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Cognitive Engineering

246 EpisodesProduced by Aleph InsightsWebsite

Welcome to the Cognitive Engineering podcast. Occasionally coherent musings of Aleph Insights. We hope you like listening to them as much as we like recording them.


Are Governments Effective?

The Covid pandemic has seen a sharp rise in government spending, and large scale testing and vaccination programmes. Some of these have been successful, while others less so. We look at whether, on balance, governments are an effective mechanism for achieving desirable outcomes.

In this podcast, we explore the rationale for having governments in the first place and consider what activities it is appropriate for them to carry out. We look at what happens when the government gets it wrong and also examine what various data sources say about the relative effectiveness of the private and public sectors.

A few things we mentioned in this podcast:

- Chicago School of Economics
- Milton Friedman – Four ways to spend money
- Principle-Agent Problem,roles%20of%20principal%20and%20agent.
- Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Good and Bad Government
- PSIRU report summarising some of the evidence
- The effects of bad government
- What’s so bad about government anyway
- What is rent-seeking?,It.

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