Alex Tabarrok (@ATabarrok), economist and author, joins Erik on this episode for a wide-ranging…
Tyler Cowen is a professor of economics at George Mason University and is the co-author of the popular economics blog, Marginal Revolution. Tyler has published widely in economics and is the author of numerous books including his 2017 book, The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream. As a returning guest to the show, however, he joins today to talk about his newest book, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero. David and Tyler also discuss many aspects of big business, including its common critiques, the fallacy of the monopoly in America, and how income inequality has become tied to the firm. Transcript for the episode: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/podcasts/07222019/tyler-cowen-culture-big-business-united-states Tyler’s Twitter: @tylercowen Tyler’s Mercatus profile:
https://www.mercatus.org/tyler-cowen Tyler and Alex’s blog:
https://marginalrevolution.com/ Related Links: Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero by Tyler Cowen
https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250110541 The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream by Tyler Cowen
https://read.macmillan.com/lp/the-complacent-class/ David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth
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In the 1960s-1970s, Ken Thompson co-invented the UNIX operating system along with Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs. He also worked on the language B, the operating system Plan 9, and the language Go. He and Ritchie won the Turing Award. He now works at Google. He’ll be interviewed Brian Kernighan of “K&R” fame.
This talk took place May 4, 2019. Videography courtesy of @thegurumeditation (Facebook), @thegurumeditate (Twitter)
Tom Holland delivers his lecture - "Islam: Executioner or Heir of Antiquity" as part of the Classics Alumni Day - "Classics from Helen to the Hijaz"
Join historian Tom Holland as he takes us back to Imperial Rome as emperor, slave and whore. Experience intrigue, murder, naked ambition, treachery, greed, gluttony, lust, incest, pageantry and decadence in the daily life of the Caesars.
Where did Islam come from? The story of how it came to be established across a vast empire stretching from the Atlantic to the frontiers of China is conventionally traced back to the charisma and inspiration of a single man: Muhammad. But his story was not written until 200 years later. Join historian Tom Holland who has received death threats for challenging the long-held origins of Islam.
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It’s still the early days for Swift for TensorFlow, but Jeremy Howard is embracing the language for use in high performance numeric computing. On this episode of TensorFlow Meets, Josh (@random_forests) talks to the renowned data scientist and fast.ai founder about the future of Swift for TensorFlow, as well as the Swift online course coming to fast.ai in June 2019.
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Train wrecks happen on the bandstand. This is the story of a particularly nasty one at a wedding where we totally butcher a perfectly decent Elton John ballad.
Mark Guiliana + other people at the Blue Whale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEduiAbXEmA
Zach Lapidus harmonizes tone deaf singer through modulations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXTfKs6u4OY
NOTE: Certain details from this story have been altered to protect the innocent, nameless bridesmaid, who was just trying to do a nice thing for her friend.
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