Podcast: Economics & Beyond


Jeffrey Sachs

Sep 24, 2020

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

Doug Carmichael: On the Need for Real Dialogue to Address the Crises of Our Time

Sep 21, 2020


Eisuke Sakakibara

Eisuke Sakakibara: Japan, China, India, and the US - Strategies and Tensions

Sep 17, 2020


Michael Sandel: The Tyranny of Merit

Sep 14, 2020


Charles Goodhart & Manoj Pradhan

Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan: The Upcoming Demographic Shift and What it Means for our Economic Future

Sep 11, 2020


Fred Ledley

Fred Ledley: How US Taxpayers Subsidize Pharma Research and Companies Reap the Profits

Sep 8, 2020


Louis Kuijs

Louis Kuijs: The Contradictions in China's Economic and Foreign Policies

Sep 3, 2020


Eileen Appelbaum & Rosemary Batt

Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt: Private Equity Takeover of Healthcare

Sep 1, 2020


James Boyce

James Boyce: How Carbon Pricing and Carbon Dividends Address Both Climate Change and Social Justice

Aug 27, 2020


Robert Borosage

Aug 24, 2020

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

Aug 21, 2020

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

Yide Qiao: US and China - Competitors, Collaborators, or Enemies?

Aug 17, 2020


John Kay and Mervyn King

John Kay and Mervyn King: Origins and Future Implications of Radical Uncertainty for Economic Thinking

Aug 13, 2020


Peter Temin

Peter Temin: The Racist Roots of US Political and Economic Polarization

Aug 10, 2020


Robert Dugger

Robert Dugger: An Economics for Future Generations

Aug 7, 2020


Thomas Ferguson

Thomas Ferguson: Government for, of, and by the Wealthy

Aug 5, 2020


Robert Skidelsky

Robert Skidelsky: Keynes on “The Road to Serfdom”

Aug 3, 2020


Sony Kapoor

Sony Kapoor: The Real Challenge Still Lies Ahead

Jul 31, 2020


Margaret Heffernan

Margaret Heffernan: Our Uncharted and Uncertain Future

Jul 29, 2020


John O'Neil

Jul 27, 2020

Author and psychologist John O’Neil talks to Rob Johnson about America’s moral and educational crisis.


Christine Passarella

Jul 24, 2020

Rob Johnson talks to educator Christine Passarella about her program Kids for Coltrane, and the educational value of the jazz great.


Justin Lin

Justin Lin: A New, Structural Economics

Jul 22, 2020


Fatima Denton

Fatima Denton: What the Pandemic Means for Global Solidarity

Jul 20, 2020


Orville Schell

Orville Schell: With China, The West Is Reaping the Bitter Harvest of Imperialism

Jul 17, 2020


Thomas Sugrue

Thomas Sugrue: Why 2020 Is not 1968

Jul 15, 2020


William Spriggs: How Economic Theory and Policy Reinforce Racism

William Spriggs: How Economic Theory and Policy Reinforce Racism

Jul 13, 2020


Thea Lee

Thea Lee: The Roots of the Crisis

Jul 10, 2020


Paul Jay

Paul Jay: Can Capitalism Deal with the Climate & Nuclear Threats?

Jul 8, 2020


David Sirota

David Sirota: Socialism in America

Jul 6, 2020


Joe Boyd

Jul 2, 2020

Rob Johnson talks to music producer Joe Boyd about the musical inflection point of the 1960’s, and how social change affects art and artists.


Cathy O'Neil

Jul 1, 2020

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

Alex Gibney: The Great Crimes of Our Society

Jun 29, 2020


Elaine Brown, Pt. 2

Elaine Brown Pt. 2: Music and Activism in the Struggle for Racial Justice

Jun 26, 2020


Elaine Brown

Elaine Brown Pt. 1: The 400-year Struggle for Racial Justice in the US

Jun 24, 2020


Brian Barnier

Brian Barnier: The Future of the Central Bank

Jun 22, 2020


Michael Pettis

Michael Pettis: Global Fracture - Nationalism on the March

Jun 19, 2020


Wendy Brown

Jun 18, 2020


Chong-En Bai

Chong-En Bai: The Future of International Governance

Jun 17, 2020


Jamil Anderlini

Jamil Anderlini: The Legacy of the Opium Wars

Jun 16, 2020


William Overholt

Jun 15, 2020

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

Jun 12, 2020

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

Lynn Parramore & Jeffrey Spear: On George Floyd and John Ruskin

Jun 11, 2020


Warrington Hudlin

Warrington Hudlin: The Civil War Never Ended

Jun 10, 2020


Michael Sandel

Michael Sandel: A Spirit of Civic Activism

Jun 10, 2020


Sarah Kendzior

Sarah Kendzior: Authoritarianism in a “Democracy”

Jun 8, 2020


Evan Osnos

How Greenwich Republicans Learned to Love Trump

Jun 5, 2020


Gaël Giraud

Gaël Giraud: Will COVID Lead to Authoritarianism?

Jun 4, 2020


Yanis Varoufakis & Danae Stratou

Yanis Varoufakis & Danae Stratou: Europe’s Dereliction of Duty

Jun 3, 2020


Gaurav Dalmia & Jayant Sinha

Gaurav Dalmia & Jayant Sinha: India’s Post-Pandemic Path to Prosperity

Jun 2, 2020


Arjun Jayadev & Achal Prabhala

Jun 2, 2020

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.