This man had real world form before discovering “perpetuated wealth creation” in gaga crypto land
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- Encore episode — Heidi Williams on gene sequencing, patent design, and innovation incentives
- Retail hype vs retail facts
- Michael Mandel on the case for productivity optimism
- Is Ireland an austerity poster child or a “beautiful freak”?
- Richard Ocejo on old jobs in new urban economies
- A chat with Alice Rivlin on her career in economic policymaking
- The life and ideas of Albert O Hirschman (Part 1)
- Jason Furman on economic policymaking
- Tyler Cowen’s stubborn philosophical attachments
Season 3 of Alphachat starts next week, but today we’re re-upping a wonderful conversation we had with Angus Deaton in October 2015, just after he’d won the the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel — or just the economic Nobel, to the non-pedants among you. Further down is a time guide to the topics we discuss. And as we wrote at the time of the interview, several threads run consistently throughout his academic work and his writing (copied from our original post), including:
Legal enforcement authorities have shut down two of the biggest criminal marketplaces on the dark web, Alphabay and Hansa, in an operation of unprecedented international scale. But will the Feds be able to keep up once the market evolves, as it surely will, into entirely decentralised form?
ICO PR spin is achieving new heights of creativity.
There are no interest rates in the cryptocurrency world, and that’s a problem for gauging any sense of fair relative price.
Block.one has managed to raise $200m selling something it says is useless.
The Crypto craze is the stuff of Alex Jones. But we’ll still try and cover it…
Ideas include buying a media outlet and lobbying small nation states.