Arthur Levitt, a former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and a member of the board of Bloomberg L.P., takes a closer look at the brightest minds in business and politics through one-on-one interviews.
We’re Raising the Standard of Conduct for Broker-Dealers
Chairman Jay Clayton began his career as a clerk for the Honorable Marvin Katz of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He then joined the Wall Street law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell where he advised market participants on capital raising and regulatory enforcement, until 2017, when he was nominated to chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Host: Arthur Levitt
We Continue to Underestimate Children
Eva Moskowitz was born in NYC and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. From 1999 to 2005 she served on the New York City council, chairing the education committee. And in 2006 she founded her first charter school, Harlem Success Academy. Today, the Success Academy network is the largest and best-performing public charter school network in New York City with 47 schools serving 17,000 students.
Host: Arthur Levitt
Nuking the Moon And other Intelligence Schemes Left On The Drawing Board
This is a Closer Look at Vince Houghton, intelligence historian, US Army Vet and curator of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Houghton Joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to talk about his new book, “Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence Schemes And Military Plots Left On The Drawing Board.” The book looks at covert projects and technology from WWII to through the Cold War that were seriously considered, but didn’t make the grade. Some were ultimately deemed too risky, expensive, dangerous, ahead of their time—or even certifiably insane.
Survival Became the Aspiration of My Generation
This is a Closer Look at St. Louis-based writer and journalist, Sarah Kendzior. She started her career at the New York Daily news, then she got her PhD in anthropology, studying authoritarian states in the former Soviet Union. Kendzior joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to talk about “The View from Flyover Country, Dispatches from the Forgotten America," a series of essays on the economic problems in the “Heartland,” that she collected into an e-book, but after the 2016 election,” it was noticed, published and became a NY Times Bestseller, which could be because she had predicted nearly all the developments of the 2016 election, Trump’s win and much of what has occurred since.
Host: Arthur Levitt
Producer: Madena Parwana
A New Infrastructure Layout for the Internet
This is a Closer Look at Founder, Chairman and CEO of Circle, Jeremy Allaire. He saw the possibilities of the Internet while still in school and he founded his first company with his brother called, Allaire, an early pioneer in the web platform market that he eventually took public. Then he created, Brightcove, an online video platform used by media organizations worldwide that he also took public in 2012. Jeremy Allaire, joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to talk about the company he founded Circle, a consumer Internet company whose stated mission is to make it possible for anyone, anywhere to help change the global economy.
Our Only Problem is That We Don’t Love Business Enough
This is a Closer Look at Tyler Cowen. He is the Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the Director of the Mercatus Center. Foreign Policy magazine recently named him as one of its "Top 100 Global Thinkers. He is also an author, whose last book, “The Great Stagnation,” was a New York Times best-seller. Tyler Cowen joins former SEC chairman Arthur Levitt to talk about his new book, “Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero.” He says our only problem is that we don’t love business enough.
Host: Arthur LevittProducer: Madena Parwana