From the New World
From the New World
Arnold Kling: How Economics Starts with Specialization

Arnold Kling: How Economics Starts with Specialization

Plus Tribalism, Innovation, Vaccines, and the Administrative State

Arnold Kling is an economist, former writer at EconLog and writer of the In My Tribe substack, and the author of many books, including Specialization and Trade: A Reintroduction to Economics, and

The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides. We discuss polarization, Never-Trumpers, intellectual honesty, specialization, vaccines, scientific innovation, tribalism, empathy, “fantasy intellectual teams”, and the administrative state.

0:00 Polarization

20:30 Never-Trump

41:00 Intellectual Honesty

1:03:00 Specialization

1:21:00 Vaccines and Innovation

1:39:20 Does specialization cause tribalism

2:24:00 Order, Chaos, and the Administrative State

In My Tribe, by Arnold Kling:

Arnold on Twitter:


Specialization and Trade:

The Three Languages of Politics:

My conversation with Zvi Mowshowitz:

From the New World
Zvi Mowshowitz - How the Worst People in Society Bungled a Pandemic
Listen now (4 hr) | Zvi is a COVID forecaster, writer of thezvi blog, and game designer at emergents. We discuss Magic the Gathering, chess and computability, learning curves, COVID projections, the CDC banning testing, immoral mazes, selection effects, psychological malleability, Robin Hanson and medicine, institutional incentives, egalitarianism, civilizational collapse, …
Read more

My conversation with Richard Hanania:

From the New World
Richard Hanania: Why Activists Control the World, Groomerism as Right-Wing Wokeness, and the Libertarian Machine
Listen now (115 min) | Richard Hananis is the president of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology (CSPI), author of Public Choice Theory and the Illusion of Grand Strategy, a visiting fellow at UT Austin, and the writer of He is a brilliant analyst and policy thinker of social change, bureaucracy, civil rights law, and political ins…
Read more

Designing a Better Regulatory State by Arnold Kling:

Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America:

Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World

Warriors and Worriers: