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18SP 015: Dan McLaughlin | TheDanPlan  

Have you ever thought about just quitting your job and trying to be a pro golfer? Dan McLaughlin did just that at age 30.

Crazy, right?

Well, even more crazy is that, Dan had never even swung a club. And so began "TheDanPlan."

In this episode, Dan McLaughlin from "TheDanPlan" takes you through his journey towards 10,000 hours of deliberate practice, the theory made popular in Malcolm Gladwell's book "Outliers." His ultimate goal by the end of this journey is to get a start on the PGA Tour and make the cut.

Dan McLaughlin's Background

 Was a commercial photographer who quit his job to test the 10,000 hours of practice theory.
The Dan Plan began in 2010.
Never played golf before, had never even fully swung a club!

Highlights from this Episode

Dan began his quest with only a putter.
His "plan" was to
Didn't swing a driver until 18months into the process
Played his first full round in January 2012
Dan explains his passion and reasons for taking on this challenge.
Dan lays out his routines and practice schedule.
Dan's handicap index has been as low as a 2.7, currently is a 3.1
He has 5700 hours of practice completed, 4300 to go.
Dan is funding this whole project on his own dime.
Dan tells the story of his highest and lowest points on the course since beginning his journey.
Dan's ultimate goal is to play in a PGA Tour event and make the cut.
Dan has the opportunity to head to California in March to work with Tiger's coach from when he was a kid, Rudy Doran.

Dan's Team

Worked with a swing coach, but currently not working with anyone
Has a fitness professional that he works with on a regular basis, but does most workouts independently.
His "most important" coaches right now are his mental game coaches, the ladies at Vision54.

Dan's Advice
Be your practice self when you're in the middle of a competition.

Believe in yourself and love what you do.
Where You Can Find Dan:
The Dan Plan Website: thedanplan.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheDanPlanGolf

Twitter: @thedanplan

Donate to The Dan Plan: http://thedanplan.com/donations-2/

*Please remember that Dan is funding this whole project himself.  If you have some extra jack to keep him from draining his bank account while pursuing his dream, by all means, please donate to the cause.  How cool would it be to see him in an event and know that you you had a part in it!*
Other Links from this Episode
The book "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell 

Vision54

Hashtags: #18STRONG #thedanplan

 

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EPISODE 19 Featuring Dan Carlin  

"If I can add some nuance and complexity and some context and compassion. If I can get people to think about walking a mile in the other guy's moccasins, or pretend like you want to, I can feel like I'm adding something that is unusual. And it's a little bit shocking and upsetting to me that it is unusual. When people say it's so refreshing, you wonder why it's refreshing to try to see the other person's viewpoint? Shouldn't that just be how we are?" — Dan Carlin 

“It’s an uplifting story with millions of dead people” — Dan Carlin 

My favorite podcaster and one of my favorite humans joins me for an epic chat ranging across topics including:

 

Nuanced ThinkingIdeological PrisonsUnderstanding vs. justifying Judging the pastHitler & Genghis Khan, Nazis & Communists Spaniards, Aztecs, human sacrificeTaoism Twisted SOBsWhy do we focus so much on war?The three elements of Hardcore History Conflict-driven story SexGladiators for World Peace as the antidote to a nuclear holocaustHunting and gathering peoples Graham Hancock and history before history Gobekli Tepe Old school toughness and the arc of civilizationsDan Carlin for President!

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My lady (and author of History on Fire logo) has a FB public page about her art & fighting: https://www.facebook.com/NahryEm/. This is the video of her pro debut match: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxM81mds1Qs&feature=youtu.be Thank you to Onnit, Datsusara, Float Clinic, Shaman’s Simple Solutions, and Fight Chix for sponsoring her for her first MMA fight. If you’d like to check out Fight Chix merchandise, you can get a 20% discount by going to http://www.fightchix.com/ and entering the code Fire20 upon checkout.

