Tom Bergin: Why Are Economic Theories Made by Governments Wrong

Keen On | 7 January 2021 | 0h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tom Bergin about his book Free Lunch Thinking: How Economics Ruins the Economy. Challenges economic orthodoxy, arguing that humans are less responsive to incentives than assumed by supply and demand modelling –  and that consequently economic ideas hurt living standards and drive inequality. Covers tobacco taxes, CEO pay, minimum wages, and whether regulation hurts growth.

Carl Hart on the Role of Drug Use in the Pursuit of Happiness

Keen On | 14 January 2021 | 0h 35m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Carl L. Hart about his book Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear. Discusses the restrictions, benefits and dangers of recreational drug use. Argues that restrictions on personal drug use are ineffective, racist, ignore empirical evidence, perpetuate social inequality, and are at odds with the right to pursue happiness.

Brian Dumaine: What Does Bezonomics Tell Us About the Future of Labor?

Keen On | 10 July 2020 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Brian Dumaine about his book Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World’s Best Companies Are Learning from It. Unpacks the elements of Amazon’s success – customer obsession, extreme innovation, and long-term management, all supported by artificial intelligence.