Techdirt Podcast Episode 131: Is The Economy More Important Than Democracy?

from the or-vice-versa dept

The economy is important — very important. But is that because it matters in and of itself, or because it's the engine for achieving the things we really do care about? Here at Techdirt we've always been strong advocates of the free market, but we've never been absolutists about things like regulation, and we believe it's very important to explore these issues in detail. This week on the podcast we're joined by James Allworth, co-host of the Exponent podcast and author of a recent post entitled Prioritizing Economics is Crippling the U.S. Economy, to discuss entrepreneurship, democracy, the economy and more.

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Filed Under: democracy, economics, james allworth, podcast, politics


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    Hugo, 27 Jul 2017 @ 3:32am

    Dammit ; comment addendum

    In this excellent episode, I think the gold award goes to the guest explaining that a social safety net softens the blow of business/industrial churn which the innovation at which the US is so good necessarily causes.

    There, in one sentence, is the holding of two seemingly contradictory ideas showing how they support each other.

    An episode, rich with *nuance*.

    Nice, Hugo

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