A Conversation on Freedom, Populism, and Big Tech
By Bryan Caplan
Last month Edmund Santurri of St. Olaf College’s Institute for Freedom and Community interviewed me on “Freedom, Populism, and Big Tech.” The format was highly unconventional, and I liked it. There was no lecture. Instead, Santurri and St. Olaf students asked me a bunch of questions about a bunch of blog posts, especially this one. Santurri kicked off the conversation by asking me a few broad questions. Then he aired pre-recorded video questions from students, and relayed questions people sent him during the live event. I was on this “hot seat” for 90 minutes straight, and most of the questions were novel. Overall, a great experience.
Watch the full video.
Update: Organizer Ed Santurri sent me the following comments, reprinted with his permission:
Just saw this.
For the record, I was asking devil’s advocate questions. The remark about my being a fan of the New York Times is a real stitch. I have some reservations about the turn the Times has taken lately.
But my role is to put questions that any number might put.
Anyway, thanks for posting.