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I ask Charles Murray about Human Accomplishment, By The People, and The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead.
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Read By the People: https://www.amazon.com/People-Rebuilding-Liberty-Without-Permission/dp/0385346530
1:00 Writing Human Accomplishment
6:30 The Lotka curve, age, and miracle years
10:38 Habits of the greats (hard work)
15:22 Focus and explore in your 20s
19:57 Living in Thailand
23:02 Peace, wealth, and golden ages
26:02 East, west, and religion
30:38 Christianity and the Enlightenment
34:44 Institutional sclerosis
37:43 Antonine Rome, decadence, and declining accomplishment
42:13 Crisis in social science
45:40 Can secular humanism win?
55:00 Future of Christianity
1:03:30 Liberty and accomplishment
1:06:08 By the People
1:11:17 American exceptionalism
1:14:49 Pessimism about reform
1:18:43 Can libertarianism be resuscitated?
1:25:18 Trump's deregulation and judicial nominations
1:28:11 Beating the federal government
1:32:05 Why don't big companies have a litigation fund?
1:34:05 Getting around the Halo effect
1:36:07 What happened to the Madison fund?
1:37:00 Future of liberty
1:41:00 Public sector unions
1:43:43 Andrew Yang and UBI
1:44:36 Groundhog Day
1:47:05 Getting noticed as a young person
1:50:48 Passage from Human Accomplishment