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Episode 18: Elites and Experts (we definitely manage to be neither)

May 09, 2021 Chris Season 1 Episode 18
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Episode 18: Elites and Experts (we definitely manage to be neither)
May 09, 2021 Season 1 Episode 18
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Our main topic today is Elites vs Experts by Robin Hanson. He's very smart, but not terribly likeable so we have to go back and forth defending him and attacking him. We talk about minimum wage, whether behavioural economics really replicates and why are there no aliens anyway?

Big list of coffee bets - now also on Melange app.

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The endless saga of "Is Dunkin Donuts in Australia" - it was, then it wasn't.....

Chipageddon and the impact on new car production - " Yet many auto plants have had to shut down unexpectedly, costing the companies billions of dollars in profit. Anyone who thought the problem might pass quickly is being proven wrong "

Thinking fast and slow and the replication crisis. It's not as bad as it could be, but certainly whole chapters have entirely failed to replicate.

The History of the Minimum Wage - a podcast by Planet Money

Ben Thompson - Spotify's Surprise

The Fermi Paradox and The Great Filter - Why are there no Aliens out there?

The Disastrous Johnson&Johnson Pause

Scarlett vs Bomber - The best TvZ Starcraft II game ever played?

Mr LlamaSC loses his damn mind as he gets every single item in the game

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Please contact us or support us on Patreon!

Our main topic today is Elites vs Experts by Robin Hanson. He's very smart, but not terribly likeable so we have to go back and forth defending him and attacking him. We talk about minimum wage, whether behavioural economics really replicates and why are there no aliens anyway?

Big list of coffee bets - now also on Melange app.

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The endless saga of "Is Dunkin Donuts in Australia" - it was, then it wasn't.....

Chipageddon and the impact on new car production - " Yet many auto plants have had to shut down unexpectedly, costing the companies billions of dollars in profit. Anyone who thought the problem might pass quickly is being proven wrong "

Thinking fast and slow and the replication crisis. It's not as bad as it could be, but certainly whole chapters have entirely failed to replicate.

The History of the Minimum Wage - a podcast by Planet Money

Ben Thompson - Spotify's Surprise

The Fermi Paradox and The Great Filter - Why are there no Aliens out there?

The Disastrous Johnson&Johnson Pause

Scarlett vs Bomber - The best TvZ Starcraft II game ever played?

Mr LlamaSC loses his damn mind as he gets every single item in the game