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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Cracks in The Great Stagnation with Caleb Watney

Venture Stories | 6 June 2021 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Caleb Watney discussing how views have changed on whether we are in a great stagnation; whether a technological slowdown is inevitable or a choice that a society makes; that covid-19 accelerated adoption of technology that was already in existence; the pace of scientific discoveries; the decline of the industrial research lab and that there is more competition in technology today; whether certain institutions need to be “retired” after a certain period of time; the incentives that distort immigration policy and the possibility of turning immigration officers into “talent scouts”; why fertility rates are falling and how to allow people to have the number of kids that they say they want to have; and the power of agglomeration clusters.

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The End of Our 50-Year Stagnation | Tyler Cowen

The TED Interview | 3 June 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen. Backgrounds his contention that the economy has stagnated for the last 50 years. Argues that we’re commencing a new era of meaningful innovation, as evidenced by recent breakthroughs in science and medicine.

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