Podcast: Economics & Beyond


We Are in the Midst of a Global Transformation (pt. 2 of 2)

Jul 29, 2021

Prolific author and philosopher Ervin Laszlo discusses his most recent books, in which he outlines how the latest discoveries in science converge with spiritual insights and point to the ways in which society might evolve in ways that will help overcome contemporary crises.


The Rise and Fall of the Black Blue-Collar Middle Class, part 1

Jul 1, 2021

Umass Lowell Economics professor William Lazonick, outlines the history of how government and economic conditions favored the rise of a Black blue-collar middle class from the 1960”s to the 1970’s, and how shifts in policy and in the economy caused its unmaking from the 1980’s onwards.


Revealing the Hidden Forces Behind Investment Decisions

Jun 28, 2021

Jim Nadler, CEO of the Kroll Bond Rating Agency, discusses the profound influence that bond ratings have on shaping social and economic outcomes, how they can contribute to environmental and social responsibility, and why a new approach to bond ratings is urgently necessary.