How the power of social pressure could revolutionize economics and solve our hardest problems.
Author Martin Gurri, Visiting Fellow at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, talks about his book The Revolt of the Public with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Gurri argues that a digital tsunami–the increase in information that the web provides–has destabilized authority and many institutions. He talks about the amorphous nature of recent populist protest movements around the world and where we might be headed politically and culturally.
Jason Brennan talked about his book Against Democracy, in which he argues that democratic political systems fail to provide the best outcomes and calls for a form of government run by the most knowledgeable. He was interviewed David Boaz.