Patrick Chung on South Korea and Globalization

Peoples & Things | 18 October 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Patrick Chung about his research on the rise of shipping and manufacturing in South Korea. Argues that the US Department of Defense played a major role in globalisation and especially the industrialisation of South Korea.

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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita – The Invention of Power

Ideas Having Sex | 7 November 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita about his book The Invention of Power: Popes, Kings, and the Birth of the West. Discusses his novel explanation for Western exceptionalism – that the 1122 Concordat of Worms, between churches and nation-states, incentivized economic growth, facilitated secularization, and improved the lot of the citizenry, all of which set European countries on a course for prosperity.

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Restoring Dynamism in a Decadent Society with Ross Douthat

Venture Stories | 29 September 2022 | 0h 51m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ross Douthat about his book The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success. Sets out the evidence for stagnation, argues that we need a renaissance to get ourselves out of the age of decadence, and considers what of his arguments have endured in the three years since publication.

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What Made the Modern World | Stephen Davies

The Human Progress Podcast | 16 December 2022 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Stephen Davies about his book The Wealth Explosion: The Nature and Origins of Modernity. Discusses the historical contingencies that sustained the Industrial Revolution in Europe after earlier capitalist efflorescences in other places died out.

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Economic Growth – Can We Ever Have Enough?

Analysis | 7 November 2022 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Edward Stourton talks to economists and thinkers from around the world to appraise whether there’s still a central role for growth in the 21st century. Considers whether economic growth offers a route out of economic malaise, whether its benefits have reached a ceiling in developed countries, whether further growth can be environmentally justified, whether to halt – or even reverse – growth to limit the effects of climate change, and whether so-called “degrowth” is even possible.

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Are You a Booster or a Doomster?

The CapX Podcast | 12 August 2022 | 0h 45m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sam Bowman and Tim Pitt about Bowman’s article Boosters and Doomsters. Explores the UK divide between those for whom growth is paramount, seeing plenty of policy initiatives to improve things, both now and for future generations; versus those who take a more pessimistic view, seeing a country trapped in low growth, with substantial demographic pressures and hefty public spending commitments coming down the line.

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Sam Bowman – The Housing Theory of Everything

Narratives w/Will Jarvis | 5 September 2022 | 0h 56m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Sam Bowman, about his article The Housing Theory of Everything. Discusses the housing theory of everything, the slowdown in science and technology, the long-term economic future of the UK, and more.

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Mark Zachary Taylor on The Politics of Innovation

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 16 October 2022 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mark Zachary Taylor about his book The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology. Discusses why some countries are better than others at science and technology, the uneven distribution of innovation globally, how and why we got to this place, the role of government investments, and the connection between physics and politics.

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