Russ Roberts

May 2014

A Monthly Archive (11 entries)
 

Yuval Levin Postmortem

EconTalk Extra
by Russ Roberts

I want to respond to a number of interesting comments and add some thoughts on the episode with Yuval Levin.

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CATEGORIES: Extras

   

The origins of the Left-Right divide in American politics is the primary focus of this week's episode.

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Podcast episode Yuval Levin on Burke, Paine, and the Great Debate

EconTalk Episode with Yuval Levin
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Yuval Levin, author of The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left, talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas of Burke and Paine and their influence on the evolution of political philosophy. Levin outlines the differing approaches of the two thinkers to liberty, authority, and how reform and change should take place. Other topics discussed include Hayek's view of tradition, Cartesian rationalism, the moral high ground in politics, and how the "right and left" division of American politics finds its roots in the debates of these thinkers from the 1700s.

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Marc Andreessen Postmortem

EconTalk Extra
by Russ Roberts

This week's interview with Marc Andreessen was one of my favorite episodes in a while.

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This week, Roberts spoke with famed tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen about what the future of technology holds.

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Podcast episode Marc Andreessen on Venture Capital and the Digital Future

EconTalk Episode with Marc Andreessen
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and co-creator of the early web browser Mosaic, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about how success in venture capital is more about winners that you missed and not losers that you backed. Other topics discussed include the rise of the developing world and the smartphone revolution, why Bitcoin is paving the way for innovative uses of the internet, an optimistic view of the future of journalism, changes in the healthcare system, and the future of education around the world.

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This week, Roberts talks about the challenges confronting U.S. cities today with Charles Marohn of Strong Towns. We'd like to hear what you think about the prospect of making cities stronger.

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CATEGORIES: Books , Growth

   

Podcast episode Charles Marohn on Strong Towns, Urban Development, and the Future of American Cities

EconTalk Episode with Charles Marohn
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Charles Marohn, President of Strong Towns, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts urban development and what makes a strong town. The two discuss how the post-World War II approach to town and city planning has led to debt problems and wasteful infrastructure investments, and how changes as small as the width of roads make cities more vibrant. Other topics discussed include central Detroit today as a model of city growth, the incentive problems associated with how state and federal infrastructure funds are distributed, and Marohn's efforts to change civil engineers' perspective on growth.

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This week's episode is all about Bitcoin- where it's been and where it may go. There's been a lot of interest in Bitcoin among our listeners, so we're more anxious than usual to hear what you have to say!

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Podcast episode Gavin Andresen on the Present and Future of Bitcoin

EconTalk Episode with Gavin Andresen
Hosted by Russ Roberts

Gavin Andresen, Chief Scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about where Bitcoin has been and where it might be headed in the future. Topics discussed include competing cryptocurrencies such as Dogecoin, the role of the Bitcoin Foundation, the challenges Bitcoin faces going forward, and the mystery of Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Coyle Postmortem

EconTalk Extra
by Russ Roberts

Here's my postmortem on the Coyle episode. Includes my early nominee for worst economics story of the year.

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