

EconTalk | 27 November 2023 | 1h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his free generative book GOAT: Who is the Greatest Economist of all Time and Why Does it Matter? Discusses the requirements to be the greatest economist of all time, what shaped the theories and worldviews of the greatest economists of all time, and the evolution of economics from a field concerned mainly with ideas to one that mostly grapples with empirical challenges.

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Key Lessons From The “Chicago Boys” Chile Experiment

Capitalisn’t | 31 August 2023 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sebastian Edwards about his book The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism. Discusses the role of the University of Chicago trained free market economists who shaped economic policy and reforms in Chile during General Augusto Pinochet’s rule.

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