October 15, 2019
‘Global Trumpism’- Bailouts, Brexit and battling climate change.
With panache, humour, and a dash of outrage, political economist Mark Blyth explains how the 2008 bank bailouts led to Trump, Brexit, and a whole new era of populism. He also sheds light on how a tiny percentage of the 1% got even richer after a decade of austerity — and yet he remains hopeful about combating climate change.
Yuval Noah Harari
September 19, 2018
’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’- with author Yuval Noah Harari.
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yuval Noah Harari about his new book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. They discuss the importance of meditation for his intellectual life, the primacy of stories, the need to revise our fundamental assumptions about human civilization, the threats to liberal democracy, a world without work, universal basic income, the virtues of nationalism, the implications of AI and automation, and other topics.
Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His books have been translated into 50+ languages, with 12+ million copies sold worldwide. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind looked deep into our past, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow considered far-future scenarios, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century focuses on the biggest questions of the present moment.
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, hosts Yuval Noah Harari for a conversation about his new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, and about who the future belongs to.
TED – ideas worth spreading: Why Humans Run The World – Yuval Noah Harari
Rana Rahimpour of BBC Persian in this “Exclusive Interview” puts many interesting questions to Prof. Yuval Noah Harari, historian, philosopher and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.