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Decentralize This! — Episode 14: Glen Weyl
Radically Creating a More Equal and Decentralized World
Enigma’s new podcast “Decentralize This!” features guests from all over the decentralization space: developers, investors, entrepreneurs, researchers, writers, artists, people in government and enterprise — all individuals who care deeply about building a more decentralized and sustainable world. How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future?
“It turns people not into agents, not into producers, not into heroic actors — but instead into Matrix-like batteries for the digital economy. I don’t want to live in that world.”
— Glen Weyl
Glen is a political economist and social technologist who is focused on how new technologies and markets can create a more equal, cooperative society. He’s best known in the blockchain space for his work with Vitalik Buterin on their paper “Liberal Radicalism” (coauthored with Zoë Hitzig), and he’s deeply passionate about building a global movement for change. Glen is also the coauthor of “Radical Markets”, and he teaches at Princeton University and is a principal researcher at Microsoft in New York.
On Decentralize This!, we feature guests from around the blockchain and decentralization space. By taking a closer look at what prominent people are building and thinking about, we hope to find new ways to work together on creating solutions and getting these new technologies adopted at scale.
On this episode Glen discusses what Liberal Radicalism represents, how mechanisms like quadratic voting and Harberger taxes can be applied at small scale and globally, why we should treat data as a product of labor, and why ...
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