Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson
A Society Designed to Incentivize Criminal Behavior at the Highest Level

A Society Designed to Incentivize Criminal Behavior at the Highest Level

June 14, 2021

Matt Stoller, Director of Research at the American Economic Liberties Project and author of Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy, talks about the many ways in which the US economic system has become rigged to favor the richest.

Rana Foroohar: New Ground Rules for Digital Markets

Rana Foroohar: New Ground Rules for Digital Markets

June 10, 2021

FT columnist and associate editor Rana Foroohar discusses how the disruptions and excessive complexity of digital markets are benefitting the powerful and why we need clear new values and ground rules for these markets as we enter the post-pandemic landscape.

The Power of Desire in Everyday Life: Wanting and Social Change

The Power of Desire in Everyday Life: Wanting and Social Change

June 7, 2021

Luke Burgis, the author of the just-released book "Wanting," talks about his book, how we come to desire what we desire, and how we can transform desire so as to make the world a better place.

Tim Jackson: Life After Capitalism

Tim Jackson: Life After Capitalism

June 3, 2021

Rob Johnson talks with Tim Jackson about his new book, "Post Growth: Life after Capitalism," and how we might break free of the cycle of restrictive thinking which has plagued economics, and the world.

Arjun Jayadev and Achal Prabhala: Are Intellectual Property Rights Exacerbating the Pandemic in India?

Arjun Jayadev and Achal Prabhala: Are Intellectual Property Rights Exacerbating the Pandemic in India?

June 1, 2021

Arjun Jayadev, economics professor at Azim Premji University in Bangalore, India, and Achal Prabhala, coordinator of the AccessIBSA project, discusses the urgency of waiving intellectual property protections for vaccines, particularly in light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic in India and other developing countries.

Tito Boeri: The Return of the State

Tito Boeri: The Return of the State

May 27, 2021

Tito Boeri, professor of economics at Bocconi University, Milan, and Scientific Director of the Trento Economics Festival (June 3-6), talks about the meaning behind this year's festival topic, The Return of the State. INET is organizing several panels at the festival this year featuring Mark Carney, Joe Stiglitz, Mike Spence, and Jayati Ghosh. 

INET at the Trento Economics Festival

 

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Destin Jenkins: The Bonds of Inequality

Destin Jenkins: The Bonds of Inequality

May 24, 2021

Destin Jenkins, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago, discusses his book on municipal debt and its role in fostering racial capitalism in American cities.

Gillian Tett: Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life

Gillian Tett: Anthro-Vision: A New Way to See in Business and Life

May 20, 2021

Financial Times columnist and US editorial board chair Gillian Tett talks about her new book, Anthro-Vision, which makes the case for how anthropological intelligence can help us make better sense of the contemporary world.

Elizabeth Kolbert: How to Control the Control of Nature?

Elizabeth Kolbert: How to Control the Control of Nature?

May 17, 2021

Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for The New Yorker, discusses her latest book, Under a White Sky, which explores how technological solutions don't always lead where we think they will, especially in the face of the climate crisis.

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Chen Long: The Privacy Paradox

Chen Long: The Privacy Paradox

May 13, 2021

Can big data strengthen global inclusivity and trust? Information exchange has historically been the most powerful tool at humanity's disposal, so what makes data different? Dr. Long Chen (Luohan Academy) discusses his latest report "Understanding Big Data: Data Calculus In The Digital Era" which is available for download at https://www.luohanacademy.com/researc...

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