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


Measuring Economic Democracy

Oct 9, 2019

GDP doesn’t tell the whole story—Robert McMaster explains the Economic Democracy Index


In Defense of Economic Theory

Oct 2, 2019


How & How NOT to Do Economics

Sep 11, 2019


Is History Important?

Sep 4, 2019


Are We Ready to Give Up Autonomy to AI?

Jul 24, 2019

Artificial intelligence promises to make our lives easier. But is the cost losing some of our humanity?


Puerto Rico’s Crisis Began Before Hurricane Maria

Jul 17, 2019

Economist Marie Mora discusses the deep economic crisis that has afflicted Puerto Rico for years


Does the Gig Economy Expose Workers to Sexual Harassment?

May 8, 2019

When workers are classified as independent contractors instead of employees, they fall into a hole not covered by many labor protections


Lance Taylor on Growth, Distribution, and the Future of Capitalism

May 1, 2019

Lance Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research, delivers the annual Heilbroner Memorial Lecture on the Future of Capitalism.


Financial Regulation Shouldn’t Be Hard—Here’s What We Need to Make It Work

Feb 20, 2019

We can land planes safely at crowded airports, yet we can’t manage to make our financial system safe. Why?


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.


To Be a Good Citizen, You Need Not Be Rich

Nov 23, 2018

LSE Director Minouche Shafik says that for democracy to work, we must keep the market out of certain domains


A Market for Votes?

Nov 16, 2018


Money Matters

Nov 7, 2018


The Rise of Fake News

Nov 2, 2018


How Economics Became a Cult

Sep 26, 2018

Steve Keen: “What an education in economics does is make you into a zealot