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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conversations with Tyler | 14 December 2016 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with anthropologist Joseph Henrich, author of “The Secret of Our Success: How Culture Is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species, and Making Us Smarter.” Argues that intelligence is overrated and that social learning, and its ability to influence biological evolution over time, is what really sets our species apart. Discusses his work on cultural evolution, his life among different tribes (academic and otherwise), China’s missing industrial revolution, and the Flynn effect.