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Interview with Joshua Schwartz



January 24th, 2021  •  37 mins 49 secs  •  Download (22 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Stephen interviews Joshua Schwartz, engineering professor at Trinity University. They discuss his favorite class to teach, "What You Know That Just Ain't So," which covers everything from conspiracy theories to ideological belief systems. They then talk about Schwartz's article on the pace of innovation and why, according to his definition of it, is dead. The interview concludes with a discussion on meritocracy and the extent to which meritocracy is good as an ideal and whether, in today's economy, having free riders is okay.