Podcast: Economics & Beyond
Dramatist and NYU professor Anna Deavere Smith talks to Rob Johnson about the power of storytelling in times of crisis.
Rana Foroohar: The Surveillance Economy
James Manyika: Towards a 21st Century Social Contract
Jacqueline Edwards: Technology, Inspired Learning and Opportunity
Isiah Thomas: Finding Strength through Vulnerability
Camilla Toulmin on African Development
Alan Light: The Changing Youth Culture of Music
Nelson Barbosa: How the Pandemic Shook Faith in the Market
Folashade Soule-Kohndou: Africa in a Pandemic World
Rob Johnson talks to poet and scholar Ed Pavlic about how the pandemic’s physical distancing requirement forces us to reassess all of our relationships and how racism and inequality intensify the pandemic’s effects
Philosopher, author, and activist Dr. Cornel West talks to Rob Johnson about what the Christian concept of love can offer during a pandemic. They also discuss financialization, militarization, and the commodification of religion.
Ashley Monet & Brandon Dixon: Artistic Healing and the Future of Detroit
Benjamin Grant: Envisioning the Pandemic and the Planet
Naomi Klein & Avi Lewis: A High-Tech Coronavirus Dystopia – Technology and Surveillance Meet the Shock Doctrine
Dani Rodrik: The Future of Developing Countries and Globalization After the Pandemic
Henry Ponder: The Past, The Challenges, and the Future of the University
Peter Bofinger: Europe’s Economic Crisis and What Needs to Be Done
Rohinton Medhora: The Failure of Global Cooperation in a Time of Crisis
Susan Piver—a writer on meditation and Buddhist teachings and founder of the Open Heart Project—talks to Rob about how Buddhist ideas of being grounded in the present can help us get through the uncertain times of this pandemic.
After the Thirty Year’s War, Europeans turned to rationalism and ushered in the Scientific Revolution. Talking to Rob, Andrew Sheng, Director of the George Town Institute of Open and Advanced Studies in Penang, says that the pandemic could do the same, as experts and scientists recapture lost esteem. But it would be a different science, which focuses more on the interconnectedness of everything.
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
Jayati Ghosh, professor of economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and member of INET’s Global Commission on Economic Transformation, talks to Rob about the unique way the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting developing countries. They also discuss the developing global economic crisis, and the way young people in particular are responding.
Matt Stoller, Research Director at the American Economic Liberties Project and author of the book, Goliath: The Hundred Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, talks with Rob about how the pandemic is affecting the power of monopolies in our politics and economics, and the paths forward as supply chain issues are laid bare.