The Road to Peace and Prosperity: A Conversation with Barry Weingast

The Governance Podcast | 31 October 2018 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | Podcasts
Interview with Barry Weingast about his book Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History, co-authored with Douglass C. North and John Joseph Wallis. Argues that developing countries are often held back by the need to privilege some actors in order to forestall violence.

Thinking Like an Economist with Elizabeth Popp Berman

The Rhodes Center Podcast | 11 February 2022 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Elizabeth Popp Berman about her book Thinking Like an Economist: How Efficiency Replaced Equality in US Public Policy. Discusses how economic reasoning came to dominate and push out other considerations in public policy. Argues that this was more than Chicago School macroeconomics. Highlights microeconomics and the role of the Rand Corporation and the Chicago school of legal scholarship in this paradigm shift.

The Rise of the Economists feat. Binyamin Appelbaum

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 6 April 2022 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Binyamin Appelbaum about his book The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society. Traces the rise (and decline) of economics as framing for public policy decision-making. Focuses on the economic consensus around positive vs normative approaches, whether political beliefs shape the intellectual inquiry or vice versa, the origins of the anti-draft movement, and the evolution of antitrust enforcement.

The Foundations of Modern India

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 3 April 2022 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Shruti Kapila about her book Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age. Discusses the history of Indian political thought, from the Indian Rebellion of 1857 through to the modern-day, especially ideas of liberalism and nationalism.

Francis Fukuyama: Liberalism and its Discontents

The Book Club | 21 March 2022 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Francis Fukuyama about his book Liberalism and its Discontents. Discusses how a system that has built peace and prosperity since the Enlightenment has come under attack from the neoliberal right and the identitarian left; and how Vladimir Putin may end up being the unwitting founding father of a new Ukraine.

Empire: Why Ray Dalio Thinks We May Be Headed for Civil War

The Next Big Idea | 10 March 2022 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ray Dalio about his book Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed and Fail. Discusses his research that shows that nations rise and fall according to an inevitable cycle where peace and prosperity are always followed by depression and war. Argues that the United States is now in the downward part of that cycle.

Why is Secularism Failing? In Conversation with Sumantra Bose

Reading Our Times | 20 November 2021 | 0h 32m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sumantra Bose about his book Secular States, Religious Politics. Discusses why secularism is coming under pressure across the world. Compares and contrasts the experiences of Turkey and India.

John Arnold – Natural Gas Trading & Philanthropy

The Meb Faber Show | 26 January 2022 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with John Arnold discussing, firstly, the mindset that made him a successful natural gas trader: his rapid rise at Enron and launching his own fund, Centaurus, whose returns made him the youngest billionaire in the US in 2007. Secondly discusses his switch to philanthropy and the problems he’s tackling around public finance, election reform, taxation, and health care – and what has surprised and frustrated him along the way.