Interviews, presentations and video series with provocative economic thinkers, public figures and students.


Is Free Money the Future of the Safety Net?

Feb 6, 2019

Universal Basic Income is gaining in popularity, among socialists and libertarians alike. But when it comes to implementation, the devil is in the details.


The Limits of the “Rational Economic Man”

Nov 30, 2018

Greg Mankiw says there should be a market for kidneys, but not for paying drug addicts to get sterilized.


A Market for Votes?

Nov 16, 2018

Michael Sandel and Joe Stiglitz discuss why selling votes is bad for democracy, and how individual self-interest doesn’t always serve the public good


How Despair Fueled Trump

Sep 19, 2018

Trump’s surprise win areas looked like a drug overdose map


George Soros: 10 Years After the Crash

Sep 15, 2018

George Soros and Rob Johnson Discuss the Causes and Consequences of the 2008 Financial Crisis


When Meritocracy Breeds Greed

Jul 18, 2018

Journalist Steven Brill discusses how the U.S. lost sight of the common good


Why We Need a Federal Jobs Guarantee

Jul 11, 2018

13 million people looking for living wage work is not a “full employment” economy


Michael Sandel on INET's What Money Can't Buy Video Series

Apr 12, 2018

Ahead of the series launch, Harvard’s Michael Sandel discusses the moral limits of markets with Rob Johnson


How Unregulated Finance is Killing Democracy

Apr 11, 2018

The twin threats of right-wing populism and unencumbered financial capitalism pose a crisis for democracy across the world, argues Robert Kuttner in his new book, Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?


How Music Helped James Baldwin Make Sense of Inequality

Feb 21, 2018

Ed Pavlić discusses the role of music in communicating suffering and resistance in the African-American experience