EconTalk — Paul Romer (2)

On: COVID-19 Episode: N/A Date: May 15 2020 Background: Economist. Key Subjects: Finding a sustainable, less costly strategy to reduce virus transmission. Suppression: lock-down is very costly (economic costs not sustainable). Mitigation: transmission is very slow (> 1 year for

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EconTalk — Robert Pondiscio

On: How the Other Half Learns Episode: N/A Date: May 2020 Background: Author and teacher. Key Subjects: Discussion about the Success Academy Charter School in New York City. Charter school = public school (no tuition, open admissions). Government funded, privately

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Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 3

On: On Coronavirus, Crisis, and Creative Opportunity Transmission Series Ep. 3 Episode: 28 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

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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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The Drive with Peter Attia — David Epstein

On: How a range of experience leads to better performance in a highly specialized world Episode: 96 Date: 9 Mach 2020 Investigative reporter and author of “The Sports Gene” and “Range“. Key Subjects Sports, playing games: the voluntary acceptance of

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The Drive with Peter Attia — John Barry

On: 1918 Spanish flu pandemic—historical account, parallels to today, and lessonsEpisode: 107 Date: 17 April 2020Historian and author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History”.Key Subjects1918 Spanish Flu pandemic killed between 50-100 million people (out

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Amesh Adalja

On: Comparing COVID-19 to past pandemics, preparing for the future, and reasons for optimismEpisode: 106 Date: 13 April 2020Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. focused on emerging infectious disease, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity.Key Subjects:Spread.COVID-19 may

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Katherine Eban

On: Fraud in the generic drug industryEpisode: 71 Date: 16 September 2019Investigative journalist and author of “Bottle of Lies”.Key Subjects:Generic and brand name drugs.Generic is a cheaper version of a brand name drug.Made either after a brand name drug has

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EconTalk — Bryan Caplan

On: Parenting Episode: N/A Date: May 2011 Background: Economist and author of “Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids”. Key Subjects: Parents have very little effect on long-run outcomes of how their kids turn out. There is a short-term impact on

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