Podcast: Economics & Beyond

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Creating a Digital Circular Economy for Net Zero

May 19, 2022

Luohan Academy’s Director Chen Long discusses the academy’s latest report, on the benefits of creating a “digital circular economy,” which would go a long way towards reaching net zero carbon emissions and addressing the climate crisis. Report link: https://www.luohanacademy.com/insights/bc89734b94adf00c

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How We Are Going to Live Together Is Up for Grabs

Mar 17, 2022

Anand Giridharadas, writer and author of the book, Winners Take All, discusses the multiple crises we are currently facing, how they could provide an impetus for real change, and how US and global elites are failing to live up to the challenge.

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The US Doesn't Pursue Foreign Policy, Only Security Policy

Mar 10, 2022

Patrick Lawrence, writer and executive editor of The Scrum, analyzes the roots of US foreign policy failures, how these are reflected in the current confrontation with Russia, which can be found the US establishment’s weddedness to power and to an unwillingness to see the other’s perspective.

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The Antidote to the Wall is the Bridge

Jan 6, 2022

Professor Glenn Hubbard, professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School, talks about his just-released book, The Wall and the Bridge: Fear and Opportunity in Disruption’s Wake, and how society and policymakers can help those who are left behind in the wake of today’s competitive world.

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The Pandemic's Opportunities and Challenges for Racial Justice

Dec 16, 2021

Prosperity Now CEO Gary Cunningham talks to Rob, in a wide-ranging discussion, about the many ways in which the pandemic has affected racial justice and injustice and how we might overcome the divisions and polarizations that we currently confront.

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How Do We Create the Financial Conditions for a Green New Deal?

Oct 14, 2021

Political economist, author, and public speaker Ann Pettifor talks about her latest book, The Case for a Green New Deal, which not only lays out the urgency for such a deal, but also proposes a roadmap for both national and global financial reform to make it possible.

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Milton Friedman's Collusion with Segregationists

Oct 7, 2021

Nancy MacLean, history professor at Duke University, talks about the ways in which neoliberal economic icon Milton Friedman collaborated with segregationists and with right-wing billionaires in the pursuit of his goal of privatizing public education.

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We Need a Resilient Society

Sep 30, 2021

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A New Vision for Economics Education

Sep 21, 2021

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Water: The New Gold

Sep 7, 2021

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We Are in the Midst of a Global Transformation (pt. 2 of 2)

Jul 29, 2021

Prolific author and philosopher Ervin Laszlo discusses his most recent books, in which he outlines how the latest discoveries in science converge with spiritual insights and point to the ways in which society might evolve in ways that will help overcome contemporary crises.

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We Are in the Midst of a Global Transformation (pt. 1 of 2)

Jul 26, 2021

Prolific author and philosopher Ervin Laszlo discusses his most recent books, in which he outlines how the latest discoveries in science converge with spiritual insights and point to the ways in which society might evolve in ways that will help overcome contemporary crises.

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We Need a Reparative Culture

Jul 22, 2021

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America vs. Everyone

Jul 15, 2021

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How China Escaped Shock Therapy

Jul 12, 2021

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Revealing the Hidden Forces Behind Investment Decisions

Jun 28, 2021

Jim Nadler, CEO of the Kroll Bond Rating Agency, discusses the profound influence that bond ratings have on shaping social and economic outcomes, how they can contribute to environmental and social responsibility, and why a new approach to bond ratings is urgently necessary.