Engineering Philosophy with Tyler Cowen

Tyler Cowen’s book Stubborn Attachments outlines a framework that individuals can use to make decisions grounded in economic philosophy. In his previous books, Tyler examined recent economic history. Stubborn Attachments gives his perspective for navigating the future.

Tyler is a professor of economics at George Mason University. He is also the host of Conversations with Tyler, a podcast that includes guests such as Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin, Stripe co-founder Patrick Collison, and Coinbase CTO Balaji Srinivasan. Tyler blogs frequently at Marginal Revolution.

Tyler’s previous appearance on Software Engineering Daily centered around his earlier books, including The Complacent Class. In this episode, Tyler describes the philosophy outlined in Stubborn Attachments, then we discuss how his philosophy relates to software engineering, podcasting, and economics.

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