Creator and Host
Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and I discuss how the pandemic accelerates trends toward greater automation, the economic and moral impact of labor-replacing techonolgy, and what governments can do differently to create a free and inclusive post-Covid economy.
In this episode we discuss the impact of the pandemic on global poverty, the role that intellectual property plays in vaccine development and distribution, and the ethical and economic case for a "People's Vaccine." My guest is economist Sanjay Reddy of the New School for Social Research
Danielle Wenner (Carnegie Mellon) and I discuss essential questions for the production and distribution of vaccines for Covid-19, including the unblinding of ongoing trials and the role of intellectual property in determining how quickly people throughout the world can get vaccinated.