54 episodes

Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column at https://foreignpolicy.com/author/adam-tooze/.
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    • 4.8 • 143 Ratings

Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column at https://foreignpolicy.com/author/adam-tooze/.
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    Is Italy on the Verge of Returning to Fascism?

    Is Italy on the Verge of Returning to Fascism?

    In today's episode hosts Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze preview the upcoming Italian election and the rise of Giorgia Meloni. Her party, Brothers of Italy, is leading in the polls and has a lineage that connects it directly to former Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. They also examine the current appeal of far-right rhetoric in Italy and the long term implications a Meloni government would have on the country's economy.
    In the second segment the two dissect the economic history of Australia, from its beginnings as British penal colony to its more recent decades-long run of positive growth.

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    • 36 min
    Can Ukraine Win the War Yet Lose Their Economy?

    Can Ukraine Win the War Yet Lose Their Economy?

    In this episode hosts Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze take a look at how Ukraine's war against Russia is straining the country's finances and the increasing pressure the US and EU will face to save the country from financial collapse. In the second segment, in the wake of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the two examine the UK's financial relationship with its monarchy and how it's evolved over the centuries.
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    • 34 min
    Is China's Economy in Trouble?

    Is China's Economy in Trouble?

    China's economy is projected to grow by four percent this year, a rate that many countries would envy. But with China's track record, that number could actually be a harbinger of bad news. On today's show, Adam and Cameron discuss the mechanics of the Chinese economy and why it's unlike any other in the world.
    Also on the show: Golf has been described as a game of strenuous idleness. How did it become an $84 billion industry in the United States?
    And... Adam and Cameron will be doing a live taping of the show in New York City on October 25th! This is the podcast's first-ever live show, at an intimate venue on the Lower East Side. Seating is limited! Follow the link for tickets (livestream available as well). https://www.caveat.nyc/events/ones-and-tooze-live-10-25-2022

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    • 34 min
    The Cost of Space Exploration

    The Cost of Space Exploration

    As NASA prepares for new missions Adam and Cameron look at the cost of space exploration and how America views its return investing in the space program. The two also discuss what a possible lunar economy might look like. In the second segment Adam answers listener questions on everything from how to get the rich to pay their fair share to the economics of union organizing.
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    • 30 min
    Why the World's Top Economists are Going to Jackson Hole

    Why the World's Top Economists are Going to Jackson Hole

    Hosts Adam Tooze and Cameron Abadi look at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium taking place this week and talk about its history and its significance in influencing world economics. And in the second segment the two discuss the massive teacher shortage occuring in the United States this year and how teacher salaries have failed to keep pace with the salaries of similarly educated professionals.
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    • 33 min
    The Crazy Economics of Book Publishing

    The Crazy Economics of Book Publishing

    For the news data point this week Cameron and Adam look at the proposed merger of Penguin Random House with Simon & Schuster as well as the tragic attack on acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie. The two then discuss the overall state of the publishing industry and how digitization has impacted the business model for major publishing houses as well as their relationship with libraries.
    In the second segment the two discuss the astronomical inflation currently underway in Argentina. Adam gives a historical look back at the Argentine economy and details the decline that has lasted for nearly a century. The two also talk about how uncertainty in the price of food has had a negative impact not only on GDP but mental health as well.

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
143 Ratings

143 Ratings

Mike Trobe ,

Great podcast!

Yet another reason to look forward to Fridays as that’s when this podcast comes out.

Adam is brilliant and Cameron asks all the right questions.

We’ll done!!

RenewedAgora ,

Top notch

Tooze is that rare thinker who can see the forest and the trees

ttt993399 ,

Great on the historical view, sometimes not as thorough on current situation

Recent episode on Fed Jackson Hole meeting and teacher pay reflects the best and worst of the podcast. Wonderful explanation of how the Fed meeting at Jackson Hole originated and how it became so important. Wonderful, insightful discussion that you cannot find elsewhere.

Pretty poor discussion on US teacher pay and unions as it failed to consider/discuss that pay is not based on performance just tenure and the inability to control overall costs where increases in education funding often end up increasing administrative employees rather than actual teachers. They took a very complicated situation and just took a very progressive sound bite position.

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