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. Show Notes:Scott’s cost disease post. Alex Tabarrok’s cost disease study. Eliezer Yudkowsky’s Inadequate Equilibria. Scientific Freedom by Don Braben. Zvi’s blog. Now it can be told by General Groves. […]
I got to talk to Ben Landau-Taylor about why only America seems to be able to innovate, why state capacity has declined in the US, and how to think about industrial policy in the modern world. Ben is a Senior Analyst at Bismark Analytics. You can find Ben at his blog here, and on twitter here.A few show […]
In this episode, we talk with Kelly Starrett about health, mobility, and training. Dr. Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, two-time New York Times &Wall Street Journal bestselling author, speaker, and co-founder of The Ready State. Show Notes: Ready to Run by Kelly Starrett Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starrett.
In this episode, we talk with José Luis Ricón about longevity, soviet economics, education research, metascience, and so much more. José blogs at nintil.com.
We talk with Freddie deBoer about America’s education system-what’s wrong with it, what’s right with it, and how to make it better. We also discuss his new book, The Cult of Smart.
In this episode, we talk with Jason Crawford about progress. What it is, what it isn’t, and how do we accelerate it? Jason is the author of The Roots of Progress, a website about the history of technology and industry, and the philosophy of progress. Show notes: Economic growth since the industrial revolution. Peter Thiel […]
In this episode, we discuss trade, war and China with Brendan Cooley. Brendan is a Senior Data Scientist at Big League Advance. He recently finished his Ph.D. in Politics at Princeton. In this wide-ranging discussion, we cover the different schools of international relations theory, building ideal trade policy, and just how likely a great power […]
Jon Guze is the Director of Legal Studies at John Locke. Jon is an expert on Karl Popper, the law, and governance. In this episode, we talk about Popper’s theory of knowledge, civil asset forfeiture, and eugenics in North Carolina. Show notes: Jon’s recent work http://www.johnlocke.org/update/?p2p_author=540. His work on: Judicial elections (here and here); Redistricting […]
Some problems, like building the first atomic bomb, are hard. Other problems, like distributing vaccines, are not. Currently, in North Carolina, there are more than 300,000 doses of life-saving vaccines, sitting in freezers, and not where they should be (in people’s arms). This is not a hard problem, and from a country that went to […]