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 […]
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 […]
Mark Lutter is the founder of the Charter Cities Institute. We find out just what Charter Cities are, why we should care about them, and how they can improve the lives of millions of humans across the globe.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Sometimes, pharmaceutical companies mess up. More rarely, the FDA catches them. They write warning letters detailing the problems and post them on the internet for anyone to read. On this episode, we are joined by the author of the new blog, Warning Letters. Warning Letters focuses on quality control in the pharmaceutical industry. We learn how […]