Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson
Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson
Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
Rob Johnson is not your average economist, and this is not your average economics podcast. Every week, Rob talks about economic and social issues with a guest who probably wasn’t on your Econ 101 reading list, from musicians to activists to rebel economists. A podcast of The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).
Jacqueline Novogratz: Why We Need a Moral Revolution
Social entrepreneur Jacqueline Novogratz discusses her book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution and the crisis facing a pandemic-riddled world.
Nov 23
1 hr 6 min
Richard Kozul-Wright and Orsola Costantini Discusses UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2020
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s Richard Kozul-Wright and Orsola Costantini say we can continue misguided policy choices or collectively chart a new path that leads from recovery to a more resilient, more equal and more environmentally sustainable world.​
Nov 20
1 hr 7 min
Sarah Chayes: How Corrupt Elites Extract Wealth From Ordinary Americans
National security expert Sarah Chayes discusses her new book, On Corruption in America: and What Is at Stake. Chayes explores how corruption in U.S. state and society furthers and deepens inequality.
Nov 17
1 hr 40 min
Abigail Disney: We Need to Tell a Better Story of What America Could Be
Abigail Disney, filmmaker, founder of Peace, So Loud, and podcast host of All Ears, discusses how changes among the country's elite, towards the "Greed is Good" ethic and a blind faith in markets have made inequality more extreme than ever and why we need a new discourse, even among progressives, that recognizes and respects the contributions of society's poorest.
Nov 12
1 hr 8 min
Joel Bakan: How "Good" Corporations Mislead Us
Filmmaker and law professor Joel Bakan talks about his book and film, The New Corporation, where he dissects how corporations have tricked the public into believing that corporations can regulate themselves better than government can.
Nov 10
1 hr 12 min
David Sirota: Progressives Failed to Channel the Anger; Trump Did
Jacobin Magazine Editor-at-Large David Sirota discusses how Trump is a concentrated expression of the Republican Party. If Democrats hope to beat Republicans, they cannot afford to believe that a vote for them is a vote to return to the pre-Trump era. Links to Sirota's blog:https://www.dailyposter.com/p/we-cant-follow-obama-back-to-brunchhttps://www.dailyposter.com/p/americas-panic-attack-could-soon
Nov 4
56 min
Young Scholars Initiative: What Are the Most Important Economic Questions?
INET's Young Scholar's Initiative (YSI) is holding its third plenary conference this November, this time all online. However, unlike most online conferences, the 2020 YSI Plenary is a true workshop for young scholars to get to know each other and to identify the most important economic questions for the near future. Rob Johnson discusses the project with YSI's coordinators Jay Pocklington, Heske van Doornen, and Thomas Vass.
Nov 2
55 min
Pavlina Tcherneva: The Many Benefits of a Jobs Guarantee
Pavlina Tcherneva, Associate Professor of Economics at Bard College, discusses her new book, The Case for a Jobs Guarantee, outlining why society would benefit tremendously from such a program.
Oct 29
57 min
Eugene McCarraher: The Religion of Capitalism
Eugene McCarraher, Associate Professor of Humanities at Villanova University and author of the book, The Enchantment of Mammon, talks about his book and how society has not really become more secular because it shifted its focus from the worship of God to the worship of markets.
Oct 26
1 hr 6 min
Martin Wolf: On Rebuilding Trust in Uncertain Times, Pt 2
Financial Times economics commentator Martin Wolf continues the conversation about how societal fragmentation benefits the well-off and that only greater equality can reestablish trust between social groups and the state
Oct 22
38 min
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