This is my public FB page: https://www.facebook.com/danielebolelli1/ 

Here is a link to the audiobook of my “Not Afraid”: http://www.danielebolelli.com/downloads/not-afraid-audiobook/ 

For those of you who may be interested, here is a lecture series I created about Taoist philosophy: http://www.danielebolelli.com/downloads/taoist-lectures/

#328 - Dan Carlin  

Dan Carlin, Brian Redban - Date: 02/25/2013 Dan Carlin is an amateur historian and former radio talk show host.  Carlin now hosts two popular podcasts available on iTunes, or through his website, to download: Common Sense and Hardcore History.

407: Dan Millman | Way of the Peaceful Warrior  

Everyone is a peaceful warrior in training.

"Heroes and cowards feel exactly the same fear, they just respond differently." -Cus D'Amato

The Cheat Sheet: hy doesn't he like to use the word spirituality? What is FAST defense? Do you have to travel in order to grow? How to act with kindness, bravery or other emotion, even if you don't feel it. What is Dan's "outside in" approach to growth? And so much more...

Today the words New Age, spirituality and personal growth have been overused and even bastardized by so-called gurus with personal agendas and self-interests. But our guest for episode 407 was the first to author a book in the New Age category; he was there long before the tricksters, hucksters and "gurus" made a mockery of the industry.

Dan Millman is the best-selling author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior and 17 other books. Today he joins us to talk about what prompted his first book, whether you need to travel to grow as a person and what we can learn and apply to live the peaceful warrior's way.

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More About This Show

For those of you who don't know him Dan Millman is the author of The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, a book published in 1980. It was so new and so unlike anything else on the bookshelves that his publisher recommended the bookstores start a new category for it: New Age.

Whether you want to thank him or chastise him for that, he brings an immense amount of value on today's episode. His background in gymnastics and martial arts (before it was cool) along with some life-changing experiences granted him a grounded, simplistic yet incredibly powerful outlook and approach to living a peaceful warrior's life.

Dan shares what it means to live life as a peaceful warrior: we live with a peaceful heart and a warrior's spirit. That warrior's spirit primarily does battle with our inner conflicts of self-doubt, fear and insecurity.

He also shares his experiences in martial arts, which he started participating in as a young child in the 1950s and 60s. That training coupled with the fracture of his right leg in a motorcycle crash all helped him develop a very different, unique and disarmingly simple approach to personal growth: what he calls the "outside in" approach.

What that approach means is instead of changing our thoughts and our feelings and hoping our actions will change as a result, we change our actions. We have next to no control over our emotions and our thoughts, but we can control how we act.

Even if we aren't feeling particularly kind we can still be kind! Even if we aren't feeling brave, we can act bravely by acknowledging our fear and acting despite it.

And Dan's personal journey into understanding this and the life of a peaceful warrior began when he was a world-class gymnast at UC-Berkeley. One night he stopped off at a nearby service station and began talking with an old man who worked there. The old man would never tell Dan's his name but Dan nicknamed him Socrates because that's who he reminded Dan of.

Their friendship and mentor/mentee relationship would have such a profound impact on Dan he would later pen his book The Way of the Peaceful Warrior based on that time with Socrates. Although it's based on true events, fictional elements are interwoven within it.

On today's show Dan shares why he did that, as well as why he chose to teach and share his knowledge with others and why we don't have to travel in order to grow. Check it out on today's episode of The Art of Charm.

THANKS DAN MILLMAN!

If you enjoyed this session with Dan, let him know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Dan on Twitter!

Resources from this episode:

Dan Millman's web site
Way of the Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman
Dan's other books
Dan Millman on Twitter
Dan Millman on Facebook
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George Carlin and 9/11  

Kelly Carlin on the release of her father's new album, "I Kinda Like It When A Lot of People Die", recorded the night before September 11th, 2001. George apparently felt releasing an album titled "I Kinda Like It When A Lot of People Die" right after 9/11 might not be a big seller. Now 15 years later, Kelly Carlin feels it's finally time to share it with the world. Kelly is the author of "A Carlin Home Companion" and is also the host of the podcast Waking from the American Dream. Subscribe to our show on iTunes. More at www.davidfeldmanshow.com. Today's podcast is brought to you by fresh books.com - get a 30-Day Free Trial at www.gofreshbooks.com/DavidFeldmanShow  

