There is promising technology that will be able to take care of us as we age, but only if the FDA does not get in the way.
While people in the US have the first world privilege to complain about wasting time on their phones, millions of people in the developing world are using their cellphones to pull themselves out of poverty.
Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, joins the show today to talk about Google’s market dominance and the future of work.
Brian Rosenwald joins the show to discuss the history of talk radio and how it formed our media landscape today.
Susan Schneider joins the show to challenge our preconceived notions of consciousness and whether machines can achieve it.
Finn Brunton is on the show today to talk about why cryptocurrency has emerged as more than science fiction in the last decade.
Timothy McLaughlin joins us to describe the history of 8chan and its association with recent mass shootings.
Alex Tabarrok explains that dominant assurance contracts can help markets provide more public goods.
Why is my smartphone cheap while my healthcare is crazy expensive? Alex Tabarrok explains the Baumol Effect.
Paul and Matthew discuss the history of, and threats to, Section 230. Jennifer Huddleston rebuts the argument that Section 230 was a gift to big tech.
Emily Oster joins us to give data-based parenting advice that may surprise you.
Diego Zuluaga joins the show today to discuss the latest on Libra, Facebook’s venture in cryptocurrency.
What was the real beef between Crowder and Maza? Matthew Feeney and Paul Matzko dive in to the mines of content moderation.
David Kaye joins us today to discuss how social media platforms are actually massive bureaucracies.
To suss out fact from fiction, Paul and Matthew invited Matt Crozat from the Nuclear Energy Institute to discuss HBO’s portrayal of Chernobyl.
Have you been bombarded with robocalls? The average American is getting 22 calls per month and Ethan Garr joins us to discuss how he is trying to mitigate the pestering.
Carl B. Frey joins us to discuss how we can study the industrial revolution to inform our understanding of the imminent automation revolution.
Paul Matzko and Matthew Feeney dissect the gig economy & how their contractors generally seem to enjoy the flexibility of their work.