100 episodes

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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    • 4.5 • 48 Ratings

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).

    Albert Wenger: The World After Capital

    Albert Wenger: The World After Capital

    We are in the midst of another global transformation, but this time we might have the tools to get it right.

    • 36 min
    Frank McCourt: Trading Fear for Hope

    Frank McCourt: Trading Fear for Hope

    Frank McCourt discusses his work to reinspire hope in the American experiment, and to build the framework necessary for that better tomorrow.

    • 23 min
    Alan Murray: The Search for the Soul of Business

    Alan Murray: The Search for the Soul of Business

    Corporate responsibility needs to evolve if businesses are going to rebuild trust and provide real value for society.

    • 29 min
    Thomas Piketty: Quality of Life for Billions of People is at Stake

    Thomas Piketty: Quality of Life for Billions of People is at Stake

    World-renowned economist and inequality researcher Thomas Piketty in conversation with Rob Johnson, about Piketty’s just-released book, A Brief History of Equality.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Gary Gerstle: The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order

    Gary Gerstle: The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order

    Cambridge University's American History professor Gary Gerstle discusses his most recent book, about how the neoliberal order came about, why it is faltering, and the indeterminacy of what comes next.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Jeffrey Sachs: Peace is the Result of Diplomacy, Never of War

    Jeffrey Sachs: Peace is the Result of Diplomacy, Never of War

    Columbia University's renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs talks about the lessons he has learned from consulting with governments around the world, about how global problems, such as the war in Ukraine, will only be solved via efforts to understand the other side, never through force.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

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March 29th, this is the second time I’ve listened to this, because the first time was last week when I was being evicted. I could not give it the time it deserved. This podcast is my life. Thank you for all your compassionate, thoughtful information. Your a life raft in my rapidly declining life❣️

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Every interview is eye-opening

I get a surprise every time I listen to an interview. Such deep and daring thinkers and Rob Johnson is a great host, making wonderful connections from economics to humanity, to art and music.

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Change your Intro. Music

Great content, but please please change your intro music. It’s so corny and out of place. Get some low-key instrumental synth wave as intro music. Take a nod from NPR.

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