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Tyler Cowen | Civilization as Crusonia Plant, Stubborn Attachments and Future Discounting

The Foresight Institute Podcast

“If your view is that the future per se matters as much as the present, then you are led to maximizing sustainable economic growth.”In this episode we are joined by Tyler Cowen, economist at George Mason University. Cowen writes the "Economic Scene" column for The New York Times and since 2016 has been a regular opinion columnist at Bloomberg Opinion.Here Cowen speaks about his book Stubborn attachments, and argues that our reason and common sense can help free us of the faulty ideas that hold us back as people and as a society and makes the contemporary moral case for economic growth as well as provide inspiration and optimism about our future possibilities.Music:Intractable by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100194Artist: http://incompetech.com/Remarks: This recording has been altered to fit this video. I Knew a Guy by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100199Artist: http://incompetech.com/Remarks: The length of this recording has been altered. 

1hr 2mins

16 Jul 2021

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731 - Crypto, Inflation, Housing, Cities and Talent with Tyler Cowen

The James Altucher Show

What are the future states of the cities? Will Cryptocurrency like Bitcoin or Ethereum replace Fiat money? Is inflation happening, and how will it affect us? What is the future of housing? Is the South East the new West? In this episode, Tyler Cowen, an American economist, came back on to answer all my questions. Will New York City come back? How can we save the city? What happened when the rent moratorium expired? Which tier 2 or perhaps tier 3 cities are people moving to? Is crypto here to stay (in what form or shape)? Listen to this episode, and feel free to tweet at me (@jaltucher) and let me know what do you think? My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should Run For President 2.0 Facebook Group, and we discuss why should run for president. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter FacebookSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


8 Jul 2021

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Ep 76: David Deutsch and Tyler Cowen: Reaction


The video I am responding to is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_6vY... which is on the @Mercatus Center channel with Tyler Cowen. The original is well worth watching in its entirety. My response does not do it justice and is just intended as a supplement for those who have watched the whole thing and might have some questions at the end about various parts. I’m not pretending to speak for David - I’m just giving my own perspective given my understanding of what I’ve read in, for example, “The Beginning of Infinity”. Tyler Cowen does a fantastic job here of questioning David and articulating what are some of the frequently heard objections about this world view. It is, for example, common to hear something between a denigration to a downplaying of the importance of Popper especially among academic types. David provides an excellent explanation of Popper and I have a few things to say about that myself.

1hr 16mins

1 Jul 2021

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Ep. 100: Tyler Cowen — Is Scarborough The Dining Capital of the World?

The Curious Task

Tyler Cowen chats with Alex Aragona about all things food — great things to eat, where to find them, and how an economist gets lunch.


30 Jun 2021

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Fireside Chat with Tyler Cowen

Gen Z Mafia Podcast

@rahulchhabra07, @carsonpoole, and @emmalsalinas talk with renowned economist Tyler Cowen about cryptocurrencies, progress studies, Emergent Ventures, and where it's all heading.

1hr 6mins

23 Jun 2021

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The end of our 50-year stagnation | Tyler Cowen

The TED Interview

Some believe our world has changed at a rapid pace in recent decades. From the rise of the internet to the proliferation of startups spinning out inventions, it can certainly seem that way. In this episode, though, economist Tyler Cowen argues that none of this has really transformed the ways we live over the last 50 years. But he contends that now that's changing, as new breakthroughs in science and medicine push us out of the so-called "Great Stagnation" into a new era of meaningful innovation. Can’t get enough TED? Become a member for access to exclusive events, global conversations, and more. Join now: go.ted.com/podmembers


3 Jun 2021

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With Emergent Ventures, Tyler Cowen puts money where his mind is

The Valmy

Podcast: Access to Excellence Podcast (LS 23 · TOP 10% )Episode: With Emergent Ventures, Tyler Cowen puts money where his mind isRelease date: 2021-05-04Emergent Ventures, which looks for big and unique ideas, has raised $60 million and funded 200 projects. Mason economist and co-founder Tyler Cowen says the grants are “something you can win that’s not about connections.” Push ideas, he said. “Make the world tell you no.” Cowen also talks about how the Fast Grants program is helping fight Covid-19, why having children can help fight climate change and why he is bullish on the U.S. economy.


5 May 2021

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#174 – Tyler Cowen: Economic Growth and the Fight Against Conformity and Mediocrity

Lex Fridman Podcast

Tyler Cowen is an economist, writer, and podcaster. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Linode: https://linode.com/lex to get $100 free credit – ExpressVPN: https://expressvpn.com/lexpod and use code LexPod to get 3 months free – SimpliSafe: https://simplisafe.com/lex and use code LEX to get a free security camera – Public Goods: https://publicgoods.com/lex and use code LEX to get $15 off EPISODE LINKS: Tyler’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/tylercowen Tyler’s Blog: https://marginalrevolution.com/ Conversations with Tyler (Podcast): https://conversationswithtyler.com/ Big Business (Book): https://amzn.to/2OBPbaK Tyler’s Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Cowen PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips:

2hr 15mins

10 Apr 2021

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Tyler Cowen on the Pandemic, Revisited


Blogger, author, podcaster, economist Tyler Cowen of George Mason University discusses the lessons learned from the pandemic with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Appearing roughly one year after his first conversation on the pandemic, Cowen revisits the predictions he made then and what he has learned for the next time.

1hr 14mins

5 Apr 2021

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Episode 35 - Tyler Cowen on Flawed Arguments


Tyler Cowen is an economist, author, and long-term habitual blogger.  His Marginal Revolution blog (www.marginalrevolution.com) is home to many a wonderful and enlightening post.  Today's quote is no exception.  It comes to us from 6 years in the past and boy oh boy do ALL of us need to hear it.  Economists see the world a little differently and when they let us inside their head on a daily basis, as Cowen does, we can gain some outstanding insights into the world around us.  


27 Jan 2021