168. David Heinemeier Hansson Uncensored on Healthcare, Privacy, Education and Inequality


David Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, co-founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37Signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required.

He’s blogged the past two decades at Signal v Noise, been featured on the Tim Ferriss Show, and if that wasn’t enough, DHH is a Le Mans & WEC class-winning racing driver.

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • Why capitalism can’t solve society’s biggest problems
  • What gives David hope (and fear) about the future of privacy and big tech
  • The epic issues with education in America
  • How being a well-rounded person makes entrepreneurs and employees better
  • Why the US healthcare system is so eff’ed up
  • What’s the future of media and advertising
  • Ways to redesign education for the 21st century
  • Where the US went wrong from a socialist perspective
  • David’s thoughts on Trump and transforming government
  • Lessons learned from other cultures
  • Why the US may have peaked and be headed for collapse
  • What parents do wrong when raising and educating kids
  • Why the prison system horrifies David
  • The reason David became a Le Mans racecar driver

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