Podcast: Economics & Beyond


What Can Sanders Do as Budget Chair?

Jan 20, 2021

As Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Bernie Sanders can force votes on Medicare for All and cuts to the military budget. He will face opposition from the GOP and within the Democratic Party. Rob Johnson was a Senior Economist for the Budget Committee and Chief Economist for the Senate Banking Committee. He joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.


Challenging the Conventional Development Wisdom of Both the Left and the Right

Dec 10, 2020

Christopher Cramer and John Sender, authors of the book, African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, and Policy, discuss their book (co-written with Arkebe Oqubay) and how economic policy needs to be rooted in flexibly responding to changing circumstances and consequences, instead of dogma. Link to a PDF version of the book: http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/openaccess/9780198832331.pdf


How Local Projects Can Change People's Notion of What Is Possible

Dec 7, 2020

Hilary Doe, the founder and president of the Michigan-based organization Scout, talks about the ways in which successful local projects can have profound effects on people’s consciousness about what is politically possible