ADAM VS THE MAN #695: Physical Removal Helicopter Rides in Kabul - Jason Brennan
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Incentive Misalignment in Higher Education with Jason Brennan
Village Global's Venture Stories
Jason Brennan, author of Cracks in the Ivory Tower, joins Erik to discuss:- The fact that students who finish college are actually more pro-market than students who don’t.- Why general education requirements are often pushed by departments that are struggling, and how that leads to rent-seeking.- The idea of “transfer of learning” and why students don’t transfer lessons from their English Literature classes to become better writers in the workplace, even though in theory they should.- Why the cost of college has gone up so much and the incentives that prompt administrators to hire more administrators.- Where he agrees or disagrees with Richard Vedder and Bryan Caplan.- What Jason thinks should happen versus what he thinks will happen to higher ed in the next ten years.Thanks for listening — if you like what you hear, please review us on your favorite podcast platform. Check us out on the web at www.villageglobal.vc or get in touch with us on Twitter @villageglobal.Want to get updates from us? Subscribe to get a peek inside the Village. We’ll send you reading recommendations, exclusive event invites, and commentary on the latest happenings in Silicon Valley. www.villageglobal.vc/signup
Should We Ditch Democracy? feat. Dr. Jason Brennan
Open to Truth
Political division and polarization in America have reached a fever pitch. Civic discourse has become a landscape nearly devoid of the intellectual virtues. And in the midst of this, we still make our decisions in a largely democratic fashion where hardly anyone actually is informed on any important topics. Could these negative phenomena be the result of a more systemic problem in how we govern ourselves - that is, is democracy itself to blame? Our guest Dr. Jason Brennan, professor at Georgetown University, explores alternatives to democracy that may in fact produce more of the good results we actually care about. We discuss the traditional reasons democracy has been praised and supported, and examine ways it falls short, and notable alternatives to it. We closely look at epistocracy, or rule by the knowers, that perhaps the most informed among us should have the greatest say in policy. For a more detailed treatment, check out Jason's book Against Democracy anywhere books are sold. Stay Curious!
I sat down with Jason Brennan, co-author of Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Moral Mess of Higher Education and the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, to discuss the sole source of “legitimate” information in our society: … Continue reading Unregistered 159: Jason Brennan →
Why It's OK to Want to Be Rich (with Jason Brennan)
In Jason Brennan's new book, Why It’s OK to Want to Be Rich, he shows that the moralizers have it backwards. He argues that, in general, the more money you make, the more you already do for others, and that even an average wage earner is productively “giving back” to society just by doing her job. In addition, wealth liberates us to have the best chance of leading a life that’s authentically our own. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Time to end the disastrous democratic experiment? Nick Cohen talks to Jason Brennan
If democracy is so great why does it keep producing such terrible results? Nick Cohen of The Observer talks to Georgetown University political philosopher Jason Brennan, author of Against Democracy, about what it means when sweeping democratic mandates arise from underinformed voters. Do people really vote on the basis of policy or simply to be part of the gang? Should you have to pass a test before you can vote? Would Jason criticise our system in front of a Belorussian protestor? And what can Iron Maiden teach us about what’s wrong with democracy?“A key problem is, the average voter basically knows nothing about politics…”“For most people, the act of voting is a little like kicking your dog because you’ve had a bad day at work.”“The average citizen in a democracy is much more authoritarian than the societies they live in. What’s checking them is the elites.” “Why is it so good to live in liberal democracies? Is it because they’re democracies – or because they’re liberal?”“Voters aren’t stupid. It’s more a question of, Is it even worth my while for me to know this stuff?” Presented by Nick Cohen. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofrenijevic. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How Glenn Beck, the Iraq Wars, Jason Brennan, & Ron Paul Turned a Progressive Into a Libertarian
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https://youtu.be/--o_9bgIbMUFree-market capitalism, the victory of social power and the economic means, is not only the only moral and by far the most productive system; it has become the only viable system for mankind in the industrial era. Its eventual triumph is therefore virtually inevitable.Murray N. RothbardEconomic Controversies, p. 682The excellent book I forgot to credit was When All Else Fails: The Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice by Jason Brennan.LBRY.tv: https://lbry.tv/@KeithKnightDontTreadOnAnyone:b/beckpaulbrennaniraq:1BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/video/QejrjuoQvuOc/Archive: https://archive.org/details/how-glenn-beck-the-iraq-wars-jason-brennan-ron-paul-turned-a-progressive-into-a-libertarianMinds: https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/1178659491914661888?referrer=KeithKnightDontTreadOnAnyone
What's the Res - 3x5 - Compulsory Voting in a Democracy: A Conversation with Dr. Jason Brennan
What's the Res?
Ethan and Josh interview Georgetown University professor Dr. Jason Brennan on the topic of the Sept/Oct 2020 LD resolution, "In a democracy, voting ought to be compulsory." They discuss Dr. Brennan's recent book "Compulsory Voting: For and Against," his research interests, and his view of a democracy. They discuss arguments heard at the Duke Invitational, and potential responses. Dr. Brennan offers an alternative to route to solve voting barriers, and concludes the episode with advice about choosing college. Enjoy! And let us know what you think! Email - WhatsTheRes@gmail.com Twitter/Instagram/Reddit - @Whatstheres_ Facebook - Facebook.com/Whatstheres