Jerry Brito is not only a longtime friend, he’s also one of the sharpest people working in tech policy today. So I was flattered when he asked me to be the first guest on Surprisingly Free Conversations, his new weekly podcast. You can check out the result here. We cover a lot of ground that will be familiar territory to Bottom-Up readers: the evolutionary psychology of bottom-up processes, disruptive innovation, the decline of newspapers, and Paul Graham’s observations about the economics of content.
I’m also excited that this podcast represents the low-key launch of the Mercatus Center’s new tech policy program, which Jerry will be leading. Their blog is here, and looks like it’ll be a great addition to my RSS reader. I’m looking forward to seeing what other great stuff comes out of the new center.