Tyler Cowen on Big Business

Political Economy with James Pethokoukis | 10 May 2019 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen about his book Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero. Covers why we love to hate big business, whether American corporations are monopolistic, whether CEOs are overpaid, and whether Big Tech is a threat to democracy.

Tyler Cowen on Libertarianism, Diversity and Online University

Quillette | 11 April 2019 | 0h 27m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen, economics professor at George Mason University, about the limits of libertarianism, viewpoint diversity in Washington, D.C., and Marginal Revolution University, his online education venture.

A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals

The Rubin Report | 25 February 2019 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen discussing Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals. Cowen defines his political position, explains the need for innovation to outpace regulation, reminds us how little we know and sets out the central importance of economic growth. Also touches on crypto, gratitude, climate change, immigration and sourcing talent.

David Brooks on Youth, Morality, and Loneliness

Conversations with Tyler | 6 June 2018 | 1h 22m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Luxuriate in the interplay between two fine, but unconventional, thinkers. Includes insights on Brooks‘ writing process, loneliness, community, happiness and much more.

Ben Thompson on Business and Tech

Conversations with Tyler | 24 October 2018 | 1h 00m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Ben Thompson of Stratechery on the business side of tech and more, including whether tech titans are good at PR, whether conglomerate synergies exist, Amazon’s foray into healthcare, why anyone needs an Apple Watch or an Alexa, growing up in small-town Wisconsin, his pragmatic book-reading style, whether MBAs are overrated, the prospects for the Milwaukee Bucks, NBA rule changes, the future of the tech industries in China and India, and why Taiwanese breakfast is the best breakfast.

Tyler Cowen on Stubborn Attachments

Conversations with Tyler | 16 October 2018 | 2h 30m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen about the ideas in Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals. Makes the moral case for prioritising economic growth by not discounting future humans relative to those currently alive.

Thinking About Thinking

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish | 21 August 2018 | 0h 56m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Tyler Cowen, author of the Marginal Revolution blog, and the recent books Average is Over and The Complacent Class. Fascinating insights into the future of labour, media, race relations, decision making, parenting, reading and chess.

Robin Hanson on Signalling and Self-Deception

Conversations with Tyler | 28 February 2018 | 1h 05m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Wide-ranging discussion with Robin Hanson, co-author of The Elephant in the Brain, which makes the case that as much as 90% of human behaviour is motivated by sub-conscious signalling, not the selfless motives typically professed.