Age of Miracles | 27 October 2023 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Backgrounds the early development of the nuclear power industry and discusses how each of cost economics, regulation, and accidents contributed to killing off the nuclear industry. Considers the lessons to prevent nuclear’s promise from being cut off again.
Converging Dialogues | 30 October 2023 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Muthukrishna about his book A Theory of Everyone: The New Science of Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going. Discusses the broad scope of the book, the importance of theory, how energy is essential for cooperation, corruption and cooperation, laws of life, cooperation fueling human growth, some of the negative aspects of cooperation, intelligence, immigration, wealth inequality, meritocracy, and more.
Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 30 October 2023 | 1h 17m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Muthukrishna about his book A Theory of Everyone: The New Science of Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going. Brings together ideas from cultural evolution, energy engineering, economics, and psychology to outline an integrated theory providing basic organising principles for society based on how people relate to each other and to the physical resources available spelled out as ‘laws’ of energy, innovation, cooperation, and evolution.
Have you bought this book yet? You really must. The highest praise I can give it is that it feels like the next book that Matt Ridley might have written.
Caribbean Progress | 6 October 2023 | 0h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bryan Cheang discussing the role of colonial social norms and institutions in Singapore’s development success. Considers the tradeoffs between economic growth and social freedoms, entrepreneurship, and cultural identity; the effect of Singapore’s governance on innovation; and potential policy prescriptions for Caribbean countries. Draws from his book Liberalism Unveiled: Forging a New Third Way in Singapore, co-authored with Donovan Choy.
Caribbean Progress | 20 October 2023 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Emilio Ocampo about the case for Argentina adopting the US dollar. Discusses the implications of this controversial move and the conditions that have brought one of Latin America’s most culturally and economically significant players to this historical crossroad. Draws from his book Dolarización: Una solución para la Argentina.
The Human Progress Podcast | 6 October 2023 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with James Pethokoukis about his book The Conservative Futurist: How to Create the Sci-Fi World We Were Promised. Diagnoses the causes of stagnation and the slowdown in economic growth and advocates how to deliver a much more prosperous future by becoming again a risk-taking future-oriented society.
The Dissenter | 25 September 2023 | 1h 40m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Michael Muthukrishna about his book A Theory of Everyone: The New Science of Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going. Discusses the premise of the book; the four laws of life: energy, innovation, cooperation, and evolution; how cooperation expands in human societies, and what distinguishes us from other animals; intelligence and IQ, and the collective brain and the idea of “genius”; the importance of institutions and cultural norms, and the role of ideas; multiculturalism, and how to solve the “paradox of diversity”; our current energy ceiling, and the problems that derive from it and how to solve them; and the challenges of studying human behavior cross-culturally.
It’s finally here! Michael Muthkrishna launched what will surely be the most important book this year in conversation with Matthew Syed at the London School of Economics. You can watch the launch on LSE’s YouTube channel (the presentation starts 7 min 15 s into the video. You should definitely subscribe to his Substack.
EconTalk | 26 December 2011 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alex Tabarrok about his book Launching the Innovation Renaissance. Argues that innovation in the United States is being held back by patent law, the legal system, and immigration policies. Suggests how this might be improved to create a better climate for innovation, leading to higher productivity, and a higher standard of living.
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