Podcast: Economics & Beyond
With protestors calling on states to loosen lockdowns in the name of “freedom,” john a. powell—INET Governing Board member and Professor and the Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at University of California, Berkeley—talks to Rob about the long history of America balancing liberty and equality. They also discuss the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on Detroit’s black community, and the political imbalance in the US between rural and urban areas.
Jeremy Lent on Shifting Values in a Pandemic
Adair Turner: When Supply and Demand Both Crash
Joseph Stiglitz: An Economy without Spare Tires
Too Little, Too Late, Again with Michael Spence
Uncertainty Economics for an Uncertain Time with Roman Frydman
The Pandemic in the Developing World with Jayati Ghosh
Monopoly Politics vs. Democracy with Matt Stoller
Jazz and Social Justice with Gerald Horne
John Ralston Saul
John Ralston Saul, writer and political philosopher, talks to Rob about citizenry and society in light of COVID-19. They discuss models for civic engagement that could better tackle the pandemic, as well as other social problems, such as poverty and inequality.