Podcast: Economics & Beyond
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Development and Chair of the Lancet’s COVID-19 commission, talks about the many challenges and shortcomings of US policy towards the pandemic, as well as his new book, The Ages of Globalization, and how we can get the ethical foundations of economic thinking back on track.
Doug Carmichael: On the Need for Real Dialogue to Address the Crises of Our Time
Eisuke Sakakibara: Japan, China, India, and the US - Strategies and Tensions
Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan: The Upcoming Demographic Shift and What it Means for our Economic Future
Fred Ledley: How US Taxpayers Subsidize Pharma Research and Companies Reap the Profits
Louis Kuijs: The Contradictions in China's Economic and Foreign Policies
Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt: Private Equity Takeover of Healthcare
James Boyce: How Carbon Pricing and Carbon Dividends Address Both Climate Change and Social Justice
Robert Borosage, co-founder of the Campaign for America’s Future, talks about the what went well and what did not go well at the Democratic Convention and the Democrats’ failure to recognize that their own economic policies helped bring about Trump
Richard Vague, Secretary of Banking and Securities for the state of Pennsylvania and INET board member, discusses with Rob Johnson the need for stronger economic measures, the different economic strategies of the US and China, and the dangers of enormous private debt burdens
Yide Qiao: US and China - Competitors, Collaborators, or Enemies?
John Kay and Mervyn King: Origins and Future Implications of Radical Uncertainty for Economic Thinking
Peter Temin: The Racist Roots of US Political and Economic Polarization
Robert Dugger: An Economics for Future Generations
Thomas Ferguson: Government for, of, and by the Wealthy
Robert Skidelsky: Keynes on “The Road to Serfdom”
Sony Kapoor: The Real Challenge Still Lies Ahead
Margaret Heffernan: Our Uncharted and Uncertain Future
Rob Johnson talks to educator Christine Passarella about her program Kids for Coltrane, and the educational value of the jazz great.
Justin Lin: A New, Structural Economics
Fatima Denton: What the Pandemic Means for Global Solidarity
Orville Schell: With China, The West Is Reaping the Bitter Harvest of Imperialism
Thomas Sugrue: Why 2020 Is not 1968
William Spriggs: How Economic Theory and Policy Reinforce Racism
Thea Lee: The Roots of the Crisis
Paul Jay: Can Capitalism Deal with the Climate & Nuclear Threats?
David Sirota: Socialism in America
Cathy O’Neil, founder of O’Neil Risk Consulting and Algorithmic Audit and author of the book Weapons of Math Destruction, talks to Rob Johnson about the crisis facing universities in the pandemic.
Alex Gibney: The Great Crimes of Our Society
Elaine Brown Pt. 2: Music and Activism in the Struggle for Racial Justice
Elaine Brown Pt. 1: The 400-year Struggle for Racial Justice in the US
Brian Barnier: The Future of the Central Bank
Michael Pettis: Global Fracture - Nationalism on the March
Chong-En Bai: The Future of International Governance
Jamil Anderlini: The Legacy of the Opium Wars
William Overholt, Senior Research Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, talks to Rob Johnson about how China expanded its power over Hong Kong, and the state of US-China relations.
Zach Carter, Huffington Post reporter and author of the new book, The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes, talks to Rob Johnson about Keynes’s vision of maintaining democracy in times of crisis.
Lynn Parramore & Jeffrey Spear: On George Floyd and John Ruskin
Warrington Hudlin: The Civil War Never Ended
Michael Sandel: A Spirit of Civic Activism
Sarah Kendzior: Authoritarianism in a “Democracy”
How Greenwich Republicans Learned to Love Trump
Gaël Giraud: Will COVID Lead to Authoritarianism?
Yanis Varoufakis & Danae Stratou: Europe’s Dereliction of Duty
Gaurav Dalmia & Jayant Sinha: India’s Post-Pandemic Path to Prosperity
INET Senior Economist Arjun Jayadev and Shuttleworth Foundation fellow Achal Prabhala talk to Rob Johnson about the global need for access to affordable pharmaceuticals, especially in India and the rest of the developing world.