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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).

    Leah Hunt-Hendrix and Astra Taylor - Solidarity: A World-Changing Idea

    Leah Hunt-Hendrix and Astra Taylor - Solidarity: A World-Changing Idea

    Leah Hunt-Hendrix and Astra Taylor talk to Rob about their recently released book, Solidarity: The Past, Present, and Future of a World-Changing Idea. The wide-ranging conversation covers the importance of solidarity in addressing the current crises of economic inequality, climate change, and democracy, emphasizing the need for collective action and social movements to bring about change, as well as the role of education and the arts in fostering a sense of community and shared identity.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Rohinton Medhora: One Earth, One Family, One Future

    Rohinton Medhora: One Earth, One Family, One Future

    Rohinton Medhora (INET's Board Chair, member of our Commission on Global Economic Transformation, and Distinguished Fellow at CIGI) discusses global social healing, India and the G20 with INET President Rob Johnson.

    • 41 min
    Adair Turner: India’s Leadership and Global Challenges of Climate and Finance

    Adair Turner: India’s Leadership and Global Challenges of Climate and Finance

    If we're going to address environmental catastrophe, we need to support each other on a global scale. Rob Johnson checks in with Adair Turner about his work, and practical solutions to address the climate crisis.

    • 43 min
    Angus Deaton: An Immigrant Economist Explores the Land of Inequality

    Angus Deaton: An Immigrant Economist Explores the Land of Inequality

    Economics Nobel laureate Sir Angus Deaton discusses his latest book, Economics in America, which takes an autobiographical approach to how the field of economics addresses the most pressing issues of our time—from poverty, retirement, and the minimum wage to the ravages of the nation’s uniquely disastrous health care system.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Michael Spence: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World

    Michael Spence: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World

    Mike Spence talks with Rob Johnson about his upcoming co-authored book "Permacrisis", India and the G20, and bringing the world together to address our shared challenges.Book: "Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World" https://www.simonandschuster.co.uk/bo... Do you feel like we’re in a permacrisis? Chances are you feel some anxiety about the state of the world. Gordon Brown, Mohamed A. El-Erian, and Michael Spence certainly did. Three of the most internationally respected and experienced thinkers of our time, these friends found their pandemic Zooms increasingly focused on a cascade of crises: sputtering growth, surging inflation, poor policy responses, an escalating climate emergency, worsening inequality, increasing nationalism, and a decline in global co-operation.

    • 50 min
    Alan Blinder: Looking Back and Looking Ahead: 15 Years After the Lehman Collapse

    Alan Blinder: Looking Back and Looking Ahead: 15 Years After the Lehman Collapse

    Former Fed vice chair and Princeton University economics professor Alan Blinder takes a close look at what lessons still remain to be learned in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis.

    • 58 min

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