Hexapodia Podcast Episodes

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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
PODCAST: “Hexapodia” Is þe Key Insight XXIII: Antitrust
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PODCAST: "Hexapodia" Is þe Key Insight XXII: Cuba!
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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
PODCAST: "Hexapodia" Is þe Key Insight XXI: Last Exit Off þe Highway to Serfdom?
Listen now (55 min) | Key Insights: “This time, for sure!…” Are the Democrats Bullwinkle Moose or Rocket J. Squirrel “that trick never works!” in hoping that they can get a high-investment high-productivity growth full-employment high-wage growth economy, and then the political life for true equality of opportunity will be doable?……
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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
PODCAST: "Hexapodia" Is þe Key Insight XX: Five-Item Grab-Bag: Vaccination & Votes; NIMBYism & California Growth, Aversion to UI, Google’s Quality, & Wilhelmine Germany & Contemporary China
Listen now (63 min) | Zach Carter, who was supposed to be our guest this week, has a cold. So we have a grab-bag: vaccination & votes, NIMBYism & California growth, aversion to continuing UI, Google’s quality as a search engine, & Wilhelmine Germany & Contemporary China Key Insights…
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PODCAST: "Hexapodia" Is þe Key Insight XIX: America Today: A Zero-Sum Society?
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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
PODCAST: "Hexapodia" Is þe Key Insight XVIII: Þe Ecology of Innovation
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PODCAST: "Hexapodia" Is þe Key Insight XVII: What Will the Jobs of the Future Be Like?
Listen now (54 min) | Key Insights: Brad cannot, in fact, reliably and accurately multiply two-digit numbers in his head… When people comment on twitter that we are a nerdy podcast, we respond by going nerdier.. If we get an relatively egalitarian income distribution, the care-centered service economy will give us at least as many interesting jobs to do in the future as we coul……
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PODCAST: Hexapodia XVI: Zombie Economic Ideas
Listen now (46 min) | Key Insights: Josef Schumpeter’s “depressions are… forms of something which has to be done, namely, adjustment to previous economic change. Most of what would be effective in remedying a depression would be equally effective in preventing this adjustment…” is perhaps the most zombie of zombie economic ideas…
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PODCAST: Hexapodia XV: No-Bullshit Democracy, Starring Henry Farrell
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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
PODCAST: Hexapodia XIV: Þe Capital Gains Tax
Listen now (34 min) | Key Insights: Economic arguments against higher taxes that may have been somewhat plausible back in the days of 70% or so maximum individual and 40% or so maximum capital gains tax rates simply do not apply now. Right-wing parties that don't think they can credibly make the argument that cosseting their core constituencies is necessary for rapid economic……
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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
PODCAST: Hexapodia XIII: "Mandated Interoperability": We Can't Make It Work, or Can We?
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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
PODCAST: Hexapodia XII: Þe Cambridge Capital Controversy
Listen now (35 min) | Key Insights: Getting the rate of profit—the sums that are charged businesses for renting machines and renting space, and for access to the generalized social power to deploy resources that is finance—right is a very, very important thing to do. Why? Because the market economy is a complicated institutional calculating machine for determining how to pro……
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PODCAST: Hexapodia XI: China: Its Industrial Policy, & Its Striving for Deweaponized Autarchy
Listen now (43 min) | Key Insights: Brad DeLong: “I have one key insight: everyone should subscribe to Foreign Affairs and read Dan Wang’s forthcoming piece…” Noah Smith: “There are no good models in history for what China is doing…” Dan Wang: “There are lots of questions about industrial policy that it is very difficult to answer……
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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
PODCAST: Hexapodia X: Global Warming
Listen now (55 min) | …have to come from the arc of Asia facing the bullets, because the American century is over… It's possible to be increasingly optimistic about climate change and to recognize that we still have a huge way to go… If you want to see a coral reef other than with your VR goggles, start scuba diving now……
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PODCAST: Hexapodia IX: Banishing Extreme Poverty from þe World
Listen now (49 min) | …as Leninist, Noah Smith as Burkean. We neoliberals and neoliberal-adjacents need to come up with five significant discrete policies to make the world economy work better to reduce not just extreme but regular poverty over the next generation, rather than rest on fictitious laurels……
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PODCAST: Hexapodia VIII: Þe China Syndrome!
Listen now (38 min) | …from the rest of coastal East Asia when looked at in comparative context: Today Noah Smith & Brad DeLong talk about China, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, Wilhelmine Germany before WWI, & other topics. The key insights are: (1) we need to get Dan Wang on this podcast; (2) in the context of coastal East Asia after WWII, it does not lo……
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PODCAST: Hexapodia VII: Forecasting þe Economy, Now Þt Biden-Rescue Has Been Enacted
Listen now (60 min) | In the last resort, the the way the government budget constraint balances itself is through the fiscal theory of the price level: levying this inflation tax on holders of money balances, redistributing wealth away from those who have nominal assets to nominal debts, and imposing a large cognitive-load tax on doing your economic calculation arithmetic. T……
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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
PODCAST: Hexapodia VI: Þe Global South Begins to Converge to þe Global North!; Wiþ Noah Smith & Brad DeLong
Listen now (33 min) | For 200 years—from 1800 to 2000—first the Industrial Revolution Age and next the Modern Economic Growth Age rolled forward, bringing previously unimaginable wealth to the global north. And the global south fell further and further behind. Don’t get us wrong—life expectancy, nutrition standards, and material well-being in 2000 were all much higher in the……
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PODCAST: Hexapodia V: Freeing Us from þe Market; Wiþ Mike Konczal, Noah Smith & Brad DeLong
Listen now (34 min) | Mike Konczal: Freedom From the Market: America’s FIght to Liberate Itself from the Grip of the Invisible Hand <https://books.google.com/books?id=0aDLDwAAQBAJ> Konczal says that it is only today that “glib libertarians” purveying “fantasies” are trying to make us forget “that free programs and keeping things free from the market are as American as apple p……
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Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality
PODCAST: Hexapodia IV: Checks for (Almost) Everyone! Wiþ Noah Smith & Brad DeLong
Listen now (28 min) | The classical British social insurance state took large chunks of human activity out of the marketplace and attempted to distribute them to each according to his or her need. The classical American social insurance state was targeted and grouchy, attempting to elicit proper behavior. Now we have a turn that we regard as very hopeful: recognizing that th……
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PODCAST: Hexapodia III: þe Minimum Wage, wiþ Arin Dube, Noah Smith, & Brad DeLong: Should We Be Fighting for $15?
Listen now (48 min) | If moderate raises in the minimum wage do not cause unemployment, who can object to them—but why do they not cause higher unemployment, if they in fact do not? RSS URL: <https://api.substack.com/feed/podcast/47874.rss…
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PODCAST: Hexapodia II: Industrial Policy? Do We Need It?, wiþ Brad DeLong & Noah Smith
Listen now (33 min) | Is there a mysterious Factor X that can speed growth, enhance opportunity, raise wages, & convince others that no, China does not have a superior system…
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PODCAST: "Hexapodia" Is þe Key Insight I: "Relief, Support, Stimulus" or "Stimulus, Inflation, Catastrophe"?: þe Biden $1.9T Reconciliation Plan: Noah Smith & Brad DeLong
Listen now (35 min) | Noah Smith & Brad DeLong now have a podcast…
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