Jonah Bennett interviews Mwiya Musokotwane, who is building Nkwashi, a new city in Zambia.
Deep in Siberia, Nikita Zimov is restoring the Pleistocene ecosystem to combat climate change and undo the damage done by ancient over-hunting. Wolf Tivy interviews him to find out how and why.
Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy interview Sean Pawley on his work developing a new bank in East Africa and how Rwanda has developed under a Singapore-style model since 1994.
Wolf Tivy interviews Ben Landau-Taylor and Oberon Dixon-Luinenburg on state-directed industrialization, the relationship between economics and political power, and why we should care about the development of machine tools.
Ash Milton interviews Jason Crawford about the development of progress studies as a new field of research and community.
Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy discuss why the bachelor’s degree is the new citizenship, and what it would take to actually build a status-generating alternative to the university.
Wolf Tivy and Pasha Kamyshev discuss Pasha’s latest article on AI grand strategy, and the deeper foundations of the problem: we are building digital totalitarianism, but we don’t know how to reconcile that with creating a good society.
Ash Milton discusses his review of economist Mariana Mazzucato’s book The Value of Everything with Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy.
Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton are joined by Palladium writer Jean Fan to discuss her recent narrative piece on the psychological experience of observing rapid progress and change in China.
Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton are joined by Palladium writer Siavash Tahan to discuss his recent piece on urban housing politics in California and how land is a scam.
Jonah Bennett and Ash Milton are joined by Palladium writers Avetis Muradyan and Ryan Khurana to discuss landlordism and economic pessimism, as well as the power of storytelling in producing optimism.
Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy interview award-winning investigative journalist Ben Westhoff on his new book Fentanyl, Inc., a monumental effort that discusses the inception of the fentanyl crisis and Westhoff’s infiltration of Chinese labs to get to the bottom of the problem and the top of the drug supply chain.
Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton discuss the themes of social alienation and reintegration embedded in a number of recent Palladium articles.
Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton interview Glen Weyl about his book Radical Markets, which introduces new ways of re-imagining property ownership and voting.
This week, Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy talk about science fiction with Hannu Rajaniemi, a New York Times published science fiction writer and biotech startup founder.
This week, Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton interview Gladden Pappin, deputy editor of American Affairs, about liberalism, the state, and Pappin’s recent article Toward a Party of the State.
This week, Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton discuss Jonah’s recent article on the U.S. national security state’s move to ban the export of advanced microprocessors to Huawei, a full-scale technology company with links to the Chinese government.
This week, Jonah Bennett and Wolf Tivy interview Nick Cassimatis, a former tenured AI professor, on artificial general intelligence, AI and unemployment, and the current state of the field.