Author and economist Tyler Cowen of George Mason University talks about his book, Big Business, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Cowen argues that big corporations in America are underrated and under-appreciated. He even defends the financial sector while adding some caveats along the way. This is a lively and contrarian look at a timely issue.
We have an interview with Keri Leigh Merritt, a historian based out of Atlanta who focuses on the american history from the Antebellum era through Reconstruction. We detail anti-confederate resistance in the Deep South, such as Mossbacks, as well as the legacy of failures from Reconstruction. We also hit on the relationship between poor whites…
The controversial theory linking Roe v. Wade to a massive crime drop is back in the spotlight as several states introduce abortion restrictions. Steve Levitt and John Donohue discuss their original research, the challenges to its legitimacy, and their updated analysis. Also: what this means for abortion policy, crime policy, and having intelligent conversations about contentious topics.
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John Gruber of Daring Fireball and The Talk Show joins me to follow up on Jony Ive leaving Apple, starting LoveFrom with Marc Newson, being hired by Apple, Evans Hankey and Alan Dye reporting into Jeff Williams, Sabih Khan becoming SVP of Operations, the future of Tim Cook, Jony’s involvement over the last few years, Jony’s hardware vs. software chops, and what may happen in the near future with Apple design.
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Russ Roberts talks with Tyler Cowen about favorite Econtalk episodes, classical liberalism, dropping out of college, and more.
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Economist Tyler Cowen discusses his latest book, "Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero." Why has anti-capitalist sentiment increased recently, and to what extent is it justified? How much are corporations to blame for wage stagnation, climbing cost of living, or the slow response to climate change? Tyler and Julia also explore their various disagreements: on how to communicate, whether people should bet on their beliefs, and whether we should increase public optimism about technology.
"Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero" by Tyler Cowen
Marginal Revolution blog
Conversations with Tyler podcast
Axios Harris 2019 poll on people’s attitudes about corporations
"The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream" by Tyler Cowen (2017)
Tyler’s 2008 Bloggingheads interview with Will Wilkinson
"On Bets and Bullshit," a round-up by Adam Gurri of the debate over betting, between Tyler, Robin Hanson, Bryan Caplan and others
Tyler’s "prisoner’s dilemma-style" podcast interview with Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles
Rob Wiblin’s 80,000 Hours podcast interview with Tyler Cowen
Edited by Brent Silk
Music by Miracles of Modern Science
Kevin Mattson is a historian who’s written about the food industry’s original scourge, Upton Sinclair. Sinclair is famous for writing "The Jungle," a novel that exposed some of the mo…
Margaret Atwood and Tyler Cowen talk writing, feminism, Candad, The Handmaid’s Tale, Twitter, biotechnology, the Bible, history, her patents, poetry, literature, movies, and more.
In this week’s Hot Takedown, we look ahead to the second round of the NBA playoffs and preview the NFL draft before Nate rants about home runs.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sat down with co-hosts Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman for a wide ranging, hourlong interview. She weighed in on 2020, impeachment, Israel, Amazon, and her first months in Congress. The congressional rising star also shared her Game of Thrones predictions and answered one of the most controversial questions in her district —— Yankees or Mets?
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