Oct 28, 2020 • 1HR 52M

Charles Murray - Human Accomplishment and the Future of Liberty

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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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Timestamps

(00:00) - Intro 

(01:00) - Writing Human Accomplishment 

(06:30) - 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

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