Kelly Carlin Returns  

Kelly Carlin returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her new book A Carlin Home Companion, growing up in the shadow of her larger than life father George Carlin, suffering panic attacks as a young person, getting into an abusive relationship in high school, the magnetic draw of certain personalities, psychology, her mother's alcoholism and her own drug experiences, enmeshment, family systems, the time her dad freaked out on bad acid, becoming aware of family dysfunction, her relationship with her dad near the end of his life and his relationship with the species, feelings of betrayal and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

How to Make and Keep Friends (Podcast #28 with Carlin Flora)  

Let's face it, making friends as we get older is tough. Where do you find them? How do you strike up a random conversation that blossoms into a long-term friendship? Plus, with so little time available how do you keep up with those good friends you already have?

Going after any big goal requires the support of good friends to be your support system and route for you each step of the way. Today, we're talking about how to make and keep friends in the midst of a busy schedule.

We are delighted to be joined by Carlin Flora, the former features editor of Psychology Today and the author of the book, Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are. She's appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, and now on our show, An Action Plan for Dreamers, meaning she's totally made it. Carlin's book combines scientific rigor with warm human stories to show us the unexpected ways our friendships influence our lives. You can find out more about Carlin and her book at CarlinFlora.com.

Kelly Carlin  

Kelly Carlin, monologist, host, writer and daughter of George Carlin, stops by this episode of Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her unusual childhood, growing up around addiction, her coke dealer mechanic ex, psychology, losing her parents, her one woman show (A Carlin Home Companion), guns, her podcast Waking from the American Dream and so much more. We also did a round for Just Me Or Everyone

George Carlin, A Real Human Being Redux  

Please enjoy this classic Titus Podcast with special guest Kelly Carlin, while Titus and Bombshell are away on their honeymoon. Get an insight into the mind of George Carlin's comedy genius as well as what he was like as a person. Kelly talks about her one person show and & why George Carlin thought the sun would explode. Always unbalanced and never unbiased, this is The Titus Podcast.

Episode #169 Kelly Carlin  

Kelly Carlin, yes that Carlin,  tells us everything we want to know about growing up with the funniest dad in the world , and her new show "Carlin Home Companion".  Mike MacRae does Rip Torn's Hollywood DRunk tank Oscar Edition and more!

BBC’s Louis Theroux  

BBC Documentarian Louis Theroux’s new film is entitled My Scientology Movie. Entertainment Weekly calls it one of the best documentaries of 2017. Plus, Kelly Carlin, Dan Pasternack, Professor Corey Brettschneider and Film Critic Michael Snyder. Louis Theroux is one of the world’s great documentarians who, for the BBC, has explored survivalists, black nationalists, white supremacists and porn stars. His new documentary My Scientology Movie is breathtaking; he joins us from London. Kelly Carlin is back, her new book a Carlin Home Companion is now out in paperback. Dan Pasternack writes for Splitsider and McSweeney’s, and is one of the world’s leading experts on comedy. As program director for IFC Dan is responsible for Portlandia, Maron and Comedy Bang Bang. Law Professor Corey Brettschneider stops by for David’s weekly lesson in the constitution, and film Critic Michael Snyder tells us what movies and TV shows you should be seeing. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. More David @ http://www.DavidFeldmanShow.com Tune in every Tuesday and Friday for brand new episodes of our show featuring a diverse mixture of comedians, actors, professors, comedy writers and journalists talking about your world. Check out our new You Tube channel. More about David: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0271017/?ref_=nv_sr_1 David writes for Triumph The Insult Comic Dog's series on Hulu and Maya and Marty on NBC. David has also won three Prime Time Emmys for comedy writing, as well as four Writers Guild Awards. He has also written on ABC's Roseanne, HBO's Dennis Miller Live, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Academy Awards, The Emmys, and countless roasts on Comedy Central. Get Social With David: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/davidfeldmancomedy?ref=hl Twitter: https://twitter.com/David_Feldman_ Subscribe to his audio podcast: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/david-feldman-show/id321997239 Become a subscriber to our podcast! When you join for only a $5 monthly subscription donation you’ll gain access to the David Feldman Premium Content, featuring bonus material from the funniest comedians who have been guests on the show. We accept all major credit cards. Join today and help support the show!  

