Adair Turner: India’s Leadership and Global Challenges of Climate and Finance
Economics & Beyond With Rob Johnson
by Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
4M ago
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 ..read more
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Angus Deaton: An Immigrant Economist Explores the Land of Inequality
Economics & Beyond With Rob Johnson
by Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
4M ago
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 ..read more
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Michael Spence: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World
Economics & Beyond With Rob Johnson
by Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
4M ago
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 ..read more
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Alan Blinder: Looking Back and Looking Ahead: 15 Years After the Lehman Collapse
Economics & Beyond With Rob Johnson
by Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
5M ago
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 ..read more
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Thomas Ferguson: The Lehman Disaster and Why It Matters Today
Economics & Beyond With Rob Johnson
by Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
5M ago
On September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers, a giant investment bank with a storied history, filed for bankruptcy. The shock was profound; world markets melted down.   Over the next few days, one financial behemoth after another, including American International Group (AIG), Washington Mutual, and Wachovia collapsed. The crown jewels of Wall Street – Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs – slid toward the abyss. The Federal Reserve, the Treasury, and other regulators were forced to step in, sometimes in conjunction with famous private investors, to rescue the system. The government in effect nation ..read more
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Christian Madsbjerg: How to Pay Attention in a Turbulent Distracted World
Economics & Beyond With Rob Johnson
by Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
8M ago
In a world that increasingly promotes distraction and isolation, the ability to pay attention to each other has become ever more important. Philosopher Christian Madsbjerg talks to Rob about his new book, Look, which outlines how we can recapture our ability to pay attention ..read more
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Simon Johnson: Our Thousand-Year Struggle over Technology and Prosperity
Economics & Beyond With Rob Johnson
by Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
10M ago
Simon Johnson, the co-author of the just-released book Power and Progress (co-authored with Daron Acemoglu), discusses the book, what new technologies hold in store for us, and how societies might better manage and govern them ..read more
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Brendan Ballou: Plunder - Private Equity’s Plan to Pillage America
Economics & Beyond With Rob Johnson
by Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
10M ago
Brendan Ballou, talks to Rob about his forthcoming book, Plunder, about the growing harmful role of private equity in the US. Ballou is a federal prosecutor and served as Special Counsel for Private Equity in the Justice Department's Antitrust Division ..read more
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Jim Chanos: The Golden Age of Fraud in Finance
Economics & Beyond With Rob Johnson
by Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
1y ago
Jim Chanos, the president and founder of Kynikos Associates and well-known investment manager talks to Rob about the post-pandemic financial system, which has become more steeped in a casino culture than it has been in a very long time, and whether China's financial situation serves as an example or as a warning ..read more
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Survival of the Richest
Economics & Beyond With Rob Johnson
by Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)
1y ago
Oxfam's Economic Justice Director, Nabil Ahmed, and Oxfam International's Inequality Policy & Advocacy Lead, Max Lawson, discuss their latest Global Inequality Report, which highlights the accelerating pace at which the world's billionaires have increased their wealth exponentially in recent years. They also discuss the ways in which governments can reverse this trend through taxation ..read more
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