What’s The Right Amount of Democracy feat. Garett Jones

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 30 June 2023 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Garett Jones about his books 10% Less Democracy and The Culture Transplant. Discusses the true meaning of the word “democracy,” whether it’s better to have a well-educated elite calling the shots, and how migration can determine how prosperous a country will be.

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Garett Jones: The Culture Transplant

Razib Khan’s Unsupervised Learning | 2 December 2022 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Garett Jones about his book The Culture Transplant: How Migrants Make the Economies They Move To a Lot Like the Ones They Left. Explains how cultural assimilation and acculturation is not as powerful as we might think and that ancestral folkways and norms persist for centuries, transforming nations like the US and Argentina over time as migration streams alter their demographic makeup. Argues that this is important because some nations are highly productive and innovative, and their cultural frameworks are necessary to foster their economic role in the global system.

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Hive Mind, IQ, and the Wealth of Nations with Garett Jones

Economics Detective Radio | 11 December 2015 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Garett Jones about his book Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters so Much More than Your Own. Sets out the strong relationship between nations’ average IQ scores and their incomes and suggests potential channels for spillover effects of IQ.

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Ten Percent Less Democracy with Garett Jones

Economics Detective Radio | 23 March 2020 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Garett Jones about his book 10% Less Democracy: Why You Should Trust Elites a Little More and the Masses a Little Less. Draws together evidence and theory from across economics, political science, and finance to make the case that the richest, most democratic nations would be better off if they slightly reduced accountability to the voting public, turning up the dial on elite influence.

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