The New Atlantis: Charter Cities

Beneath the Surface: An Infrastructure Podcast | 5 May 2022 | 0h 40m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Each year, tens of millions of people migrate from rural areas to cities—mostly in emerging economies, where populations are growing faster than governments can create basic infrastructure. To address the challenges of urbanization without industrialization, development experts, economists, and policymakers have proposed solutions spanning from increased immigration to better family planning.

This episode considers whether charter cities could be a path to accelerating growth in emerging economies.

This is the first episode of a new podcast from Stripe Press on infrastructure.

Why Do Men Rule the World? with Dr. Alice Evans

Factually! with Adam Conover | 23 March 2022 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alice Evans about ideas from her forthcoming book The Great Gender Divergence. Explains how male governance springs from systems of inheritance, why matrilineal systems tend to convert to patrilineal ones, and why we’re seeing progress on gender equality around the world.

Everyone Wants a Silicon Valley feat. Dan Breznitz

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 28 March 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Dan Breznitz about his book Innovation in Real Places: Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World. Discusses innovation policy – the global fragmentation of production, innovation vs. invention, luxury shoes, and what’s wrong with the intellectual property system that we have today.

What’s on Elon Musk’s Mind?

The TED Interview | 15 April 2022 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Elon Musk discussing what it will take to build a future worth being excited about. Covers free speech and Twitter, energy for a climate-stable future, battery production, self-driving cars, Tesla’s intelligent humanoid robot Optimus, SpaceX’s Starship, and Neuralink’s brain-machine interfaces.

The Intangible Economy

The New Bazaar | 17 March 2022 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Stian Westlake about his book Restarting the Future, co-authored with Jonathan Haskel. Discusses how the economy has been shifting from the material towards the intangible, why the economy and society have lagged behind it, and how people and businesses and policymakers can catch up to the trend – and harness it to make the world better.

Oded Galor, “The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality”

New Books in Economics | 22 March 2022 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Oded Galor about his book The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality. Discusses the universal forces that explain humanity’s transition from Malthusian stagnation to rapid economic growth; and why some societies are more successful at improving the wellbeing of their populations. Argues for the importance of human diversity, reduced family size, and gender equality.

Housing Policy with Sam Bowman

Bretton Goods | 26 December 2021 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sam Bowman, about his article The Housing Theory of Everything. Discusses his advocacy of saner housing policy, how housing affects everything, how to incentivize NIMBYs into allowing more building, the most underrated economist, and Lessons from writing Works in Progress.

I highly recommend reading Works in Progress.

Prosperity Through Innovation

Ideas Untrapped | 4 November 2020 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Efosa Ojomo about his book The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations out of Poverty, co-authored with Karen Dillon and Clayton Christensen. Argues that economic development happens when businesses innovate by creating a previously non-existent market. Discusses why the development community have shunned this message and how to get the incentives right for stakeholders in the process of economic development.