The Arbitrary Lines of Zoning ft. M Nolan Gray

The Neoliberal Podcast | 17 June 2022 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Nolan Gray about his book Arbitrary Lines: How Zoning Broke the American City and How to Fix It. Discusses how the modern system of zoning developed in the 20th century; the impact of zoning on cities; the role of zoning in the housing affordability crisis; and whether we should reform or abolish the systems of zoning that hold us back.

The Past and Future of Polling ft. G Elliott Morris

The Neoliberal Podcast | 14 July 2022 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with G Elliott Morris about his book Strength in Numbers: How Polls Work and Why We Need Them. Discusses the state of the polling industry, the philosophical case for why polling is important, the history of polls getting things wrong, polling misses in recent elections, and how election modellers and pollsters are trying to correct for those misses.

Explaining Economic Growth ft. Joel Mokyr

The Neoliberal Podcast | 30 November 2021 | 1h 05m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Joel Mokyr discussing why some countries are rich and some countries poor, and how rich countries became rich in the first place. Covers why the Industrial Revolution happened in England; how political fragmentation lead to the flourishing of innovations; lessons from the Republic of Letters; and what this teaches us about promoting economic growth today.

Building Green Tech ft. Noah Smith

The Neoliberal Podcast | 16 November 2021 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Noah Smith discussing advances in solar, wind, battery and nuclear power; why some technologies keep getting cheaper while others don’t; climate-related moonshots like carbon capture technology and geothermal power; and why it’s important to invest in basic green tech research.

Foreign Aid and Growth with William Easterly

The Neoliberal Podcast | 13 September 2019 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with William Easterly on the ineffectiveness of foreign aid. Discusses why foreign aid has often failed to deliver on promises, how poor countries really develop, and the links between political liberalism and economic growth. Draws on ideas from his books The Elusive Quest for Growth, The Tyranny of Experts, and The White Man’s Burden.