Peter Van Doren's Interviews
What Does OPEC Do and Should We Care?
Contrary to conventional beliefs about how the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries operates, there are many reasons to believe OPEC has fewer degrees of freedom than most people believe. That misperception can serve the needs of politicians searching for a bogeyman. Peter Van Doren and David Kemp explain why
Floods, Nuclear Power, and Wages (with Peter Van Doren)
The illustrious, ingenious, notorious PVD is back with us once again. Today, he and Trevor sit down to discuss dilemmas of flood damages following Hurricane Ian, the viability of subsidies for nuclear energy, and minimum wage increase’s effects on workers’ wages. Peter references the following: The National Flood Insur
Is Nuclear Power Worth It? (with Peter Van Doren)
The "Notorious PVD" sits down with Aaron and Trevor to discuss his knowledge of nuclear regulation, gas taxes, roving motorcycle gangs, and the purpose of intellectual inquiry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Do We Still Need Cities (with Peter Van Doren)
New York City's population dropped by 5% in just two weeks because of COVID-19, a drop concentrated among white collar professionals and Wall Street workers. But it's not just a New York City story as companies across the country have experimented with telework on a massive scale because of the pandemic. The question i
FDA, CDC, and Managing Knowledge in a Pandemic
Federal agencies charged with the management of, creation of, and dissemination of knowledge have performed poorly in this pandemic. Does it have to be this way? Peter Van Doren, editor of Regulation, comments. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Did the Military Build Silicon Valley?
Stop me if you’ve ever heard some version of the following argument: government mandates and funding gave us the __________ [insert: space shuttle, internet, Silicon Valley], so the government should spend $ __ billions/trillions on stimulating innovation and shaping industrial policy today. But that argument is built