Jul 13, 2021 • 1HR 32M

Marginal Revolutionaries

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Alex Tabarrok, perhaps the world’s sole Canadian libertarian, joins The Remnant today for the first time. Inflation is on the rise, the vaccine rollout is stalling, and illiberalism is resurgent. In other words, there are plenty of demanding issues for Americans to be concerned about. Thankfully, Tabarrok has a range of considered policy solutions for Jonah to explore. How can we revitalize democracy? Would open borders work? And should we abandon advanced civilization now before the machines destroy us all?

Show Notes:

-Alex’s website

-“Inflation, no chance …”

-Jonah on the wackiness of vaccine paranoia

-Newsmax outcrazies itself

-The Mayor Quimby of anti-vaxxers

-Jonah on the importance of character

-Ezra Klein on the good old days

-Alex’s case for open borders

-“Born American, but in the Wrong Place”

-The Baumol effect

-Home Economics, by Nick Shulz

-The elite master’s degrees that don’t pay off