Archive for the ‘Creative economy’ Category

How The Future Looked 50 Years Ago   Leave a comment

the futureLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/08/15/340669390/episode-561-how-the-future-looked-50-years-ago

Summary: Planet Money Podcast visits the year 1964 in order to see how people thought the future would turn out. It is amazing how difficult it is to predict the future and how technology changes throughout the years.

Original Air Date: August 15, 2014

Length: 22 min

Sam Altman on Start-ups, Venture Capital, and the Y Combinator   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/07/sam_altman_on_s.html

Summary: Russ Roberts, host of EconTalk talks with Sam Altman, president of accelerating firm Y Combinator about the nature of entrepreneurship, funding companies, the potentials of start-ups, and the innovation that spills from technological advancement.

Original Air Date: July 28, 2014

Length: 61 min

Posted August 28, 2014 by leonidhapulluqi in Creative economy, Econtalk, Technology

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Spending Big Money To Fight Big Money   Leave a comment

PACsLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/08/01/336910418/episode-558-spending-big-money-to-fight-big-money

Summary: What is the role of money in politics? What is campaign finance and what is the Super PAC? How is it that the 1% fraction of the US population have the ability to spend as much as they want in order to influence political power? Planet Money interviews Lawrence Lessing of Harvard University on his idea to create a super PAC in order to fight Super PACs.

Original Air Date: August 1, 2014

Length: 16 min

Gregory Zuckerman on the Frackers and the Energy Revolution   Leave a comment

frackersLink: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/06/gregory_zuckerm.html

Summary: Russ Roberts, host of Econtalk, interviews Gregory Zuckerman, author of The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters about the rise of the hydraulic fracturing, its developmental stages and the eventual energy revolution.

Original Air Date: June 26, 2014

Length: 61 min

Brynjolfsson on the Second Machine Age   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/02/brynjolfsson_on.html

Summary: Erick Brynjolfsson, Professor of Management at MIT, talks about the new age of economic development and activities that will be dominated by intelligent machines and computers.

Original Air Date: February 3, 2014

Length: 59 min

Why Everybody Who Doesn’t Hate Bitcoin Loves It: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast   Leave a comment

freak bitcoinLink: http://freakonomics.com/2014/03/27/why-everybody-who-doesnt-hate-bitcoin-loves-it-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/ 

Summary: Freakonomics explains the new digital currency Bitcoin and its potential capabilities as well as its shortcomings. Economists and internet pioneers such as Marc Andreeseen and Susan Athey provide their opinions on  this emerging currency.

Original Air Date: March 27, 2014

Length: 36 min

Will A Computer Decide Whether You Get Your Next Job?   Leave a comment

computer jobLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/01/15/262789258/episode-509-will-a-computer-decide-whether-you-get-your-next-job

Summary: Planet Money asks what the hiring process of the future might look like. This podcast takes a look at  hiring tests that could determine your next position without you even been present for an interview.

Original Air Date: January 15, 2014

Length: 19 min