Simulacra Levels, Moral Mazes, and COVID-19 with Zvi Mowshowitz

In this episode, we are joined by Zvi Mowshowitz. We discuss simulacra levels, moral mazes, and our civilizational response to COVID-19. Zvi writes the blog Don’t Worry About the Vase.  Links/more reading: Simulacra levels Moral mazes Efficient-market hypothesis Transcript: today on this episode we have zv moshowitz i’m also joined by my friend quinn i learned […]

Machine Learning, Education, and Governing the Commons with Cooper Williams

In this episode, we talk about AI safety, machine learning, meaning, the economist Elinor Ostrom, and more with my good friend Cooper Williams. Cooper is a machine learning engineer based in the RTP region of North Carolina. Links/more reading: Elinor Ostrom and her book, Governing the Commons (affiliate link). Pirate law and the pirate’s code. […]

Monopoly, Competition, and a Critique of Interventionism

In this short episode, we discuss how good-faith policymakers can sometimes make things worse when trying to improve outcomes in many domains. We talk about price gouging, fairness norms, and monopolies. Transcript: hey folks my name is will jarvis along with my dad dr david jarvis we record the podcast narratives narratives is a project […]

Economics, Law, and the Future with David Friedman

This week on the podcast, we have David Friedman. David holds a PhD in physics from the University of Chicago, he is chiefly known for his scholarly contributions to economics and law. He is the author of five books of non‐​fiction as well as three novels. We discuss the future, legal systems very different from […]