Curious Worldview Podcast

144: Ed Conway | The Unbelievable Efficiency Of Globalisation - Material World

July 11, 2023 Ed Conway Episode 144
Curious Worldview Podcast
144: Ed Conway | The Unbelievable Efficiency Of Globalisation - Material World
Show Notes

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The following is with Ed Conway, who has written one of the most intensely curious books, it is called Material World and looks at some of these raw ingredients that have shaped the world we live in.

Namely, these materials are sand, salt, copper, oil, iron and lithium. 

Nothing will give you a greater appreciation for globalisation and the wondrous efficiency of global trade than this book will. It is kind of a miracle that things cost as cheaply as they do, and  are as ubiquitous as they are.

Time Stamps For Ed Conway

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 01:22 – Appreciation For Globalisation?
  • 19:02 – ASML, Sand & Microchips
  • 42:54 – Waste, Oil, Demographics & Recycling
  • 1:01:42 – I Bring Up A Bizarre Anecdote
  • 1:06:57 – Gina Reinhardt, Robert Friedland (crazy Steve Jobs anecdote) & Copper
  • 1:25:22 – Serendipity
  • 1:31:36 – Country You Are Bullish On
  • 1:31:56 – Conversation Between Two People Of History

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