Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson
Protecting People Against COVID-19 Protects the Economy

Protecting People Against COVID-19 Protects the Economy

November 30, 2020
Phillip Alvelda, Thomas Ferguson, and John C. Mallery discuss their latest research into how the pandemic is related to the economy and how protecting against the virus also protects societies from economic disaster.
 
Read their article: https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/to-save-the-economy-save-people-first
Jacqueline Novogratz: Why We Need a Moral Revolution

Jacqueline Novogratz: Why We Need a Moral Revolution

November 23, 2020
Social entrepreneur Jacqueline Novogratz discusses her book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution and the crisis facing a pandemic-riddled world.
Richard Kozul-Wright and Orsola Costantini Discusses UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2020

Richard Kozul-Wright and Orsola Costantini Discusses UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2020

November 20, 2020

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s Richard Kozul-Wright and Orsola Costantini say we can continue misguided policy choices or collectively chart a new path that leads from recovery to a more resilient, more equal and more environmentally sustainable world.

Sarah Chayes: How Corrupt Elites Extract Wealth From Ordinary Americans

Sarah Chayes: How Corrupt Elites Extract Wealth From Ordinary Americans

November 17, 2020
National security expert Sarah Chayes discusses her new book, On Corruption in America: and What Is at Stake. Chayes explores how corruption in U.S. state and society furthers and deepens inequality.
Abigail Disney: We Need to Tell a Better Story of What America Could Be

Abigail Disney: We Need to Tell a Better Story of What America Could Be

November 12, 2020
Abigail Disney, filmmaker, founder of Peace, So Loud, and podcast host of All Ears, discusses how changes among the country's elite, towards the "Greed is Good" ethic and a blind faith in markets have made inequality more extreme than ever and why we need a new discourse, even among progressives, that recognizes and respects the contributions of society's poorest.
Joel Bakan: How “Good” Corporations Mislead Us

Joel Bakan: How “Good” Corporations Mislead Us

November 10, 2020
Filmmaker and law professor Joel Bakan talks about his book and film, The New Corporation, where he dissects how corporations have tricked the public into believing that corporations can regulate themselves better than government can.
David Sirota: Progressives Failed to Channel the Anger; Trump Did

David Sirota: Progressives Failed to Channel the Anger; Trump Did

November 4, 2020
Jacobin Magazine Editor-at-Large David Sirota discusses how Trump is a concentrated expression of the Republican Party. If Democrats hope to beat Republicans, they cannot afford to believe that a vote for them is a vote to return to the pre-Trump era.
 
Young Scholars Initiative: What Are the Most Important Economic Questions?

Young Scholars Initiative: What Are the Most Important Economic Questions?

November 2, 2020
INET's Young Scholar's Initiative (YSI) is holding its third plenary conference this November, this time all online. However, unlike most online conferences, the 2020 YSI Plenary is a true workshop for young scholars to get to know each other and to identify the most important economic questions for the near future. Rob Johnson discusses the project with YSI's coordinators Jay Pocklington, Heske van Doornen, and Thomas Vass.
Pavlina Tcherneva: The Many Benefits of a Jobs Guarantee

Pavlina Tcherneva: The Many Benefits of a Jobs Guarantee

October 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

Eugene McCarraher: The Religion of Capitalism

October 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.

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