Volume 1 Issue 37 – Hardcore History with Dan Carlin  

This week Roll for Initiative has a very special guest - Hardcore History podcast host Dan Carlin. Ancient and medieval societies are discussed, as well as real life counterparts of AD&D classes. Also, this weeks Creature Feature Theater has roots in ancient Greece, as we discuss caryatid columns. All of this and more is in a special Hardcore History edition of Roll For Initiative. INTRO - Dan Carlin of Hardcore History 0:00.000 www.dancarlin.com Damascus Steel HG Wells "A Short History of the World" http://www.bartleby.com/86/ HISTORICAL ERAS 12:28.751 Bronze Age http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze_Age LIFE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD 18:36.109 HISTORICAL COMPARISONS TO AD&D CLASSES 32:16.892 Knights Hospitaller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Hospitaller Roman Multi-tool http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/11/2000-year-old-roman-multi-tool/ HG Wells "Little Wars" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Wars Baghdad Battery http://www.world-mysteries.com/sar_11.htm Will Durant http://www.willdurant.com/home.html Creature Feature Theater - Caryatid Column 52:22.507 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caryatid The Lumpers "Spare Parts" Part 5 - 1:05:37.606 10 Foot Poll / Outro - 1:14:42.311

119 - Dan Carlin (Hardcore History)  

Dan Carlin is an American political commentatoramateur historian, and podcaster. Once a professional radio host, Carlin eventually took his show to the Internet, and he now hosts two popular independent podcasts: Common Sense and Hardcore History.

#413 - Dan Carlin, Daniele Bolelli  

Dan Carlin is an amateur historian and former radio talk show host. Carlin now hosts two popular podcasts available on iTunes, or through his website, to download: Common Sense and Hardcore History. Daniele Bolelli is an Italian author, professor, and martial artist. His books include "Create Your Own Religion" and "On the Warrior's Path" and his podcast called The Drunken Taoist is available on iTunes.

#378 - Dan Carlin  

Dan Carlin is a former radio talk show host and "fan of history." Carlin now hosts two popular podcasts available on iTunes, or through his website, to download: Common Sense and Hardcore History.

338: Dan Schawbel | Promote Yourself  

Stay relevant in the workforce.

"There is no linear career path anymore."-Dan Schawbel

The Cheat Sheet: How many jobs do most people have between the ages of 18 and 45? 20% of the workforce is retiring in the next 4 years: true or false? Which are the top majors that land jobs after college? How to network effectively, even if you're an introvert. EQ or IQ: which is most desirable in a job seeker? And so much more...

There's no denying it any longer, the workforce today is an entirely different animal than it was even a decade ago. Long gone are the days of working for one or perhaps two companies in your lifetime. Now most people will work in at least 3 different careers in their lifetimes, some of us will work in as many as six! And note that says careers, not jobs.

If you're like millions of others trying to get a leg up on the fierce competition in the marketplace, we've brought in Dan Schawbel to talk about how. Dan is the author of Promote Yourself, and that's exactly the topic we dive into today. Dan shares the facts, figures and suggestions he has for the best ways to promote yourself and stay relevant in the workforce today. All of that and more on the 338th episode of The Art of Charm.

More About This Show:

Dan Schawbel has made a successful living by studying what other people do for theirs. He has specifically studied the millenium generation, otherwise known as Generation Y or The Millenials. But he's discovered some interesting facts and applicable information for everyone along the way.

For example when it comes to your ability to promote yourself and stay relevant in the workplace, Dan suggests zagging when everyone else is zigging. What does that mean exactly? The current trend is for most people to bounce to another company in order to be promoted or earn more money, there isn't much loyalty anymore. And Dan says you can capitalize on that by staying put and developing a strategy to make yourself indispensable.

The first one is fairly easy to do: generally it's easier to stay where we are than to find a new job. But not all of us have a strategy to make us indispensable, and to be sure the company we're working for keeps us around and that we're also top of mind for promotions. Dan shares how to do this on today's episode.

His first suggestion is master your current role. Do the job you've been hired to do and do it well, do it to the best of your abilities. Often this will take you at least the first six months you're in a new position. Dan says you can't stand out until you've done what you've been hired to do.

