Podcasts: Exponent 027 – Regulation, Stagnation, and Culture, The Jay and Farhad Show

On the newest episode of Exponent, the podcast I co-host with James Allworth:

We follow up on last week’s Uber discussion, talk about the problem with regulation, and worry about stagnation and the different cultures of Europe, America, and Asia.


  • Nicole Campbell: What Was Said at the Uber Dinner – Huffington Post
  • Lane Wood: Here Ego Again – Medium
  • Chase Madar: Why It’s Impossible to Indict a Cop – Nation
  • Peter Sterne: Jack Schafer on Losing his Job and the State of Things – Capital New York
  • Ben Thompson: Why Uber Fights – Stratechery
  • Zenefits Faces Shutdown In Utah For Giving Its Cloud-Based HR Software Away For Free – Techcrunch
  • So You Think You Can Be a Hair Braider – New York Times
  • Note: A federal judge eventually gave the right for the Utah hair-braider to work. In addition, the Utah governor has pledged to look into the law affecting Zenefits, but no concrete changes have been implemented.
  • James Allworth: How Corruption is Strangling U.S. Innovation – Harvard Business Review
  • StartupLJackson: “Dammit Utah, it’s shit like this that drives people into the arms of Ayn Rand.” – Twitter
  • Blake Ross: Uber.gov – Medium
    Jenna Wortham: Ubering While Black – Medium

Listen to the episode here

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The Jay and Farhad Show – Tim Cook’s $100 Billion ‘Mistake’ (Not)

Earlier this week I was also a guest on the Jay and Farhad show, where I debated Jay Yarow and Eric Jackson about Best, the article I wrote earlier this week in response to Jackson. You can check it out here.