18 November 2022

Tyler Cowen on talent, economic optimism – and where to find a decent curry


Our guest this week is one of a kind. A truly polymathic personality, there’s not much Tyler Cowen doesn’t have a well-informed view on, from the merits of Bradford curry houses to the future of cryptocurrencies and the fate of Trussonomics.

That breadth of interest is evident from his prolific writing on his Marginal Revolution blog, in the pages of various newspapers and in the 20-odd books he’s written in the last three decades or so. Tyler is also an avowed friend of the free market ,as Professor of Economics at George Mason University where he is chair and faculty director of the Mercatus Center.


His latest book, co-authored with Daniel Gross, is Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World.  As Tyler explains on the podcast, it’s essentially a one-stop shop for companies and organisations looking to zero in on the best possible employees.

As you would imagine with Tyler, our discussion was as wide-ranging and entertaining as the man himself.

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John Ashmore is Editor of CapX.