Once you've done that, then you can ask for more work, ask for that special project, offer to pitch in to help others in new areas outside of the scope of your job. This is also when you start presenting ideas for new opportunities for work. Do you see any area where the company could be more efficient, some way you can help the company make more money in an area? Now you can create a presentation and pitch it to your boss. But you can only do this once you've shown you are competent at your job, otherwise no one will take you seriously.

Another great way to promote yourself is to join special interest groups outside of work. Are you intrigued by marketing? Then join up a marketing meetup group or join a local branch of a marketing association. Find a conference you can attend on a weekend about the topic you are interested in, and then bring that information back to your job. You'll find useful ways to apply yourself in your role when you do.

Though we discuss many other topics, one final subject we'll touch on here is the necessity of soft skills. Nearly every recruiter and headhunter out there wants someone with great soft skills. They want to know you can work well with others, you're a team player and will enhance the company overall with a good attitude, cooperation and team work.

Dan and I discuss other useful suggestions he has for staying relevant and making yourself someone your company can't live without. He gives us specifics on how to promote yourself through tracking the metrics of your successes and why growing your network will ensure you're never without job offers. It was great to have him on the show, please join me in thanking him and thank you for being here too. Enjoy the episode and we'll see you next time.

THANKS DAN SCHAWBEL!

If you enjoyed this session of The Art of Charm Podcast, let Dan know by clicking on the link below and sending him a quick shout out on Twitter:

Click here to thank Dan on Twitter!

Resources from this episode:

Dan Schawbel's web site

Social Customer Service: How to Care for Customers With Social Media  

Does your business have a social customer service plan? Want to step up your customer service on social media? To discover how to improve your social customer care, I interview Dan Gingiss. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. In this episode I interview Dan Gingiss, former head of digital customer experience for Discover Card, co-host of the Focus on Customer Service podcast and head of digital marketing for Humana. Dan will explore how to better serve your customers with social media. You'll discover what your business needs to respond to on social media. Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below. Listen Now You can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher. Here are some of the things you'll discover in this show: Social Customer Service Dan's story Dan, who has been in marketing or product development most of his career, says he has always been in a service business in some way. Dan talks about the impact of his first job out of school. He was a marketer at a direct-response company that sold high-end collectibles. One year around Christmas, he got a phone call that should have gone to customer service. A woman was upset because a gift she ordered for Christmas had not yet arrived. Dan shares how he made sure Christmas wasn't going to be ruined on his watch. Dan says taking an extra moment to think about something from the customer's point of view usually will make you a much better marketer. He talks about his roles at Discover and winning the JD Power Award for best customer experience, taking it away from AmEx. Listen to the show to hear how Dan got started in social media. How customer service fits into social media marketing Studies from Gartner say that as soon as next year, more than 85% of companies will have to compete on customer experience. It's getting too expensive for industries to compete on price, so they need to differentiate themselves by customer experience. Dan says when you interact with customers on a one-to-one basis on social media, it makes them more loyal. Loyal customers spend more with you, stay with you longer and tell their friends about you. All of these elements result in improved KPIs (key performance indicators), which is what marketers care about. Forrester's Customer Service Index is a pretty good indicator of how well large companies are doing, Dan explains. Over the course of many years, Forrester looked at the stock prices of the top- and bottom-performing public companies. The top-performing companies do well in customer experience, while the poor performers in customer experience are at the bottom. There’s a direct link between customer experience and profitability. Dan shares what happened at Discover when they looked at engagement rates on customer service responses (what happened after they responded to a customer and resolved his or her issue). Listen to the show to discover the biggest challenge of one-to-one marketing. Businesses doing customer service well On Dan's podcast they interview large brands such as Whole Foods, Jet Blue, Chipotle and Hertz, as well as lesser-known companies like Telstra. Telstra is the largest telecom company in Australia. Unlike most of the telecoms in the United States, they've decided to differentiate based on service. They've managed to connect all of their systems, including social, into a single CRM, so any customers contacting them on any channel can have the same agent help them, as long as that agent is working. Another recent podcast interview was with Scotty's Brewhouse, an upscale sports bar that has 13 locations in Indiana. Dan shares what business Scott Wise, the founder, president and CEO of Scotty's,

