64 episodes

A podcast about inequality. We reimagine our economy one conversation at a time with activists, thinkers and politicians across the world. Brought to you by Simon, Max, Nabil and Nafkote.
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EQUALS: Reimagining Our Economy The Inequality Podcast

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

A podcast about inequality. We reimagine our economy one conversation at a time with activists, thinkers and politicians across the world. Brought to you by Simon, Max, Nabil and Nafkote.
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Decolonizing to decarbonize - with Fadhel Kaboub.

    Decolonizing to decarbonize - with Fadhel Kaboub.

    Imagine someone owing you money, but instead of paying you, they offer you a loan with conditions on how to use it. That is the how climate financing looks like according to Fadhel Kaboub.
    Fadhel, hosted by Max and Nafkote, breaks down bit by bit, the situation in climate financing and why it is impossible to have just transition within the structures of colonialism and extractivism.
    Fadhel is an associate professor of economics at Denison University (on leave), and the president of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity. He serves as the Senior Advisor to Power Shift Africa.
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    • 30 min
    Corporate Run Cities (really) - and the fightback! - with Ana Arendar from Progressive International

    Corporate Run Cities (really) - and the fightback! - with Ana Arendar from Progressive International

    Imagine a private company creating its own jurisdiction in a sovereign country. It sets up its own laws, currency, and tax, labour and environmental regulations regardless of their compatibility with national laws. And when the democratically elected government steps in, the company sues it in little-known ‘corporate courts’ for billions of dollars citing its projected financial loss. Listen to our dystopian story of how the private sector is “buying up sovereignty” and the shocking abuses of power now happening.
    Nabil and Max interview the amazing Ana Arendar on corporate owned-and-run cities in Honduras and the Caribbean Islands and how countries, both in Global North and Global South, are fighting back.
    Ana is the Campaign Strategist for Progressive International.
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    • 29 min
    How water is ‘flowing up’ to the rich

    How water is ‘flowing up’ to the rich

    In this episode of EQUALS, we talk about how wealth and power defy gravity by making water flow… upwards!
    Max and Nafkote interview Sushmita Mandal about water inequality and how climate breakdown is already affecting water access for people around the world.
    Sushmita shares amazing stories about a young boy in India (who observed water flowing upwards from his community to posh apartment buildings), ecosystems on the Mekong River and a dam threatening fishers’ livelihoods.
    Sushmita Mandal is a Senior Research Fellow for Water, Food and Ecosystems at Stockholm’s Environmental Institute in Asia.
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    • 31 min
    Is it Possible to be a Neoliberal Feminist?

    Is it Possible to be a Neoliberal Feminist?

    On International Women’s Day, Max and Nafkote interviewed Bhumika Muchhala, a development and feminist economist, on the possibility of being a feminist in an economic system that thrives on the exploitation of people and nature.

    This episode explores the importance of the way our global economy is organized in understanding the fight for gender equality. How issues like labour rights, fair taxation and debt cancellation are feminist issues.
    Bhumika is the Political Economist and Senior Advisor at Third World Network.
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    • 30 min
    SOCIAL MOBILITY- is the capitalist dream just a myth?

    SOCIAL MOBILITY- is the capitalist dream just a myth?

    Nafkote and Max interview Dr. Faiza Shaheen on how capitalism has failed on its main selling point – work hard and you will succeed. The idea that everyone has equal opportunity in life is just a myth. Your success in life is significantly influenced by where you are born, your social class, race, and education.
    This episode is a powerful critique of our system - one that perpetuates wealth concentration among the rich while leaving the majority behind.
    Faiza Shaheen is Professor of Economics at London School of Economics and the author of the book Know Your Place.
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    • 23 min
    AUSTERITY: A WEAPON TO DISCIPLINE THE PUBLIC? - with Dr. Clara Mattei

    AUSTERITY: A WEAPON TO DISCIPLINE THE PUBLIC? - with Dr. Clara Mattei

    Max and Nafkote interview the brilliant Dr. Clara Mattei on the history of austerity and how it was created to maintain “the capital order”.

    Austerity today the world over remains a favored tool of policymakers. And yet it is far more than just a policy. We examine the roots of austerity and its fundamental role in entrenching capital, and disciplining people to never dare to create alternative economic systems.

    Dr. Clara Mattei is Associate Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research. She is the author of The Capital Order: How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved The Way to Fascism.

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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Michael_R_G ,

Must listen for anyone interested in building a more equal world

An excellent podcast for those new to the struggle for global justice and veterans alike. Not just a polemic about global inequality, but a deep and accessible exploration of why the system is the way it is and what we can do to fix it — subjects ranging from tax havens to the labor movement to global vaccine equity.

TMT-DC ,

Excellent interview

Prof. Darrick Hamilton was amazingly clear in his explanations.

LenaJones77 ,

Brilliant

Keep up the incredible work!! Love your female co-host. I just wish the sound quality was slightly better on Winnie’s interviews

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