Modern macroeconomics and finance have both turned their backs on the study of money and banking but, after 2008, we need new economic thinking about money and banking more than ever. We must rediscover, rework and develop the study of banking and central banking, bringing both into the globalization age.
Milwaukee-born short-seller Jim Chanos, founder and managing partner of New York-based Kynikos Associates, teaches University of Wisconsin and Yale business students about corporate fraud. During his life and career, he has witnessed seismic shifts in economic thinking and the relationship between labor and capital. Chanos shares his thoughts on the world emerging from the election of Donald Trump and the tumultuous political events of 2016. Read more
The financial system no longer funds new ideas and projects — only about 15 percent of the money coming out of financial institutions goes into business investment; the rest is spent buying and selling existing financial instruments. Watch the video