Exhalation

Stories By: Ted Chiang Published: 2019 Read: 2020 Summary This collection of short stories is a highly satisfying blend of intelligent imagination, speculation and empathy. Most of the stories explore the social, every day implications of a variety of more

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EconTalk — Agnes Callard

On: Philosophy, Progress and Wisdom Episode: N/A Date: June 22, 2020 Background: Philosopher and author. Key Subjects: Progress. In science. Mechanism: seeking consensus truths (“tying up loose ends”). Finite search: once truths are established (and not challenged), the search ends

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EconTalk — Yuval Levin

On: A Time to Build Episode: N/A Date: March 2, 2020 Background: Author and political scientist. Key Subjects: Institutions. Structures aimed at achieving a common purpose … Emerge out of cohesive communities with shared goals. … by working together. Often

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EconTalk — Martin Gurri

On: Revolt of the Public Episode: N/A Date: May 25, 2020 Background: Author and former CIA analyst. Key Takeaways: More information = more uncertainty. Previous sources of false sense of certainty lose credibility (institutions, people). More complexity = easier to

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 6

On: Exponentials, Economics, and Ecology Transmission Series Ep. 6 Episode: 32 Date: May 12, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. Chris Kempes and Geoffrey West on understanding cities to respond to pandemics Eric Maskin on mechanism design for

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 5

On: Embracing Complexity for Systemic Interventions Transmission Series Ep. 5 Episode: 31 Date: May 5, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. John Krakauer and Michelle Carlson on COVID and Spiraling Frailty Syndrome Stefani Crabtree on What History Can

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 4

On: Rethinking Our Assumptions During the COVID-19 Crisis Transmission Series Ep. 4 Episode: 30 Date: April 28, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. Anthony Eagan on Federalism in a time of pandemic Carrie Cowan on the future of

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 3

On: Coronavirus, Crisis, and Creative Opportunity Transmission Series Ep. 3 Episode: 29 Date: April 21, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. Bill Miller on Investment Strategies in Times of Crisis Santiago Elena on a Complex Systems Perspective of

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 1

On: Rigorous Uncertainty: Science During COVID-19 Transmission Series Ep. 1 Episode: 26 Date: April 7, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. 000: David Krakauer on Citizen-Based Medicine 001: David Kinney on Why Scientists Must Make Value Judgments in

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 2

On: COVID-19 & Complex Time in Biology & Economics Transmission Series Ep. 2 Episode: 27 Date: April 14, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Key Concepts Review of 5 Transmission Essays 005: Andrew Dobson on the Need for Disease Models which Capture Key

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