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Building Tomorrow explores the ways technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship are creating a freer, wealthier, and more peaceful world.
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Building Tomorrow explores the ways technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship are creating a freer, wealthier, and more peaceful world.
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    Building Tomorrow: Under Construction

    Building Tomorrow: Under Construction

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    Can We Fix U.S. Politics? (with Lee Drutman & Dan Bowen)

    Can We Fix U.S. Politics? (with Lee Drutman & Dan Bowen)

    If voting leaves you feeling tired and vaguely dissatisfied, you're not alone. Over 60% of voters aren't happy with the two party duopoly that dominates US politics; others hate the flood of negative campaign ads or feel that politics is too big or too distant to be able to effect via the voting process.
    But there is hope! This week, Paul talks to two political scientists, Lee Drutman and Daniel Bowen to talk about how ranked choice voting, multi-member legislative districts, and packing the House of Representatives could save our democracy from its dire situation.

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    • 49 min
    The Pandemic Can't Stop, Won't Stop the Techlash

    The Pandemic Can't Stop, Won't Stop the Techlash

    There are some things that even a pandemic cannot stop. One of those things is political pressure to "do something" about Big Tech. Paul checks in with Matthew Feeney and Will Duffield to get an update on the state of the techlash. Furthermore, this year many of the major social media platforms have ramped up their fact-checking operations in an attempt to combat disinformation about the pandemic and partisan politics, but it is possible that they have opened a Pandora's Box of unintended consequences by doing so.
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    • 47 min
    How Did We Get So Rich?

    How Did We Get So Rich?

    In the 18th century, something sparked a wave of technological innovation and economic growth that has transformed the world for the better. Economists have argued about what that something was ever since. Our guest today, Professor Joel Mokyr, argues that it was a change in western European cultural attitudes that provided that spark. Enlightenment curiosity fomented a belief that practical knowledge could improve the world in tangible and permanent ways.
    Do we assume that progress will always happen? What threatens the concept of progress?

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    • 52 min
    Learn Like a Machine

    Learn Like a Machine

    Spend any time on social media and odds are that you've interacted with at least one bot account; given how advanced they've become, you might not even have noticed. Paul interviews bot programmer Max Sklar about why bots are a big part of the future of online interaction and why that's not necessarily a bad thing. They also discuss machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the deurbanization of New York City.
    What is a geofence? Do we have an obligation to give data to apps for their user research? What is machine learning? Who or what is a marsbot??

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    New Technologies of Freedom

    New Technologies of Freedom

    It's time to stop politely asking the State to give us our freedoms back. We can just...take them. New technologies like smart contracts, cryptocurrency, and anonymized identification systems are challenging the State's near monopoly on jurisprudence, currency, and trust provision. Two of the authors of The New Technologies of Freedom, economists Chris Berg and Darcy Allen, join the show to discuss the radical transformation that is already under way
    What is adversarial liberty? Why do even libertarian think tanks get caught in a statist mindset? How do new blockchain based technologies work together to challenge State control?

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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Paul, host of the Building Tomorrow podcast, highlights all aspects of tech, entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

GDetonator ,

Great stuff

Fighting for a freer world will take more than policy, it will take innovation. Great show that focuses on that fact.

RWWinn ,

Best so far

I hope that we have more like Mr Cantrell. I think that this was the best episode so far . Thanks!👍

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