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88. The Economics of Elites with Garett Jones

• 45 min

David speaks with Garett Jones, an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University, and the author of 3 books: Hive Mind, 10% Less Democracy, and The Culture Transplant. They talked about: 📉 Good economic policies that people still hate 👥 The power balance between the public and the elites, and why we secretly love them ❓ Where do we go wrong in trusting the masses 🏛️ What Garrett learned working in Congress 🧠 Then we talked about intelligence - the balance between intelligence and behaviour 🌍 The interplay between intelligence and culture 📊 How understanding IQ scores can help us build better societies 📜Full transcript: 📹 Watch on Youtube: 👤 Connect with Garett:Twitter: @GarettJones | Books: Hive Mind | 10% Less Democracy | The Culture Transplant | 🗣 Mentioned in the show:Adam Smith | Joel Schneider | MAGA Republicans | Patriot Act | Tyler Cowan | Axl Rod | Steve Jobs | Elon Musk | Bill Gates | Alberto Alesina | David Epstein | Charles Mann | Malcolm Gladwell | Nathan Nun | Balaji Srinivasan | 👨🏾‍💻 About David Elikwu: David Elikwu FRSA is a serial entrepreneur, strategist, and writer. David is the founder of The Knowledge, a platform helping people think deeper and work smarter. 🐣 Twitter: @Delikwu / @itstheknowledge 🌐 Website: 📽️ Youtube: 📸 Instagram: 🕺 TikTok: 🎙️ Podcast: 📖 Free Book: My Online Course 🖥️ Decision Hacker: Decision Hacker will help you hack your default patterns and become an intentional architect of your life. You’ll learn everything you need to transform your decisions, your habits, and your outcomes. The Knowledge 📩 Newsletter: The Knowledge is a weekly newsletter for people who want to get more out of life. It's full of insights from psychology, philosophy, productivity, and business, all designed to make you more productive, creative, and decisive. My Favorite Tools 🎞️ Descript: 📨 Convertkit: 🔰 NordVPN: 💹 Nutmeg: 🎧 Audible: Support this podcast at —

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