Author & Research Professor Jason Brennan talks with Jim about teaching in business school after studying philosophy, what a bleeding heart libertarian is, the ignorance & irrationality of voters, how well group identity predicts personal values, whether political engagement leads to rational politics, political discrimination, social signaling, epistocracy & other alternatives to democracy, what course evaluations actually measure in academia, grading inconsistencies & their unintended outcomes, college advertising & tuition costs, the moral grandstanding of tenure, and much more.
Mentions & Recommendations
- Jason’s book, Against Democracy
- Jason’s book, Cracks in the Ivory Tower
- Jason’s posts on the Bleeding Heart Libertarians Blog
- Adam Smith’s, The Theory of Moral Sentiments
- Jim’s Letter.wiki with Max Borders, On Libertarianism & Anarchism
- Northwestern study, Nonvoters in America 2012
- Christopher Achen’s book, Democracy for Realists
Jason Brennan is Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is also Research Professor at the University of Arizona’s Freedom Center and Department of Political Economy and Moral Science. He specializes in politics, philosophy, and economics. Jason is the author of 10 books, including Cracks in the Ivory Tower, with Phil Magness; When All Else Fails: The Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice; and Against Democracy.