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.
See also other interviews with Garett Jones.
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.
Baillie Gifford Prize | 28 October 2022 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sally Hayden about her book My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route. Discusses the role Europe plays in perpetuating the migrant crisis, how migrants are ending up in refugee camps in Libya, and the importance of using the correct language when describing their plight.
EconTalk | 4 July 2022 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan about their book Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success. Discusses the data sources and analysis they used to show that today’s immigrants and their children are surprisingly similar to yesterday’s. New immigrants take decades to catch up economically, but their kids on average thrive economically and have higher rates of upward mobility than American-born kids.
The New Bazaar | 2 June 2022 | 0h 52m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Leah Boustan about her book Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success, co-authored with Ran Abramitsky. Discusses how modern immigration trends resemble those of America’s prior immigration peak from 1880 to 1920, the economic mobility of immigrants and their children, the ways immigrants influence their adopted culture (and are influenced by it), and much more. Complicates and in some cases contradicts many of the prevailing myths and impressions of how immigration works with a fascinating and cutting-edge approach to gathering data.
The New Bazaar | 10 February 2022 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Tara Watson about her book The Border Within: The Economics of Immigration in an Age of Fear, co-authored with Kalee Thompson. Discusses why policies that affect undocumented immigrants also affect the places where they live and the economies in which they work; the consequences for the families and communities in which they are rooted; what the economics literature shows about the economics of immigration.
EconTalk | 26 April 2021 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Roya Hakakian about her book A Beginner’s Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious. Describes her refugee experience, coming from Iran to the United States as a 19-year-old, not speaking any English, and carrying only the things she could stuff in her backpack. Discusses her love for her adopted country as well as where there is room for improvement.
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast | 21 February 2021 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali about her book Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights. Discusses immigration practices, Islam, the changing safety of women in public (particularly in areas of Europe), clashing values of western cultures and Islam, and how Islamic leaders and values clash with many freedoms of modern culture.