Podcast: Economics & Beyond
Camilla Toulmin, former director and associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development, talks to Rob about the role of civil society and education in 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
Ed Pavlic: The Social Challenge of Physical Distancing
Cornel West: Sing A Song of Love and Faith in a Pandemic
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
Harvard Kennedy School economist Dani Rodrik talks to Rob about the importance of putting debt payments by developing countries on hold in the face of the pandemic. They also discuss the state of globalization and the US-China relationship.
Rob talks to Nobel laureate economist George Akerlof about economics’ bias against the “soft” social scientific perspectives of anthropology, sociology, and psychology in favor of “hard” economic models that attempt to replicate iron-clad scientific laws. They also discuss how to reform the economics profession and the needs of a new generation of economists.
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: Buddhist Wisdom to Meet the Challenge of the Pandemic