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    A Bold Return to Giving a Damn: One Farm, Six Generations, and the Future of Food | Will Harris | BM9

    A Bold Return to Giving a Damn: One Farm, Six Generations, and the Future of Food | Will Harris | BM9

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    A Bright Future | Joshua Goldstein | BM8

    A Bright Future | Joshua Goldstein | BM8

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    Where Is My Flying Car? | J. Storrs Hall | BM7

    Where Is My Flying Car? | J. Storrs Hall | BM7

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism | Bhu Srinivasan | BM6

    Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism | Bhu Srinivasan | BM6

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Zoning Rules!: The Economics of Land Use Regulation | Bill Fischel | BM5

    Zoning Rules!: The Economics of Land Use Regulation | Bill Fischel | BM5

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    The Rise and Fall of American Growth | Robert J. Gordon | BM4

    The Rise and Fall of American Growth | Robert J. Gordon | BM4

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    Summary
    The conversation explores the book 'The Rise and Fall of American Growth', which chronicles growth in America over the past 150 years. It begins with an introduction to the topic and the background of the author Robert J. Gordon. The concept of growth and productivity is defined, highlighting the role of GDP and the impact of inventions. The three industrial revolutions are discussed, along with their key innovations. The conversation then delves into the factors affecting growth, including education, inequality, and fiscal debt. The chapters conclude with an exploration of the rise of American growth from 1870 to 1970 and the fall of American growth from 1970 to the present. The conversation covers various topics related to economic growth, inequality, and the future. The guest, Robert J. Gordon, advocates for immigration reform and improved education as solutions to economic challenges. The discussion also touches on the impact of going off the gold standard and the role of money in exacerbating issues. The guest expresses skepticism about the idea that the US going off the gold standard in 1971 has played a significant role in rising inequality. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the potential for a 'special century' and the importance of economic growth.

    Takeaways
    - Growth and productivity are measured by GDP and reflect the increase in output per person or per hour of work.
    - The three industrial revolutions, marked by key innovations, have driven economic growth: steam engine and cotton spinning, electric power and internal combustion engine, and computers and digital technology.
    - The percolation of innovations takes time, and the impact of new inventions may not be immediately evident in productivity statistics.
    - Factors such as education, inequality, and fiscal debt can act as headwinds to growth.
    - The rise of American growth from 1870 to 1970 was driven by the implementation of inventions and increased productivity.
    - The fall of American growth from 1970 to the present is characterized by slower productivity growth, increased inequality, and fiscal debt.

    • 1 hr 25 min

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