102. Resetting Governments and Getting a New Deal on Democracy and Market-Driven Dystopian Bliss | Robin Hanson

Robin Hanson (@robinhanson)is an associate professor of economics at George Mason University, and research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute of Oxford University with a doctorate in social science from CalTech, master's degrees in physics and philosophy from the University of Chicago. He has spent nine years as a research programmer, at Lockheed and NASA, has 3500 citations, 60 publications, 700 media mentions, and he blogs at OvercomingBias. Robin is also the author of The Elephant in the Brain - Hidden Motives in Everyday Life and co-authored The Age of Em - Work, Love and Life when Robots Own the World. Hanson is credited with originating the concept of the Policy Analysis Market, a DARPA project to implement a market for betting on future developments in the Middle East. Hanson also created and supports a proposed system of government called futarchy, where policies would be determined by prediction markets. Hanson is a man willing to challenge conventional wisdom/norms and has lately drawn criticism for his unconventional economics positions on sex, gender dynamics and problems with today's society. You can listen right here on iTunes In today's episode we discuss: Unconventional approaches to legal reform which just might work How Robin proposes we fix America's immigration problem The sadistic yet serious future where your insurance company enforces the law Ways to use prediction markets to create better outcomes Why governments are outdated and often need a reset switch The reason social signaling is one of the biggest problems in society Separating facts and values and why it's almost impossible How true libertarianism could lead to Soviet-like surveillance and oppression The truth about isolationism and innovation Why governmental structure is making society more ineffective An interesting approach to end the prison system Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support The Disruptors Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Support The Disruptors The Disruptors is supported by the generosity of its readers and listeners. If you find our work valuable, please consider supporting us on Patreon, via Paypal or with DonorBox powered by Stripe. Donate
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