Tyler Cowen engages today’s deepest thinkers in wide-ranging explorations of their work, the world, and everything in between. New conversations every other Wednesday. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Episodes with Smash Notes
Why economists should build more than a body of research.
How [lessons from] programming can improve our politics.
Plus, the occult power of conductors.
How more people would solve (some of) America’s problems.
How do we balance human rights with technological and economic progress?
And why periodicals and podcasts trump books.
What historical factors predict future wealth?
The surprising ways historical events and institutions still shape our modern world.
How do gamblers stay rational and happy?
While there’s no silver bullet, real reforms are possible.
How many academics can claim to have modeled on the side?
As the economy recovers from the fallout of COVID-19, policymakers should consider committing to a long-term, systematic deleveraging of the banking sector.