• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:18    |    
  • 00:37    |    
    What do you have in common with Crane, Armey, Deaver, Bailey, Kelley, Aznar, and Barro?
  • 01:04    |    
    Are you a colorful character in your University?
  • 03:0.5    |    
    What is puzzling about product bans?
  • 04:21    |    
    Should the government eliminate paternalistic rules?
  • 04:59    |    
    What is your personal opinion about the n fun police?
  • 06:04    |    
    What is your idea about informed voters?
  • 08:03    |    
    Do you think that people is not interested in politics and foreign policy?
  • 09:12    |    
    What do you think about the local anomaly of the European Constitution?
  • 10:55    |    
    What is the real definition of Social Insurance?
  • 14:29    |    
    When the first Social Insurance program started?
  • 16:27    |    
    Hasn't gambling become more acceptable in the United States?
  • 17:25    |    
    What is the theory of persistent disagreement?
  • 19:25    |    
    What is the n Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford?
  • 20:52    |    
    What is the importance of Fiction?
  • 21:58    |    
    Can fiction be more important than treatises?
  • 23:45    |    
    How could you predict the importance of technological developments?
  • 25:39    |    
    What sort of things do you look out when do you study the future of Humanity?
  • 28:54    |    
    Can you mention some contributions of the space program besides Tang?
  • 32:15    |    
    Are robots going to be able to do critical thinking?
  • 34:25    |    
    What are the social consequences of intelligent robots?
  • 35:39    |    
    Can you think about others important technological and economic changes?
  • 39:09    |    
    Do speculative markets need to build models in order to make predictions?
  • 40:39    |    
    Can you use speculative markets to predict presidential elections?
  • 44:12    |    
    Is there a correlation between exercise and life expectancy?
  • 44:58    |    
    How would you encourage an student to pursue Future studies?
  • 46:55    |    
    What is Social Science these days?
  • 49:36    |    
    What disciplines will take part in the Future Humanist Institute?
  • 51:11    |    
    Do you consider yourself a libertarian?
  • 54:38    |    
    What is the difference between libertarianism and betting markets?
  • 55:10    |    
    What have been the social impacts of Libertarian principles?
  • 59:37    |    
    What is selection effect? Can you mention some applications of this theory?
  • 01:05:15    |    
    Do you assume that people will always want to expand their frontiers?
  • 01:08:09    |    
    Will economic wealth matter in the future?
  • 01:08:57    |    
    Final words
  • 01:09:30    |    
    Final credits

Interview with Robin Hanson by Carlisle Johnson

New Media  | 23 de octubre de 2007  | Vistas: 2524

About this video

Robin Hanson uses an economic approach to explain different social, economical, and political phenomenons in politics. With a sense economic analysis, Hanson discusses the limitations and disadvantages of product bans, paternalism, and Social Insurance.  Future studies can be a valuable aid to social scientists to evaluate the impact of technological developments like Internet, robotics, and energy generation. It also mentions the importance of prediction and decisions markets as an alternative to forecasting agencies. The difference between a speculative market and a specialized agency, is that a market deals efficiently with the problems of uncertain, inexact, and incomplete information.  Many companies have found applications in this markets by outsourcing policy decision making.


Interview with Robin Hanson by Carlisle Johnson
Robin Hanson, Carlisle Johnson

Special Collections Room
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, October 23, 2007

New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, October 2007
Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Manuel Alvarez; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index: Christiaan Ketelaar; publication: Pedro David España


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Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

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