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A Correction is an economics podcast that seeks to demystify the economy and make economics accessible.

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A Correction is an economics podcast that seeks to demystify the economy and make economics accessible.

    Elle Hardy on How Pentecostalism Became the Fastest Growing Religion on Earth

    Elle Hardy on How Pentecostalism Became the Fastest Growing Religion on Earth

    Elle Hardy is an Australian-born journalist usually based between the UK and US. She has reported extensively on stories from the United States and the former Soviet Union, among other places. Credits include The Times, GQ, The Guardian, The Outline, Monocle, Foreign Policy, Vice, ABC, and Lonely Planet. She has written a book called Beyond Belief: How Pentecostal Christianity is Taking Over the World for Hurst Publishers (2021).































































    DONATE TODAYA note from Lev:
    I am a high school teacher of history and economics at a public high school in NYC, and began the podcast to help demystify economics for teachers.  The podcast is now within the top 2.5% of podcasts worldwide in terms of listeners (per Listen Notes) and individual episodes are frequently listed by The Syllabus (the-syllabus.com) as among the 10 best political economy podcasts of a particular week.  The podcast is reaching thousands of listeners each month.  
    The podcast seeks to provide a substantive alternative to mainstream economics media; to communicate information and ideas that contribute to equitable and peaceful solutions to political and economic issues; and to improve the teaching of high school and university political economy.  
    I am looking to be able to raise money in order to improve the technical quality of the podcast and website and to further expand the audience through professionally designed social media outreach. I am also hoping to hire an editor. 
    Best,
    Lev

    Timothy Frye on Understanding Russia Through Data (and not Putinology)

    Timothy Frye on Understanding Russia Through Data (and not Putinology)

    Timothy Frye is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy at Columbia University. Professor Frye received a BA in Russian language and literature from Middlebury College, an MIA from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs, and a PhD in political science from Columbia. His research and teaching interests are in comparative politics and political economy with a focus on the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He is the author of Brokers and Bureaucrats: Building Markets in Russia, which won the 2001 Hewett Prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, and Building States and Markets after Communism: The Perils of Polarized Democracy, which won a Best Book Prize from the APSA Comparative Democratization section in 2010; and Property Rights and Property Wrongs: How Power, Institutions, and Norms Shape Economic Conflict in Russia, which was published in 2017. His most recent book is Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia.































































    DONATE TODAYA note from Lev:
    I am a high school teacher of history and economics at a public high school in NYC, and began the podcast to help demystify economics for teachers.  The podcast is now within the top 2.5% of podcasts worldwide in terms of listeners (per Listen Notes) and individual episodes are frequently listed by The Syllabus (the-syllabus.com) as among the 10 best political economy podcasts of a particular week.  The podcast is reaching thousands of listeners each month.  
    The podcast seeks to provide a substantive alternative to mainstream economics media; to communicate information and ideas that contribute to equitable and peaceful solutions to political and economic issues; and to improve the teaching of high school and university political economy.  
    I am looking to be able to raise money in order to improve the technical quality of the podcast and website and to further expand the audience through professionally designed social media outreach. I am also hoping to hire an editor. 
    Our goal is to raise $12,000 this year. If you can donate a few dollars each month it will help us reach that goal. And if you know of a family foundation that might be interested in donating to A Correction please be in touch. Thank you! (And a huge thank you to all of the people who have already supported the podcast!)
    Best,
    Lev

    Andrea Terzi on Central Banking and Inflation

    Andrea Terzi on Central Banking and Inflation

    Andrea Terzi is Professor of Economics at Franklin University Switzerland and Research Associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New York. He has taught at Rutgers University, the Institute for International Studies in Florence, the European College of Parma, and Catholic University. His research interests include central banking, monetary operations, macro-financial accounts, and the effects of monetary and fiscal policy on private savings and aggregate demand.
    He has authored numerous scholarly articles in the fields of macro-monetary economics. Terzi’s co-authored and co-edited 2007 book from Palgrave Macmillan (Euroland and the World Economy) offered an early diagnosis of Europe’s unsustainable path, and his commentary on the Euro crisis and the flaws of conventional monetary economics has been highlighted in the media.
    Terzi holds a degree with honors in political economy from Bocconi University and a Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University, was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, and serves on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies: Intervention and the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.































































    DONATE TODAYA note from Lev:
    I am a high school teacher of history and economics at a public high school in NYC, and began the podcast to help demystify economics for teachers.  The podcast is now within the top 2.5% of podcasts worldwide in terms of listeners (per Listen Notes) and individual episodes are frequently listed by The Syllabus (the-syllabus.com) as among the 10 best political economy podcasts of a particular week.  The podcast is reaching thousands of listeners each month.  
    The podcast seeks to provide a substantive alternative to mainstream economics media; to communicate information and ideas that contribute to equitable and peaceful solutions to political and economic issues; and to improve the teaching of high school and university political economy.  
    I am looking to be able to raise money in order to improve the technical quality of the podcast and website and to further expand the audience through professionally designed social media outreach. I am also hoping to hire an editor. 
    Our goal is to raise $12,000 this year. If you can donate a few dollars each month it will help us reach that goal. And if you know of a family foundation that might be interested in donating to A Correction please be in touch. Thank you! (And a huge thank you to all of the people who have already supported the podcast!)
    Best,
    Lev