Social Customer Service: How to Care for Customers With Social Media  

Does your business have a social customer service plan? Want to step up your customer service on social media? To discover how to improve your social customer care, I interview Dan Gingiss. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. In this episode I interview Dan Gingiss, former head of digital customer experience for Discover Card, co-host of the Focus on Customer Service podcast and head of digital marketing for Humana. Dan will explore how to better serve your customers with social media. You'll discover what your business needs to respond to on social media. Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below. Listen Now You can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher. Here are some of the things you'll discover in this show: Social Customer Service Dan's story Dan, who has been in marketing or product development most of his career, says he has always been in a service business in some way. Dan talks about the impact of his first job out of school. He was a marketer at a direct-response company that sold high-end collectibles. One year around Christmas, he got a phone call that should have gone to customer service. A woman was upset because a gift she ordered for Christmas had not yet arrived. Dan shares how he made sure Christmas wasn't going to be ruined on his watch. Dan says taking an extra moment to think about something from the customer's point of view usually will make you a much better marketer. He talks about his roles at Discover and winning the JD Power Award for best customer experience, taking it away from AmEx. Listen to the show to hear how Dan got started in social media. How customer service fits into social media marketing Studies from Gartner say that as soon as next year, more than 85% of companies will have to compete on customer experience. It's getting too expensive for industries to compete on price, so they need to differentiate themselves by customer experience. Dan says when you interact with customers on a one-to-one basis on social media, it makes them more loyal. Loyal customers spend more with you, stay with you longer and tell their friends about you. All of these elements result in improved KPIs (key performance indicators), which is what marketers care about. Forrester's Customer Service Index is a pretty good indicator of how well large companies are doing, Dan explains. Over the course of many years, Forrester looked at the stock prices of the top- and bottom-performing public companies. The top-performing companies do well in customer experience, while the poor performers in customer experience are at the bottom. There’s a direct link between customer experience and profitability. Dan shares what happened at Discover when they looked at engagement rates on customer service responses (what happened after they responded to a customer and resolved his or her issue). Listen to the show to discover the biggest challenge of one-to-one marketing. Businesses doing customer service well On Dan's podcast they interview large brands such as Whole Foods, Jet Blue, Chipotle and Hertz, as well as lesser-known companies like Telstra. Telstra is the largest telecom company in Australia. Unlike most of the telecoms in the United States, they've decided to differentiate based on service. They've managed to connect all of their systems, including social, into a single CRM, so any customers contacting them on any channel can have the same agent help them, as long as that agent is working. Another recent podcast interview was with Scotty's Brewhouse, an upscale sports bar that has 13 locations in Indiana. Dan shares what business Scott Wise, the founder, president and CEO of Scotty's,

What Should we Study When we Study Economics? [Audio]  

Speaker(s): Professor Wendy Carlin | The financial crisis triggered a fundamental rethinking of how economics students are taught and what they learn. An international collaborative project of economists (the CORE project), led by Wendy Carlin, has responded with a new curriculum that provides tools for engaging with the issues of economic inequality, environmental sustainability, innovation and wealth creation, and financial instability. Some policy shortcomings can be traced to a view – standard in undergraduate economics teaching – that the pursuit of self-interest in competitive markets is a sufficient guide to how society should allocate its resources. But this confidence in unregulated markets finds little support in recent economic research. In this new, empirically based view, instability, growing economic disparity and environmental destruction are not exceptions to the rule but rather the expected outcomes of an unregulated market economy. Fundamental changes have occurred, too, in economic knowledge of individual behaviour resulting in a growing recognition of the economic importance of ethical and other-regarding motives alongside self-interest. The tools of economics can be taught using new research insights and empirical results to address questions of importance to students, policy-makers and a broader public. Wendy Carlin is Professor of Economics at University College London, and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE. The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry.

Kelly Carlin  

Kelly Carlin (author, podcaster) chats with Chris and Matt about her new book A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up With George, how her story went from a one woman show to book and what life actually was like for her as a kid. They also talk about the complicated relationship kids have with their parents, Kelly's podcast and Sirius XM show and how she is keeping her father's legacy alive!

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