I thought John McDermott did an excellent job, here was one part I liked:
There is no doubt Cowen is ruthlessly and admirably efficient; an infovore. I suggest he’s also, however, “phenomenally smart”. “I don’t know what that means,” he says. “I mean, I can absorb a lot of information about basketball. I like basketball but I’m not like being smart about it.” And then he’s off again … “Sports is remarkably cognitive. I think it’s underrated just how smart it is. Actually, if I had more time, I would spend more time with sports. Watching it, reading about it, I think it’s oddly underrated.”
The rest of the chat covers food, economics, the future of technology, my life history, and some other matters too. I also liked this sentence:
He looks up and breaks the news: “They don’t have any food.”
The interview took place on the hottest day in Virginia history. And please note that when I refer to the Free Democrats of Germany, I don’t mean the party circa 2012.