    Paolo Tedesco on How Marx Understood the Middle Ages (and what he may have gotten wrong)

    Paolo Tedesco on How Marx Understood the Middle Ages (and what he may have gotten wrong)

    Paolo Tedesco teaches history at the University of Tübingen. His main research interests include the social and economic history of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, comparative agrarian history, the fate of the peasantry across different types of societies, and historical materialism.
















































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    DONATE TODAYA note from Lev:
    I am a high school teacher of history and economics at a public high school in NYC, and began the podcast to help demystify economics for teachers.  The podcast is now within the top 2.5% of podcasts worldwide in terms of listeners (per Listen Notes) and individual episodes are frequently listed by The Syllabus (the-syllabus.com) as among the 10 best political economy podcasts of a particular week.  The podcast is reaching thousands of listeners each month.  
    The podcast seeks to provide a substantive alternative to mainstream economics media; to communicate information and ideas that contribute to equitable and peaceful solutions to political and economic issues; and to improve the teaching of high school and university political economy.  
    I am looking to be able to raise money in order to improve the technical quality of the podcast and website and to further expand the audience through professionally designed social media outreach. I am also hoping to hire an editor. 
    Our goal is to raise $12,000 this year. If you can donate a few dollars each month it will help us reach that goal. And if you know of a family foundation that might be interested in donating to A Correction please be in touch. Thank you! (And a huge thank you to all of the people who have already supported the podcast!)
    Best,
    Lev

    Fiori S. Berhane on the End of Asylum

    Fiori S. Berhane on the End of Asylum

    Fiori Berhane is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at USC. Fiori Berhane broadly researches the ways in which African refugees challenge discursive and legal-juridical frameworks that undergird the Central Mediterranean crossing. In particular, she studies the ways in which Eritrean refugee activists engage with colonial, post-colonial and neo-colonial policies and embedded histories in Italy within efforts to redress multi-modal violence-- that which takes place in their country of origin, transit and settlement.

























































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    DONATE TODAYA note from Lev:
    I am a high school teacher of history and economics at a public high school in NYC, and began the podcast to help demystify economics for teachers.  The podcast is now within the top 2.5% of podcasts worldwide in terms of listeners (per Listen Notes) and individual episodes are frequently listed by The Syllabus (the-syllabus.com) as among the 10 best political economy podcasts of a particular week.  The podcast is reaching thousands of listeners each month.  
    The podcast seeks to provide a substantive alternative to mainstream economics media; to communicate information and ideas that contribute to equitable and peaceful solutions to political and economic issues; and to improve the teaching of high school and university political economy.  
    I am looking to be able to raise money in order to improve the technical quality of the podcast and website and to further expand the audience through professionally designed social media outreach. I am also hoping to hire an editor. 
    Our goal is to raise $12,000 this year. If you can donate a few dollars each month it will help us reach that goal. And if you know of a family foundation that might be interested in donating to A Correction please be in touch. Thank you! (And a huge thank you to all of the people who have already supported the podcast!)
    Best,
    Lev

    Alex Ruch on why Democrats and Republicans Buy Different Brands of Jeans (or the Spread of Polarization and Lifestyle Politics)

    Alex Ruch on why Democrats and Republicans Buy Different Brands of Jeans (or the Spread of Polarization and Lifestyle Politics)

    Alex Ruch is a Machine Learning Engineer II at Spotify. Previously, he worked as a ML Research Engineer at Graphika, Inc. (featured on Built In!) and was a Sage Fellow PhD at Cornell University in the Departments of Sociology and Information Science. He earned my PhD from Cornell University in 2021. This interview is based on an article Alex Ruch co-authored called: "Millions of Co-purchases and Reviews Reveal the Spread of Polarization and Lifestyle Politics across Online Markets." ArXiv. It was featured in The New York Times and on National Public Radio.































































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Interview with Dr. Ahilan Kathirgamar on microcredit in Sri Lanka

This is an excellent evidence based and honest interview where Ahilan has not only convincingly explained that this individualised strategy of livelihood generation through micro credits has failed miserably but more importantly he has charted an alternative collective strategy to generate sustainable livelihood to families devastated by war in Sri Lanka. He pointed out that the neoliberal policies followed from the late seventies onwards has created economic inequalities and poverty unheard of before.

Only economic democracy and socialised production as opposed to individualised efforts can bring about sustainable and meaningful economic prosperity, justice and equality. I am convinced of his critique as well as his alternative strategy.

Interviews like this are useful to create economic awareness by dispelling myths propagated by neoliberal pandits.

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cityeyrie ,

Can’t recommend this enough!

Love this podcast - the range of interviewees and subjects is vast, and there’s no grandstanding, theoretical, political or otherwise, by the presenter. Good length as well.

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