unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 5 June 2023 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Benjamin Friedman about his book Religion and the Rise of Capitalism. Discusses how the religious beliefs of the Enlightenment Age influenced the evolution of modern economic theory; how the Scottish Enlightenment, in particular, became a hub for social scientific thought; what the belief in Calvinism had to do with the rise of capitalism; and the correlation between economic growth and positive moral changes in society.
The Michael Shermer Show | 4 February 2023 | 1h 36m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with William Magnuson about his book For Profit: A History of Corporations. Traces the history of corporations from Rome onwards, arguing that modern corporations should recapture the spirit of civic virtue so that all stakeholders, not just shareholders benefit from the profits of enterprise.
The Gray Area with Sean Illing | 26 January 2023 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Glory Liu about her book Adam Smith’s America: How a Scottish Philosopher became an Icon of American Capitalism. While Smith is most well-known for being the “father of capitalism,” Liu argues his legacy has been misappropriated – especially in America. Discusses his original intentions and what we can take away from his work today.
The Dissenter | 6 February 2023 | 1h 21m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Tibor Rutar about his book Capitalism for Realists: Virtues and Vices of the Modern Economy. Surveys and critically evaluates the virtues and vices of capitalism, covering what Marx got wrong about capitalism; different explanations for the origins of capitalism, from Weber, Henrich, and Mokyr; an alternative explanation for its development in 15th and 16th-century England; market exploitation; the minimum wage; the relationship between capitalism and poverty; economic inequality; the term “neoliberalism”; claims about the morality of markets; and climate change.
The New Bazaar | 3 February 2023 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Martin Wolf about his book The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism. Argues that the combination of markets-based capitalism and liberal democracy is fragile and under threat from within. Sets out what should be done to confront this crisis of democratic capitalism, what a “New New Deal” can look like, the threat (and opportunity) of China as a global superpower, and how his personal history influenced his values and thinking.
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.