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Nick Gillespie — The Lou Reed of Libertarianism (EP.123)

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Release Date: 09/15/2022

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Edward Slingerland is a University Scholar and Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He has authored a number of books, including ‘Trying Not to Try’ and ‘Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization’. He joins the show to discuss the paradox of effortless action, the history of Chinese philosophy, the benefits of alcohol, and a whole lot more. Important Links: Show Notes: The paradox of trying not to try Western equivalents to wu-wei The difference between wu-wei and flow How to cultivate wu-wei How technology makes it harder to...

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Jeremiah Lowin is the founder & CEO of Prefect, a dataflow automation company. Jeremiah joins Jim for his second appearance on Infinite Loops to discuss executing, storytelling, artificial intelligence and, of course, puns. Important Links: Show Notes: Slack, puns and the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Planning, executing and the story of Prefect in 2022 Why naming things is a superpower If you can’t pivot, you’re dead Make original mistakes AI, storytelling, deep fakes and open source Books Mentioned: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; by Douglas Adams What Works on...

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Herbert is a writer and editorial director who has been writing online since he was 15. He is the editor of 'The World According to Kanye' and has written for publications such as Forge, TIME and Quartz. Herbert joins the show to discuss his book 'Creative Doing: 75 Practical Exercises to Unblock Your Creative Potential in Your Work, Hobby, or Next Career', and to share some practical, actionable methods of harnessing the creative impulses that lie inside us all. Important Links: Show Notes: “Think less; do more” Adapting to social media “Don’t make the bad the enemy of the...

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Nick Gillespie is the host of the Reason Interview and an editor at large at Reason. Nick is one of the most interesting libertarian thinkers in America, and has been described by the New York Times as being to libertarianism “what Lou Reed is to rock ‘n’ roll, the quintessence of its outlaw spirit".

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Show Notes:

  • Is libertarianism dead?
  • Saying what you think
  • The case for rational optimism
  • Labels and empathy
  • President Nixon, the Great Reshuffle, Bitcoin
  • Bureaucracy and responsiveness
  • The rapidly changing world
  • Prohibition and legalisation
  • Why America does not have enough immigration
  • The enfranchising power of social media
  • Obscenity and moral panics
  • Empathy with the dispossessed
  • And MUCH more!

Books Mentioned:

  • The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America; by Nick Gillespie and Matt Welch
  • The Rational Optimist; by Matt Ridley
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; by Douglas Adams
  • The Population Bomb; by Paul Ehrlich
  • The Beginning of Infinity; by David Deutsch
  • Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy; by Joseph Schumpeter
  • The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism; by Howard Bloom
  • One Summer: America, 1927; by Bill Bryson
  • The War on Alcohol; by Liza McGirr
  • Immigration and Freedom; by Chandran Kukathas
  • The Illuminatus! Trilogy; by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea
  • What It Means to be a Libertarian: a Personal Interpretation; by Charles Murray
  • Raising PG Kids in an X-Rated Society; by Tipper Gore
  • Ulysses; by James Joyce
  • The Status Game: On Human Life and How to Play It; by Will Storr
  • Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine; by Derren Brown