In this episode of Narratives, we talk with Physics autodidact Lorenzo Evans. You can find Lorenzo on twitter at https://twitter.com/ketrenzo. Transcript here.
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.
The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
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.
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
In this wide-ranging conversation, we’re joined by Zak Slayback to talk about America, the Urban/Rural Divide, and Rene Girard. Zak is a venture capital professional at 1517 fund, career coach, and occasional writer. You can find Zak’s work at https://zakslayback.com/
Zak’s book How to Get Ahead (Highly recommended!)
Nozick’s Anarchy State and Utopia.
Girard’s I See Satan Fall Like Lightning.
Caplan’s Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids
Caplan’s Case Against Education.
On this episode, I’m joined by Mike Green to discuss some potential downsides of index investing, the coming conflict with China, and more. Mike is a partner at Logica Capital Advisors.
Some things we mentioned:
Jack Bogle’s book.
I’m joined by Quinn Lewandowski to explore common ideas of how history is progressing. We also discuss cost disease, scientific freedom, and why there is a dearth of new, really good art.
Scott’s cost disease post.
Alex Tabarrok’s cost disease study.
Eliezer Yudkowsky’s Inadequate Equilibria.
Scientific Freedom by Don Braben.
Now it can be told by General Groves.
Ideas that have helped mankind by Bertrand Russell.
Revolt of the Public by Martin Gurri