Dollarization: A Solution For Argentina with Emilio Ocampo

The Rasheed Griffith Show | 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.

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Reclaiming Our Sci-Fi Future | James Pethokoukis

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.

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Michael Muthukrishna: A Theory of Everyone

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.

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Alex Tabarrok on Innovation

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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Revolutionary Technology & the Coming Economic Boom ft. Mark P. Mills

Top Traders Unplugged | 9 August 2023 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mark Mills about his book The Cloud Revolution: How The Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and a Roaring 2020’s. Argues that advances on three fronts – information, machines and materials – are converging to propel a surge in economic growth and productivity.

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Richard Duncan on The Money Revolution

New Books in Economics | 21 June 2023 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Duncan about his book The Money Revolution: How to Finance the Next American Century. Backgrounds the evolution of money and monetary policy and the role that credit has played in generating economic growth. Advocates that the United States invest in the industries and technologies of the future on an unprecedented scale to ignite a new technological revolution that would cement the country’s geopolitical preeminence, greatly enhance human well-being, and create unimaginable wealth.

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Daron Acemoglu on Innovation and Shared Prosperity

EconTalk | 31 July 2023 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daron Acemoglu about his book Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity, co-authored with Simon Johnson. Argues that the productivity and prosperity that results from innovation is not always shared widely across the population and makes the case for regulating new technologies to ensure that the benefits of innovation are distributed equitably.

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Uncovering the End: Examining Haiti with Craig Palsson

The Rasheed Griffith Show | 26 June 2023 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Craig Palsson about the history of economic development in Haiti. Discusses Haiti’s past, from pre-independence rivalry, through US occupation, to the most recent presidential assassination; Haiti’s lack of institutional credibility as a major factor in perpetuating its decline; and considers what’s needed for progress.

Via Tyler Cowen.

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