53. How Culture Shapes Economies with Garett Jones
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David speaks with Garett Jones, an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and the author of 3 books: Hive Mind, 10% Less Democracy, and The Culture Transplant.

They talked about: Democracy, how good it really is, and whether we have too much of it. Then they looked at intelligence, the impact IQ has on your job prospects and whether companies and nations should optimise for having higher IQ workers. Finally, they discussed cultureโ€”what it means, how it changes us, and the impact immigrants have on the places they move to.

๐Ÿ“œFull transcript:

www.theknowledge.io/garettjones/


๐Ÿ“น Watch on Youtube

https://youtu.be/Aq0IDtEGaUo


๐Ÿ‘ค Connect with Garett:

Twitter: @GarettJones

Books: Hive Mind | https://amzn.to/3lgMOdV

10% Less Democracy | https://amzn.to/3Lpbcol

The Culture Transplant | https://amzn.to/3LsttAU


๐Ÿ—ฃ Mentioned in the show:

Adam Smith | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Smith

Joel Schneider | https://education.temple.edu/about/faculty-staff/w-joel-schneider-tuh42402

Capitol Hill | https://www.aoc.gov/explore-capitol-campus/buildings-grounds/history#:~:text=History

Patriot Act | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Act

Tyler Cowen | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Cowen

Talent | https://amzn.to/3mVt0gv

Robert Axelrod | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Axelrod

The Evolution of Cooperation |https://amzn.to/3JsOYz6

Steve Jobs | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs

Elon Musk | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk

Bill Gates | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Gates

The Melting Pot Theory | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melting_pot

Neo Europes | https://homework.study.com/explanation/what-are-neo-europes.html

David Epstein | https://davidepstein.com/

Range | https://amzn.to/3ThRnkJ

Michael Kramer | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Kramer_(narrator)

FANG company | https://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/fang-stocks-fb-amzn.asp#:~:text=Investopediaย 

Charles C. Mann | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_C._Mann

The Wizard and the Prophet | https://amzn.to/3JHF7Xo

Malcolm Gladwell | https://www.gladwellbooks.com/

Nathan Nunn | https://scholar.harvard.edu/nunn/home

Origin of Gender Roles Women in the Plough | https://scholar.harvard.edu/nunn/publications/origins-gender-roles-women-and-plough

Balaji Srinivasan | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balaji_Srinivasan

The Network State | https://thenetworkstate.com/


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