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Hayek Program Podcast

Summary: The Hayek Program Podcast includes audio from lectures, interviews, and discussions of scholars and visitors from the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The F. A. Hayek Program is devoted to the promotion of teaching and research on the institutional arrangements that are suitable for the support of free and prosperous societies. Implicit in this statement is the presumption that those arrangements are to some extent open to conscious selection, as well as the appreciation that the type of arrangements that are selected within a society can influence significantly the economic, political, and moral character of that society. The Hayek Program Podcast is partially funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation on "Work, Self-governance, and the Challenge of Unsustainable Dependency." The Grant is for a three-year project to explore the themes of work and self-governance as well as the root causes and consequences of the modern shift toward a greater reliance on government efforts to solve collective challenges.

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 Michael Munger on the Future of the Sharing Economy and Universal Basic Income | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:03:01

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we welcome our next keynote speaker from the Future of Work 2019 conference, Michael Munger, a professor of political science, economics, and public policy at Duke University. In his talk, he discusses the future of gigs and sharing in the economy and the role of storage could change. Additionally, he examines the messiness of economic revolutions and how a universal basic income could play a role in the next one. CC Music: Twisterium

 Betsey Stevenson on the Future of Technology and Employment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:59:56

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we continue the release of our 2019 Future of Work Conference lectures with an address by Betsey Stevenson, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Michigan. Betsey Stevenson addresses two competing visions of future employment and makes the case that technological advances, far from destroying human civilization, has consistently bettered it. She addresses the past and present concerns surrounding technological advances and makes the case that the real concern of the future is less about employment and more about redistribution. CC Music: Twisterium

 Glen Weyl on the Myths and Benefits of Automation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:36

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we hear from Glen Weyl, Microsoft's Office of the Chief Technology Officer Political Economist and Social Technologist, as the first of four keynote speakers from the Hayek Program's 2019 Future of Work Conference. In his talk, Glen Weyl argues that the current narrative of automation and artificial intelligence displacing human labor is misguided at best and dangerous at worst. Instead, he makes the case for framing the discussion around the potential benefits of new technology and posits that our future is not one of luxury communism but of enhanced productivity and human ingenuity. Learn about the Future of Work conference at https://ppe.mercatus.org/events/future-work CC Music: Twisterium

 "Why and How Do Social Relations Matter for Economic Lives?" with Viviana Zelizer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:16

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Viviana Zelizer (Sociology, Princeton University) gives a public lecture to honor Elinor Ostrom in our first Ostrom Speaker Series lecture. Elinor Ostrom’s revolutionary challenge of standard economic arguments bears deep kinship with economic sociologists’ relational accounts of economic life. In this lecture, Zelizer traces economic sociology’s most recent efforts to construct alternative explanations for economic activities, focusing on a set of economic arrangements Zelizer calls “circuits of commerce.” Peter Boettke opens the event, offering his own brief recounting of Elinor Ostrom's life and work and introducing Zelizer. CC Music: Twisterium

 Peter Boettke and Sandra Peart on Leadership, Economic Thought, and Archival Research | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:20

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke sits down with Sandra Peart to tackle a host of topics, beginning with an investigation into balancing the tension between leadership and scholarship in academia. Later in the podcast, the pair discuss several of the great economic thinkers and their insights, with specific emphasis on the question of why economic insights seemed to "flatten out" between J.S. Mill and Frank Knight. Finally, Peter Boettke and Sandra Peart share their stories and experiences in archival research. CC Music: Twisterium

 "Doing Bad By Doing Good" Book Panel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:14

On this throwback episode of the Hayek Program podcast, we revisit Christopher Coyne's "Doing Bad by Doing Good" as part of a book panel discussion. Christopher Coyne is joined by panelists Peter van Buren and Robert Higgs with Peter Boettke moderating.

 'Black Wave' Book Panel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:24

On this episode of the podcast, the Hayek Program welcomes Daniel Aldrich to a book panel discussion on the themes and highlights of his recent book, "Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan’s 3/11 Disasters." Daniel Aldrich is joined on the panel by Laura Grube and Arnold Howitt with Peter Boettke moderating the discussion. CC Music: Twisterium

 East of Eden or West of Babel? Brian Kogelmann and Jayme Lemke on Idealized Philosophy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:26

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Jayme Lemke and Brian Kogelmann enter the philosophical realm to tackle an enduring question about being East of Eden or West of Babel in our philosophical pursuits. Also on the podcast, we'll discover why the tools of philosophy alone can't answer many of the discipline's pressing questions, why moral perfection wouldn't necessarily dictate a socialist society, and how Rawls has shaped the field of philosophy. In closing, we'll also hear how Mercatus's Adam Smith fellowship shaped Brian Kogelmann's career and why he recommends that all graduate students take advantage of the Mercatus fellowships. CC Music: Twisterium "Waves" by Pictures of the Floating World is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 Peter Boettke and Bruce Caldwell on History of Economic Thought | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:28

