Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson
Sam de Muijnck and Joris Tieleman: A New Vision for Economics Education

Sam de Muijnck and Joris Tieleman: A New Vision for Economics Education

September 21, 2021

The education of the next generation of economists too often ignores the real crisis we face today: climate change, inequality, and financial instability. Sam de Muijnck and Joris Tieleman seek to address this problem in their book, Economy Studies, which outlines a practical road map for effectively connecting pluralism of core academic material to real world events, values, and the great questions of our time.

Adam Tooze: Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World‘s Economy

Adam Tooze: Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World‘s Economy

September 13, 2021

Adam Tooze, director of Columbia University's European Institute, discusses his new book with Rob Johnson.

Maude Barlow: Water, The New Gold

Maude Barlow: Water, The New Gold

September 7, 2021

The COVID pandemic highlighted the deepening water crisis. "Do we understand that over half the population of the world doesn't have a place to wash their hands with soap and warm water?" says water warrior Maude Barlow.

Gisele Huff and john a. powell: On Developing a Vision for a Better Society

Gisele Huff and john a. powell: On Developing a Vision for a Better Society

August 30, 2021

Gisele Huff, education policy specialist and president of the Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity, along with john a. powell, director of UC Berkeley's Othering & Belonging Institute, talk about the motivations and process behind the soon-to-be-released report, "Convening on Automation, Opportunity, and Belonging: Vision and Foundations for a Better Society."

Stanislav Shmelev: The Economics of Ecological Sustainability

Stanislav Shmelev: The Economics of Ecological Sustainability

August 16, 2021

Stanislav Shmelev, the director of Environment Europe Foundation in Oxford, discusses the many dimensions we need to consider when preparing our cities, businesses, and economies to the demands of ecological sustainability.

Geoff Mann: Transforming and Democratizing Institutions to Address Climate Change

Geoff Mann: Transforming and Democratizing Institutions to Address Climate Change

August 9, 2021

Geoff Mann, professor of geography at Simon Fraser University and co-author of the book, Climate Leviathan, discusses the authoritarian dangers ahead, as the world tried to cope with climate change, and how all institutions, including central banking, need to evolve so they address the problem adequately.

Wallach and Ghosh: The Obscene Obstacles to Global Vaccine Distribution

Wallach and Ghosh: The Obscene Obstacles to Global Vaccine Distribution

August 2, 2021

Lori Wallach, of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, and Jayati Ghosh, economics professor at UMass Amherst, discuss how first world countries are protecting pharma companies' exorbitant profits, at the expense of vaccinating people living in the Global South and thereby also endangering everyone in the world.

Ervin Laszlo: We Are in the Midst of a Global Transformation (pt. 2 of 2)

Ervin Laszlo: We Are in the Midst of a Global Transformation (pt. 2 of 2)

July 29, 2021

Prolific author and philosopher Ervin Laszlo discusses his most recent books, in which he outlines how the latest discoveries in science converge with spiritual insights and point to the ways in which society might evolve in ways that will help overcome contemporary crises.

Ervin Laszlo: We Are in the Midst of a Global Transformation (pt. 1 of 2)

Ervin Laszlo: We Are in the Midst of a Global Transformation (pt. 1 of 2)

July 26, 2021

Prolific author and philosopher Ervin Laszlo discusses his most recent books, in which he outlines how the latest discoveries in science converge with spiritual insights and point to the ways in which society might evolve in ways that will help overcome contemporary crises.

Andre Perry: We Need a Reparative Culture

Andre Perry: We Need a Reparative Culture

July 22, 2021

Andre Perry, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of the book, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Properties in America's Black Cities, discusses the on-going problem of how real estate dynamics continue to maintain racial injustice in cities across United States, and how we need a "reparative culture" to address the problem

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