Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Questions about Neanderthals answered

From the BBC's History Extra Podcast comes this discussion about Neanderthals.
In an episode produced in collaboration with our colleagues at BBC Science Focus Magazine, archaeologist Rebecca Wragg Sykes tackles some of the big questions about Neanderthals and their relations with modern humans.

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Recalibrating affirmative action

From The Glenn Show comes this video in which Professor Glenn Loury interviews Professor Peter Arcidiacono on affirmative action.

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Wage and price controls in a pandemic

If there is one thing we don't need in a pandemic it's wage and price controls. From the Cato Daily Podcast comes this discussion of the effects of wage and price controls in the US. Caleb O. Brown interviews Ryan Bourne and they discuss the role of prices in helping economic actors to adjust to new realities.

Saturday, 12 September 2020

George Selgin on Average Inflation Targeting and "The Menace of Fiscal QE"

From Macro Musings comes this video in which David Beckworth interviews George Selgin about the Fed’s new policy framework and Selgin's recent book titled, The Menace of Fiscal QE. Specifically, David and George discuss the Fed’s quantitative easing evolution, and how the move to a floor system helped pave the way for fiscal QE to become a more popular policy in the present.

Monday, 7 September 2020