Episode 7

Interview with Joshua Schwartz


January 24th, 2021

37 mins 49 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

"You Might Have a Point" is a podcast that features interviews with guests who specialize in one or more of a broad range of subjects, including philosophy, psychology, politics, public policy, journalism, and culture.

In this episode, Stephen interviews Joshua Schwartz, engineering professor at Trinity University and newly minted freelance opinion columnist. They discuss his favorite class to teach, "What You Know That Just Ain't So," which covers everything from conspiracy theories to ideological belief systems. They then talk about Schwartz's article on the pace of innovation and why, according to his definition of it, is dead. The interview concludes with a discussion on meritocracy and the extent to which meritocracy is good as an ideal and whether, in today's economy, having free riders is okay.

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