Weekend Reading & Selected Links

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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy:

  1. Should you interview me on my podcast? In mid-December, I’ll be recording an end of year retrospective, where I reflect on the conversations I’ve had in 2023, what I’ve learned, and how the podcast is going generally. For this episode, I’ll be the guest, and I’d like one of my listeners to be the host. If you're a regular listener with a knack for asking good questions, apply here by 30 November.
  2. The final edition of The Podcast Reader is available, featuring interviews with Morgan Housel, Daniel Kahneman and many others. Get a copy here.
  3. Sam Altman on Greg Brockman.
  4. 'The End of Windows', a 2018 article by Ben Thompson. Sharing because of its insights on Satya Nadella.
  5. 'Intro to Large Language Models', a new, 1-hour talk by Andrej Karpathy.
  6. Alan Kohler's new Quarterly Essay on the Australian housing market.
  7. The new Works in Progress issue. My favourite article from the issue: 'Waking up science's sleeping beauties', by Emergent Ventures winner Ulkar Aghayeva.
  8. 'The political economy of degrowth', a dissertation by Timothée Parrique.
  9. 'The Wealth of Working Nations', a new paper by Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, Gustavo Ventura, and Wen Yao.
  10. 'Fertility as Metascience', a new Substack post by Maxwell Tabarrok.

Have a great weekend,‌