EconTalk | 8 June 2020 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Rebecca Henderson about her book Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire. Argues that the focus on shareholder value threatens to destroy capitalism from within, and that business leaders need to manage their companies differently in order to create a more humane and stable capitalism.
I somehow missed posting this last year, but was reminded of it after Jim Bolger, NZ’s Former Prime Minister, recommended the book.
EconTalk | 11 May 2020 | 1h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Branko Milanovic about his book, Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World. Discusses inequality, the challenge of corruption in the Chinese system, and Milanovic’s claim that in American capitalism, the texture of daily life is increasingly affected by the sharing economy and other opportunities.
Uncommon Knowledge | 12 February 2020 | 0h 36m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Peter Thiel. Covers globalization, the continuing and ever-growing threat from China and what the United States can and can’t do it about, what the rise of Bernie Sanders means for the future of US capitalism, the “derangement” (Thiel’s phrase) of Silicon Valley in the last decade, the scourge of political correctness on campuses and in society at large, and why to rethink the doctrine of American exceptionalism.