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Rob Johnson is not your average economist, and this is not your average economics podcast. Every week, Rob talks about economic and social issues with a guest who probably wasn’t on your Econ 101 reading list, from musicians to activists to rebel economists. A podcast of The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Economics & Beyond with Rob Johnson Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

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Rob Johnson is not your average economist, and this is not your average economics podcast. Every week, Rob talks about economic and social issues with a guest who probably wasn’t on your Econ 101 reading list, from musicians to activists to rebel economists. A podcast of The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

    Joe Boyd: Music in a Time of Social Change

    Joe Boyd: Music in a Time of Social Change

    Rob Johnson talks to music producer Joe Boyd about the musical inflection point of the 1960’s, and how social change affects art and artists.

    • 1 Std. 3 Min.
    Cathy O’Neil: Will Colleges Reopen?

    Cathy O’Neil: Will Colleges Reopen?

    Cathy O’Neil, founder of O'Neil Risk Consulting and Algorithmic Audit and author of the book Weapons of Math Destruction, talks to Rob Johnson about the crisis facing universities in the pandemic.

    • 58 Min.
    Alex Gibney: The Great Crimes of Our Society

    Alex Gibney: The Great Crimes of Our Society

    Alex Gibney, documentarian and director of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, talks to Rob Johnson about the crimes perpetuated by American government and society today, including systemic racism, police brutality, and neglect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • 1 Std. 11 Min.
    Elaine Brown Pt. 2: Music and Activism in the Struggle for Racial Justice

    Elaine Brown Pt. 2: Music and Activism in the Struggle for Racial Justice

    In the second of a two-part interview, Rob Johnson talks to author, activist, and former Black Panther Party chairwoman Elaine Brown about her music, her housing work and entrepreneurship in Oakland, CA, and the political moment.

    • 1 Std. 9 Min.
    Elaine Brown Pt. 1: The 400-year Struggle for Racial Justice in the US

    Elaine Brown Pt. 1: The 400-year Struggle for Racial Justice in the US

    In the first of a two-part interview, Rob Johnson talks to author, activist, and former Black Panther Party chairwoman Elaine Brown about the killing of George Floyd and the protests sweeping the U.S. in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

    • 42 Min.
    Brian Barnier: The Future of the Central Bank

    Brian Barnier: The Future of the Central Bank

    Brian Barnier, Director of Analytics at ValueBridge Advisors, talks to Rob Johnson about how the pandemic could change the mission of central banks.

    • 52 Min.

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