Podcast on Economics, Pirates, and Anarchy with Pete Leeson

In this episode, we talk with GMU Econ professor Pete Leeson about how groups can coordinate without governments, the pirate code, and a whole lot more. 

Some books we mentioned:

The Invisible Hook by Pete Leeson

Unarchy Unbound by Pete Leeson

WTF, an economic tour of the Weird by Pete Leeson

Human Action by Mises

Transcript here.

Francis Bacon, History, and the English Civil War with Dr. Reid Barbour

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Reid Barbour about Francis Bacon, the study of history, and the English Civil War. Reid is the Roy C. Moose Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 

Show notes:

The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt

Sir Thomas Browne a Life by Dr. Reid Barbour

Transcript here.

Governance, Modernity, and the West with Michael Gibson

In this episode, we chat with Michael Gibson about problems with our governance, tech stagnation, and potential paths forward from here. Michael is a principal and co-founder at the Venture Capital firm 1517 Fund.

Show Notes

The Rise and Decline of Nations by Mancur Olson

Nonzero by Robert Wright

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Fear and Trembling by Kierkegaard

Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake


Transcript here.