Tyler Cowen (@tylercowen), economist and author, joins Jasmine Wang (@j_asminewang), technologist and philosopher, and Erik’s co-host for this episode.
- What Tyler has learned about identifying talent and why he thinks that IQ is overrated.
- The forces shaping education today and how Tyler would change it if he could.
- Whether leftism is “eating the world.”
- What will replace cyberpunk and the role of aesthetics in intellectual life.
- How to find the best people for government jobs.
- Why globalization has not led to more innovation.
- And finally, a rapid-fire round where Erik and Jasmine name a person and Tyler explains where they agree or disagree with each other.
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