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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The New Liberal Podcast | 15 August 2023 | 0h ??m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Kahlenberg about his book Excluded: How Snob Zoning, NIMBYism, and Class Bias Build the Walls We Don’t See. Discusses how ‘snob zoning’ was used to create a class-based discrimination system that replaced race-based discrimination, the benefits of having more class-integrated neighborhoods, and the most important political obstacles to overcome in order to build more housing.
The Next Big Idea | 29 June 2023 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Henry Grabar about his book Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World. Discusses how policies intended to make parking free and convenient have exacerbated the worst problems of city life, especially housing affordability.
Conversations with Tyler | 28 June 2023 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Reid Hoffman about his book Impromptu: Amplifying Our Humanity Through AI. Discusses the optimal liability regime for LLMs, autonomous money-making bots, regulating AI, how AI will affect the media ecosystem and the communication of ideas, whether AI’s future will be open-source or proprietary, what he’d ask a dolphin, how higher education will change, and more.
Live Well Be Well with Sarah Ann Macklin | 21 June 2022 | 1h 13m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David Nutt about his life and work researching drugs. Discusses drug science, how psychedelic treatment can lead to breakthroughs in mental health, drug policy, and the impact of drugs such as cannabis and alcohol.
New Books in Economics | 23 November 2022 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Cory Doctorow about his book Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back, co-authored with Rebecca Giblin. Discusses how corporate concentration has allowed companies to extract monopoly rents, especially from creators, and suggests changes to correct this imbalance.
The Meb Faber Show | 20 June 2022 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Robin Goldstein and Daniel Sumner about their book Can Legal Weed Win?: The Blunt Realities of Cannabis Economics. Discusses the history of weed and what led to it becoming illegal in the US; competition between the legal and illegal markets; the impact of both good and bad regulations so far; the future of the cannabis industry from both the business and investment perspective; predictions for when weed will be legalized at the Federal level; and their worst-case scenario for when that happens.
Books on Pod with Trey Elling | 3 March 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alexander Zaitchik about his book Owning the Sun: A People’s History of Monopoly Medicine from Aspirin to COVID-19 Vaccines. Discusses the evolution of US intellectual property thinking and regulation; the emergence of monopoly medicines; examples of the US government funding the development of medicines only to grant private companies monopolies for their production; big pharma’s capture of regulators; and more.