"Econ 102" with Noah Smith and Erik Torenberg

"Econ 102" with Noah Smith and Erik Torenberg

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Economist and Substack writer Noah Smith and investor Erik Torenberg make sense of what’s happening in the news, technology, business, and beyond, through the lens of economics. Econ 102 is a part of the Turpentine podcast network. Learn more: turpentine.co

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WW3 Analysis: China, The US, Ukraine, The Middle East

Published: April 17, 2024, 12:50 p.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 6 seconds

Listed in: Business

Fixing the US Economy: the Debt, Inequality, Biden/Trump Economic Predictions

Published: April 10, 2024, 12:31 p.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 52 seconds

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Analyzing Economies Round 3: Middle East, Africa, South America, and North America

Published: April 2, 2024, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes 15 seconds

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Analyzing Economies: England, France, Germany, Poland, Turkey, and the EU/European Immigration

Published: March 27, 2024, 1:08 p.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 25 seconds

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Analyzing Economies: USA, China, Japan, Russia, India, Korea, and more

Published: March 21, 2024, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 34 seconds

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AI's Influence on the Economy with Nathan Labenz

Published: March 13, 2024, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 29 seconds

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How We Build More Housing with Brad Hargreaves

Published: March 5, 2024, 10:15 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 48 seconds

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Building a Multi Racial Society

Published: Feb. 29, 2024, 8 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 7 seconds

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Americans Are Getting Exhausted

Published: Feb. 29, 2024, 8 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 7 seconds

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Putin, Tucker, and Russia

Published: Feb. 21, 2024, 8 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 14 seconds

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How International Development Works

Published: Feb. 14, 2024, 8 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 10 seconds

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A Deep Dive on Tariffs

Published: Feb. 7, 2024, 8 a.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 39 seconds

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Is the Great Stagnation Over?

Published: Jan. 31, 2024, 8 a.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 49 seconds

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A Deep Dive into Japan

Published: Jan. 24, 2024, 8 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 22 seconds

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Should We Prepare For a Recession?

Published: Jan. 17, 2024, 8 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 8 seconds

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Claudine Gay's Resignation from Harvard & Problems Plaguing Academia & Research

Published: Jan. 10, 2024, 8 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 17 seconds

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Trump/Biden, Russia/Ukraine, Israel/Palestine, and US/China w/ Dan Romero

Published: Jan. 3, 2024, 11 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes 16 seconds

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Making Sense of Argentina: Inflation, Milei, Macro with Sebastian Bensusan

Published: Dec. 27, 2023, 8 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes 32 seconds

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The Truth About Inflation

Published: Dec. 20, 2023, 8 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes 54 seconds

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America's View on Immigration

Published: Dec. 13, 2023, 8 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes 9 seconds

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Which energy source is best w/ Age of Miracles

Published: Dec. 6, 2023, 8 a.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 19 seconds

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The Trillion Dollar Non-Profit Sector, The Politicization of Science, & AI Tutors

Published: Nov. 28, 2023, 8 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 1 minute 34 seconds

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Sam Altman, the Microsoft Bull Case, OpenAI and AI Live Players - The Riff with Byrne Hobart

Published: Nov. 21, 2023, 8:49 a.m.
Duration: 58 minutes 5 seconds

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Singapore, Xi Jingping Cleans Up SF, & Progressive Dystopias

Published: Nov. 15, 2023, 10:22 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 19 seconds

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China, Russia, the Middle East, and Geopolitical Predictions

Published: Nov. 8, 2023, 10:56 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes 31 seconds

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What's Really Happening With the Economy?

Published: Nov. 1, 2023, 12:05 p.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 3 seconds

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Techno-Optimism, Nuclear Energy, and How To Enable More Innovation

Published: Oct. 24, 2023, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 42 seconds

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Why Pax Americana is Dying and What Happens if China Attacks Taiwan

Published: Oct. 18, 2023, 10:10 p.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 15 seconds

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This is not normal, even for war | Israel, Hamas, Palestine, Iran, and Saudi Arabia

Published: Oct. 9, 2023, 5:37 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 15 seconds

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Where Bernie Sanders Went Wrong, PMC Socialists, and Student Loan Relief

Published: Oct. 3, 2023, 10 a.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 54 seconds

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Why the Next Age of Globalization Will Be Awesome, a Cheaper US Dollar, and Reducing the Deficit

Published: Sept. 26, 2023, 7 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 55 seconds

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Why Vivek is the Wrong Candidate, the new China-Russia Axis, and Ranking Presidents Foreign Policy

Published: Sept. 19, 2023, 7:28 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 2 minutes 3 seconds

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DM Debates, AI, and Tech Downturns with Adam Nash, CEO of Daffy

Published: Sept. 12, 2023, 3:06 p.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 34 seconds

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Fiscal Dominance, the War in Ukraine's Actual Cost, and Fact Checking Rich Men North of Richmond

Published: Sept. 5, 2023, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes 33 seconds

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Why China is Primed for Economic Carnage Worse than the US Financial Crisis of 2008

Published: Aug. 29, 2023, 7:31 a.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 1 second

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Student Debt, Wealth Inheritance, and Millennial Conservatism

Published: Aug. 22, 2023, 7:46 a.m.
Duration: 58 minutes 31 seconds

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The Economist's Mike Bird Debates Noah on Industrial Policy

Published: Aug. 15, 2023, 1:55 p.m.
Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes 25 seconds

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Higher Ed, Being a Dorm Room Socrates, and the American Workforce

Published: Aug. 8, 2023, 7 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 43 seconds

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California Land Use, The Best American City, San Francisco Politics, and more with Dan Romero

Published: Aug. 1, 2023, 7:26 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 31 minutes 37 seconds

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Chinas Housing Bubble, Healthcare Crisis, and Taiwan Relations

Published: July 25, 2023, 1 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 12 seconds

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Why Libertarianism Fragmented, How the Right Became Statist, and Culture Wars

Published: July 18, 2023, 10 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 20 seconds

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Foreign Policy, Industrial Policy, and Reflections on Biden thus far

Published: July 11, 2023, 4:33 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 21 seconds

Listed in: Business