Linkfest to podcasts/articles Nov 2017

I hope to elaborate more on some of these topics in the future, but in the meantime, check out some great conversations:

What is Technology Doing to Us? A Conversation with Tristan Harris on Sam Harris
“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Tristan Harris about the arms race for human attention, the ethics of persuasion, the consequences of having an ad-based economy, the dynamics of regret, and other topics. ”
*really interesting about how VR is an upcoming immersive technology where the next arms race for attention will be if not regulated

Philip Auerswald on the Rise of Populism
“Author and professor Philip Auerswald of George Mason University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the rise of populism in the United States and throughout the world. Auerswald argues that the rise of cities and the productivity of urban life has created a divergence in experience and rewards between urban and rural areas around the world. Auerswald ties these changes to changes in voting patterns and speculates about the sources of the increasing productivity of metropolitan areas”
It’s interesting how he tied in the cities aspect to productivity and inequality. He also quoted Henry George but didn’t seem to mention George’s theory about how most of the taxation should fall on unearned income (real estate gains) instead of labour and capital.

The Incredible Value of Deep Work, Instead of Distraction, with Cal Newport
I always appreciate Cal Newport’s thoughts on deep work

Tim O’Reilly on What’s the Future on EconTalk
“Author Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media and long-time observer and commenter on the internet and technology, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his new book, WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us. O’Reilly surveys the evolution of the internet, the key companies that have prospered from it, and how the products of those companies have changed our lives. He then turns to the future and explains why he is an optimist and what can be done to make that optimism accurate.”
-Key to next economy: As one thing becomes commoditized, something else becomes valuable (specialty coffees)
-Software: 20th century mindset, search results, relevant products. Software programs/algo’s are workers, and the programmers are managers, managers monitor real time data and make tweaks to program…..()
-Continuous education is the way of the future, We are doing the equivalent of teaching someone to Plow, On demand learning, how do we teach kids and give them access to the right. Potentially away from regimented schooling, to home schooling

Joe Rogan Experience #1037 – Chris Kresser
“Chris Kresser is a health detective specializing in investigative medicine, blogger, podcaster, teacher and a Paleo diet and lifestyle enthusiast. His new book “Unconventional Medicine” is out now, available on Amazon and”
The need for prevention and proper nutrition
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
― Thomas Edison


“#1006. Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. You can check out all Dr. Peterson’s self-improvement writing programs at Bret Weinstein is a biology professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. Currently he is in the middle of an intense controversy that has been documented by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and several other mainstream media outlets”

Interview With Derek Thompson: Masters in Business (Audio)
“Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews Derek Thompson, author of the book “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.” Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets and the media. This commentary aired on Bloomberg Radio.”
-Content may be king, but distribution is the kingdom…..