Podcast: Economics & Beyond


The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal

Feb 25, 2021

UMass Amherst professor and PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin discusses his latest book that he co-authored with Noam Chomsky, about the Global Green New Deal and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in addressing the climate crisis


john powell: The Pandemic is a Missed Opportunity to Address Racial Disparities

Jan 25, 2021

INET board member and Othering & Belonging Institute Director john a. powell discusses the ways in which the pandemic intersects with racial inequality and how government policy could address both problems at the same time.


What Can Sanders Do as Budget Chair?

Jan 20, 2021

As Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Bernie Sanders can force votes on Medicare for All and cuts to the military budget. He will face opposition from the GOP and within the Democratic Party. Rob Johnson was a Senior Economist for the Budget Committee and Chief Economist for the Senate Banking Committee. He joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.


Challenging the Conventional Development Wisdom of Both the Left and the Right

Dec 10, 2020

Christopher Cramer and John Sender, authors of the book, African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, and Policy, discuss their book (co-written with Arkebe Oqubay) and how economic policy needs to be rooted in flexibly responding to changing circumstances and consequences, instead of dogma. Link to a PDF version of the book: http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/academic/pdf/openaccess/9780198832331.pdf


How Local Projects Can Change People's Notion of What Is Possible

Dec 7, 2020

Hilary Doe, the founder and president of the Michigan-based organization Scout, talks about the ways in which successful local projects can have profound effects on people’s consciousness about what is politically possible


Pavlina Tcherneva: The Many Benefits of a Jobs Guarantee

Oct 29, 2020

Pavlina Tcherneva, Associate Professor of Economics at Bard College, discusses her new book, The Case for a Jobs Guarantee, outlining why society would benefit tremendously from such a program.


Eugene McCarraher: The Religion of Capitalism

Oct 26, 2020

Eugene McCarraher, Associate Professor of Humanities at Villanova University and author of the book, The Enchantment of Mammon, talks about his book and how society has not really become more secular because it shifted its focus from the worship of God to the worship of markets.


Chen Long: Information Technology for a More Inclusive Development Strategy

Chen Long: Information Technology for a More Inclusive Development Strategy

Oct 7, 2020


Stephanie Blankenburg

Stephanie Blankenburg: $1 Trillion Debt Relief Needed for Developing World

Oct 5, 2020


Steve Clemons

Steve Clemons: Both Democrats and Republicans Sold Out Ordinary Americans

Oct 1, 2020


Dean Baker

Dean Baker: China and the Problem with Patent Monopolies

Sep 28, 2020


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

Sep 21, 2020

INET’s Strategy Consultant Doug Carmichael talks about how many of our institutions, such as the economics profession, our political system, and our education system, are inadequate for dealing with the multiple crises we face.


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

Robert Borosage: Trump Voters Believe He May Be A Jerk, But He's Their Jerk

Aug 24, 2020


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