Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson
COP26: The Paralysis from Above

COP26: The Paralysis from Above

January 13, 2022

In a replay of INET Live's webinar, following the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow last December, Richard Kozul-Wright of UNCTAD, Patrick Bond of the University of Johannesburg, and author Maude Barlow discuss the disproportionate impact climate change has on the developing world and the ways to best address it.

Glenn Hubbard: The Antidote to the Wall is the Bridge

Glenn Hubbard: The Antidote to the Wall is the Bridge

January 6, 2022

Professor Glenn Hubbard, professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School, talks about his just-released book, The Wall and the Bridge: Fear and Opportunity in Disruption’s Wake, and how society and policymakers can help those who are left behind in the wake of today's competitive world.

The Pandemic‘s Opportunities and Challenges for Racial Justice

The Pandemic‘s Opportunities and Challenges for Racial Justice

December 16, 2021

Prosperity Now CEO Gary Cunningham talks to Rob, in a wide-ranging discussion, about the many ways in which the pandemic has affected racial justice and injustice and how we might overcome the divisions and polarizations that we currently confront.

Thomas Ferguson: Making Sense of the 2020 Presidential Election

Thomas Ferguson: Making Sense of the 2020 Presidential Election

December 9, 2021

INET's Research Director Thomas Ferguson talks about the research he and his collaborators Paul Jorgensen and Jie Chen conducted of the 2020 election and some of overlooked factors that were at play in that election.

Yuen Yuen Ang: China & U.S. - A Clash of Two Gilded Ages

Yuen Yuen Ang: China & U.S. - A Clash of Two Gilded Ages

December 2, 2021

Yuen Yuen Ang, political science professor at the University of Michigan and author of the book, China's Gilded Age, argues that the US and China have more in common than we usually think and that it makes more sense to see the conflict as a clash of two gilded ages instead of a clash of civilizations.

Tom Nichols: Our Own Worst Enemy

Tom Nichols: Our Own Worst Enemy

November 24, 2021
Tom Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs, US Naval War College, columnist for USA Today, and contributing writer at The Atlantic, discusses his new book, Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy, and how a decline in civic virtue has generated a dangerous illiberalism.
Dan Breznitz: Innovation in the Service of Society

Dan Breznitz: Innovation in the Service of Society

November 18, 2021

Dan Breznitz, author of the book Innovation in Real Places, Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World, and professor of public policy at the University of Toronto, talks about how innovation ought to be guided if it is to be successful in addressing our most pressing problems.

Bill Janeway: What Is the Janeway Institute?

Bill Janeway: What Is the Janeway Institute?

November 10, 2021

"I was considering what I was going to do, [and] what I decided I could not do, was stay within the confines of mainstream academic economics." Rob Johnson talks with INET Co-Founder Bill Janeway about his exciting new project at Cambridge University.

Patrick Bond: The Urgent Need for Climate Reparations

Patrick Bond: The Urgent Need for Climate Reparations

November 8, 2021

Patrick Bond, sociology professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, discusses the urgent need for climate reparations for Africa, in light of the COP26 climate summit, and why market solutions will not work to address the problems Africa is currently facing. Part 2 of 2.

Patrick Bond pt 1: Naïve Market Solutions for Climate Change Will Intensify the Looting of Africa

Patrick Bond pt 1: Naïve Market Solutions for Climate Change Will Intensify the Looting of Africa

November 4, 2021

Patrick Bond, sociology professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, discusses the urgent need for climate reparations for Africa, in light of the COP26 climate summit, and why market solutions will not work to address the problems Africa is currently facing. Part 1 of 2.

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