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5:28 Measuring programming success via budgets instead of estimates, quantifying creativity
9:57 Are incentive systems inherently bad?
13:01 How terrible commutes turned the tides for remote work in Silicon Valley, why do executives subject themselves to horrible working conditions?
17:59 What is the optimal amount of work hours per week?
19:58 Benefits of higher minimum wage
23:28 How can America “get to Denmark”? Should we rein in capitalism?
27:19 How do educational stipends work in Denmark? Benefits of state-sponsored education & healthcare
32:27 Is American bureaucracy able to change quickly?
35:52 Are gig workers being exploited? Why or why not?
45:57 Flexibility vs. Security in the gig-economy
51:20 Has the American Dream become false in America?
1:00:26 Are ISA schools (like Lambda School) an innovation or a bandaid on the failing capitalist system?
1:06:30 What do successful numbers look like for ISAs?
1:12:28 Starting Basecamp & raising from Jeff Bezos in the early days
1:19:43 Roasting Jeff Bezos on Twitter, socialism, progressivism in America
1:28:13 Amazon disappointments & how can Bezos save face?
1:36:31 Wealth tax debate
1:43:23 Which major tech companies should be broken up?
1:52:04 Will GDPR-like policies work in America?
1:55:59 What is David doing with Hey.com? Should there be two-sided consent in email read-receipt tracking?
2:03:29 Could there ever be an open-source Twitter or messaging app? Was WhatsApp it before being bought by Facebook?
2:09:34 Thoughts on tech journalism vs. big-tech
2:12:22 Can big-tech regulation fix the competitive landscape?