Here is a link to the second installment of my OLLI discussion on the wonder of economic growth. I gave it a go on Wednesday, March 25th and John Crompton did a great job filming it and putting it together. He found pictures of William Nordhaus, Thomas Carlyle and others.
Some Highlights (Time Approximate):
0:30: Hans Rossling in 4 minutes 200 countries over 200 years.
5:30: Measuring the lifespan of actuaries in strange ways.
(The videographer left a small thing because I went too close to the camera: why the 1918-1919 flu was called the Spanish flu. Because Spain was not at war and so its government did not censor. President Wilson tried to cover it up.)
7:00: Julian Simon and Ted Baxter on population.
9:20: Check. “Honey, you lost the bet; Send him a curse check and if you don’t, I’ll do it. “
10:30: How he fixes it and then blows.
14:00: Andrew Young’s UBI.
15:00: Homeless and homeless.
16:30: Who benefits from technology?
18:00: Iron Brooke gets the iPhone.
18:40: Major decline in Hispanic and black poverty in the Trump years.
22:50: Pollution. Environmental standards are a normal good. The EPA has done some good things.
25:00: The truth about the love canal.
26:30: A new history of capitalism and slavery.
28:30: Referee process for academic journals.
30:00: Greed and Milton Friedman.
32:50: Phil Donahu lets him talk.
34:10: Income inequality.
36:20: Income dynamics.
37:10: Raj Chetty’s bait and switch.
39:40: My 4 minute video on the difference between good and bad.
44:40: How much damage will global warming do to the economy?
45:45: A little math.
49:40: Water: desal permission.
51:00: Important Numbers: The elasticity of housing demand.
52:00: How to deal with the crowds in the cities.
53:45: The role of entertainers and athletes in the economy.
55:20: Stef Curry.
55:40: How Dreammond Green reminds me of Donald Trump.
56:20: Economics as a frustrating science.
Note:: The photo above is of the check that Ann Ehrlich wrote to pay Julian Simon to win a bet against her husband.