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
November 23, 2020
Social entrepreneur Jacqueline Novogratz discusses her book Manifesto for a Moral Revolution and the crisis facing a pandemic-riddled world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.