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Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson
62 minutes | 2 days ago
The Pandemic Has Masked as Much as it Unmasked
Canadian investment manager and Levy Institute fellow Marshall Auerback surveys the current political and economic landscape, from the pandemic bailouts to climate change and the changing role of politicians
60 minutes | 4 days ago
The Long-Overdue Revolution in Economic Thinking
University of Texas economist James K. Galbraith engages in a wide-ranging discussion of the many ways in which conventional economics has failed us, ranging from how to manage the post-pandemic economy, the role of finance, to the problems of inequality and climate change.
65 minutes | 8 days ago
The Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal
UMass Amherst professor and PERI Co-Director Robert Pollin discusses his latest book that he co-authored with Noam Chomsky, about the Global Green New Deal and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in addressing the climate crisis
63 minutes | 11 days ago
Changing the Conversation on the Climate Emergency
David Fenton, the founder of the progressive PR firm Fenton Communications, takes a close look at what needs to be done to improve how we talk about the climate emergency so that everyone listens and acts accordingly
61 minutes | 15 days ago
Can Biden Successfully Govern?
American Prospect editor Robert Kuttner talks about how the faith in Democracy and in the state have suffered tremendously over the past two decades, how it can be restored, and what impact this loss of faith will have on the Biden presidency
56 minutes | 17 days ago
Linear Relationship Between Money and Election Outcomes Continued in 2020
INET's Research Director Thomas Ferguson discusses the latest analysis he and his colleagues have conducted of campaign spending in the 2020 election cycle. The result dispels the myth that money has lost significance and that Republicans were at a significant disadvantage.
57 minutes | 22 days ago
There is no Alternative Beyond Cooperation or Extinction
Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong, talks about the love-hate relationship between the US and China and how both sides must learn to cooperate to address the world's most pressing problems
62 minutes | 25 days ago
What the West Can and Cannot Learn from China
Rodney Jones, a long-time Asia analyst, colleague of Rob Johnson's, and currently Principal of Wigram Capital Advisors in New Zealand, discusses how China and other Pacific Rim countries succeeded in containing the Covid-19 pandemic and what this means for the West's rivalry with China
72 minutes | a month ago
Robert Akerlof: How the Study of Meaning-Making Will Enrich Economic Analysis
Robert Akerlof, economics professor at the University of Warwick, discusses his research into issues of self-esteem and values and how such a focus can greatly improve efforts to make sense of economic activity.
65 minutes | a month ago
Robert Borosage: There Is No Going Back to Normalcy
The co-founder of the Campaign for America’s Future, Robert Borosage, discusses the many potential pitfalls the Biden administration must deal with, from a new cold war with China, to the persistence of market fundamentalism.
44 minutes | a month ago
Dina Srinivasan: Tech Monopolies Need to Be Broken Up
Digital technology researcher and lawyer Dina Srinivasan discusses the ways in which digital tech companies such as Facebook and Google take advantage of their monopoly positions to the detriment of competition and of the public.
64 minutes | a month ago
john powell: The Pandemic is a Missed Opportunity to Address Racial Disparities
INET board member and Othering & Belonging Institute Director john a. powell discusses the ways in which the pandemic intersects with racial inequality and how government policy could address both problems at the same time.
55 minutes | a month ago
What Can Sanders Do as Budget Chair? – Rob Johnson and Paul Jay
As Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Bernie Sanders can force votes on Medicare for All and cuts to the military budget. He will face opposition from the GOP and within the Democratic Party. Rob Johnson was a Senior Economist for the Budget Committee and Chief Economist for the Senate Banking Committee. He joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news podcast.
69 minutes | a month ago
Chris Hedges: How Republicans, Democrats, and the Media Have Weakened US Democracy
Renown journalist and author Chris Hedges talks about the many ways traditional media, digital media, and the two political parties have worked to prevent progressive movements and give rise to the growth of the extreme right
66 minutes | 2 months ago
Saikat Chakrabarti: Biden's Many Options for Creating Real Change
New Consensus president Saikat Chakrabarti talks about what Biden can do, even without Congress, to make a real difference in the lives of ordinary Americans
65 minutes | 2 months ago
William Janeway: Government's Role in R&D and in Addressing Climate Change
Cambridge University professor and INET co-founder William Janeway discusses the crucial role that government has always played in generating technological innovation, how this role has been diminished in recent years, and the problems this lack of attention will cause for the US in the near future
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Alan Light: Looking Back and Looking Ahead in the World of Music
Alan Light, veteran music journalist and host of “In The Light” on SiriusXM, discusses how the pandemic affected the world of music, what we gained and what we lost, and what we might look forward to for 2021
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Trita Parsi: How US Foreign Policy Makes Everyone, Including the US, Less Safe
Quincy Institute Vice President Trita Parsi talks about the incredible amount of destruction that US foreign policy has wrought in Iran and in many other places, and how it has actually made the US less safe and less able to address the challenges ahead
56 minutes | 2 months ago
Michael Hirsh: Multinationals Exploited the Community of Nations and Both Parties Enabled Them
Foreign Policy editor Michael Hirsh talks about how both Republicans and democrats allowed multinational corporations to exploit international trade while allowing local communities to be devastated, which brought about Trump
44 minutes | 2 months ago
Jayati Ghosh: Developed World Monopolizes COVID Vaccine at its Own Peril
UMass Economics Professor Jayati Ghosh points out how pharmaceutical companies not only received massive subsidies for developing a vaccine, but are now trying to hold on to patent monopolies, which will only prolong the pandemic for everyone.
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