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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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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Axel Kaiser: Political and Economic Changes in Chile

The Human Progress Podcast | 11 March 2022 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Axel Kaiser discussing the transformation of Chile’s economy from statist central planning to embracing economic freedom: opening the economy to free trade, removing import taxes, privatising state-run companies, stabilising inflation, creating an independent central bank, freeing prices and privatising social security.

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Terence Kealey: Research and Development

The Human Progress Podcast | 22 October 2021 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Terence Kealey discussing the origins of innovation and how to sustain it into the future. Sets out the arguments against government funding of research and development.

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Douglas Carswell: Threats to the Enlightenment

The Human Progress Podcast | 24 September 2021 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Douglas Carswell discussing Brexit as a liberal cause for democratic self-determination; the rise of authoritarianism and protectionism and the threat they pose to liberty and economic growth; political polarisation; and the retreat from the Enlightenment.

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