In areas of academia the history of economic thought has fallen out of favor, but today's guest on the Hayek Program Podcast argues that a place still exists for it. Join us as Bruce Caldwell and Peter Boettke tackle the history of economic thought and its place within the discipline of economics. Show Highlights: - Bruce Caldwell's experience with history of economic thought - Peter Boettke's story about trying to save history of economic thought at NYU - Why the ability to teach history of economic thought can boost a scholar's career - The joys and frustrations of archival research. CC Music: Twisterium Music from https://filmmusic.io "Odyssey" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

 Research in the Classical Liberal Tradition with Doug Rasmussen, Doug Den Uyl and Rosolino Candela | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:40

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Rosolino Candela interviews Douglas Den Uyl and Douglas Rasmussen for a discussion about classical liberalism. In it, Douglas Den Uyl and Douglas Rasmussen share their history of working together, elaborate on how their writings have affected their fields of work, and recall the evolution of their works. CC Music: Twisterium

 Elinor Ostrom as an Intellectual: An Interview Between Bobbi Herzberg and Vlad Tarko | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:47:22

Elinor Ostrom is best known for her work on common pool resources, but, on this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we take a deeper dive into her work as Bobbi Herzberg interviews Vlad Tarko on Elinor Ostrom's role as an intellectual. Learn why students of Elinor Ostrom should start with her work on polycentrism and metropolitan governance, discover the ways in which the Ostroms dealt with skepticism about their work, and understand why Elinor Ostrom was selected for the Nobel Prize in Economics as we continue the Hayek Program's celebration of her life and work. CC Music: Twisterium Music from https://filmmusic.io: "Deliberate Thought" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

 Elinor Ostrom as a Mentor: An Interview Between Vlad Tarko and Bobbi Herzberg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:06

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, we continue the Hayek Program's celebration of Elinor Ostrom as Vlad Tarko, assistant professor and author of 'The Intellectual Biography of Elinor Ostrom,' interviews Hayek Program distinguished senior fellow Bobbi Herzberg on Elinor Ostrom's role as a mentor and friend. Herzberg recounts heartwarming memories from her time working with Elinor Ostrom, including those on Elinor Ostrom's work ethic, humble personality, and role as a bridge to Vincent Ostrom. Herzberg also describes her journey from rational choice theory to the Ostrom's teaching and tells how both Vincent and Elinor Ostrom helped guide her through "being a student again" before briefly discussing the history of the Bloomington workshop. CC Music: Twisterium

 'F.A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy, and Social Philosophy' Book Panel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:06:20

On this episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Boettke leads a book panel discussion of his recent book, 'F.A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy, and Social Philosophy' as he and the panel explore the life, work, and ideas of one of the twentieth century's great intellectuals. Peter Boettke is joined on the panel by Bruce Caldwell, Sandra Peart, and Paul Lewis. CC Music: Twisterium

 Anarchy Unbound Book Panel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:42

On this throwback episode of the Hayek Program Podcast, Peter Leeson uses rational choice theory to explore the benefits of self-governance in his book, 'Anarchy Unbound.' Relying on experience from the past and present, this book provides evidence of anarchy “working” where it is least expected to do so and explains how this is possible. Leeson argues that in some cases anarchy may even outperform government as a system of social organization, and demonstrates where this may occur. 'Anarchy Unbound' challenges the conventional self-governance wisdom. It showcases the incredible ingenuity of private individuals to secure social cooperation without government and how their surprising means of doing so can be superior to reliance on the state. CC Music: Twisterium

 Mark Koyama and Noel Johnson on 'Persecution and Toleration' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:52

Most liberal, Western citizens don't have significant worries nowadays about religious persecution in their own countries, but it wasn't always this way. How then did we get to this point on the long road of religious freedom? On this episode, Hayek Program scholar Mark Koyama and Mercatus affiliated scholar Noel Johnson share a conversation on their new book, 'Persecution and Toleration,' (Cambridge University Press 2019) which seeks to answer this question. Johnson and Koyama discuss their inspiration for the book and how the project came together before expounding on some of their findings. In particular, they point to the role of the contrasting governance structures of identity rules vs. general rules in shaping the process, and examine the effects of key historical events such as the Reformation. Along the way, they share some surprises they encountered in their work and offer up possible areas for further exploration by interested scholars. CC Music: Twisterium, Cool Vibes (Kevin Macleod), On the Ground (Kevin Macleod)

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