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Chatter #209 – Simon Youel On Positive Money, Inflation, and Quantitative Easing

Have you ever wondered how a government budget works? How borrowing works? Whether the magic money tree really exists? Positive Money are a group hoping to educate people on how a sovereign government has the ability to create and spend money. Simon Youel is Head of Policy & Advocacy at Positive Money, a…

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Chatter #208 – Julian Winkler: How Ideas Spread On Reddit And Wall Street Bets

Julian Winkler is the co-author of the paper “Reddit’s self-organised bull runs: Social contagion and asset prices” about the subreddit Wall Street Bets. The paper makes a “theoretical case for how ‘hype’ among retail investors can drive large asset fluctuations”. The paper was written before the GameStop Saga kicked off, but the interesting…

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Chatter #203 – Professor James Robinson – Why Nations Fail Part 1: Does Freedom Lead To Prosperity?

Why Nations Fail may be the best book I have read this year, so I was absolutely delighted when both of the authors agreed to speak to me on my podcast! This is the first of these interviews, with Professor James A. Robinson. The main idea that I took from the book was…

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Chatter #199 – Professor Paul Frijters: Lockdowns, Science, And The Great Covid Panic

A lot of the discussion about an inquiry into the covid response has been, in my view, poorly framed. There are massive lessons to be learned from this pandemic, but I believe that a huge segment of this is being ignored – what the cost of lockdowns will be and has already been….

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Chatter #193 – Timothy E. Lee On AI, Self Driving Cars, and The Future Of Transport

Timothy B. Lee is a reporter who has written about technology, economics, and public policy for more than a decade. He joined the Washington Post in 2013 to lead a team covering tech policy. The next year he left the Post along with Ezra Klein and several other Post staffers to launch Vox.com….

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