Larry Summers on Inflation And Mistakes

The Dishcast with Andrew Sullivan | 29 July 2022 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Larry Summers about the US economy of the last 30 years and the inflation of today. Suggests the macroeconomic response was too little in 2008 and much too much in 2020. The working class would benefit from increased housing supply, with fewer zoning restrictions, and increased investment in infrastructure.

The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, Revisited

The New Bazaar | 28 July 2022 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Benjamin Friedman about his 2005 book The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth. Argues that sustained economic growth not only leads to higher living standards but also can make a society more virtuous. Discusses the events since 2005 that confirm or complicate its arguments, and the relationship between economic growth and issues like inequality, social mobility, and the environment. Also discusses the main themes in his book Religion and the Rise of Capitalism – and why our thinking about the economy remains influenced by religious schisms that date back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

James Otteson – Seven Deadly Economic Sins

Ideas Having Sex | 18 July 2022 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with James Otteson about his book Seven Deadly Economic Sins: Obstacles to Prosperity and Happiness Every Citizen Should Know. Discusses common economic fallacies and the costs of that misunderstanding.

Noah Smith’s Deep Dive on the Chinese Economy

Venture Stories | 14 June 2022 | 1h 20m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Noah Smith about the Chinese economy. Discusses the long-term headwinds including demographic changes, resource limitations, real estate challenges; and Xi’s leadership.

An Economy for Everyone

The New Bazaar | 8 June 2022 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Martin Sandbu about his book The Economics of Belonging: A Radical Plan to Win Back the Left Behind and Achieve Prosperity for All. Discusses how the failures of the social market economy threaten political stability and undermine openness to the rest of the world; the pervasive economic effects of the loss of manufacturing jobs; how policymakers failed; why it’s necessary to be honest about the jobs of the future; ideas for how policymakers can improve their management of the economy; why the world is experiencing high inflation, and the case for patience.

Robin Goldstein & Daniel Sumner – The Economics of Weed

The Meb Faber Show | 20 June 2022 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Robin Goldstein and Daniel Sumner about their book Can Legal Weed Win?: The Blunt Realities of Cannabis Economics. Discusses the history of weed and what led to it becoming illegal in the US; competition between the legal and illegal markets; the impact of both good and bad regulations so far; the future of the cannabis industry from both the business and investment perspective; predictions for when weed will be legalized at the Federal level; and their worst-case scenario for when that happens.

Thomas Piketty on A Brief History of Equality

New Books in Economics | 16 May 2022 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Thomas Piketty about his book A Brief History of Equality. Discusses his life and work, the choice to write a more concise book, the long term trend toward greater equality, potential equality improvement in future, Haiti and reparations, and reparations for specific injustices.

Thinking Like an Economist with Elizabeth Popp Berman

The Rhodes Center Podcast | 11 February 2022 | 0h 31m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Elizabeth Popp Berman about her book Thinking Like an Economist: How Efficiency Replaced Equality in US Public Policy. Discusses how economic reasoning came to dominate and push out other considerations in public policy. Argues that this was more than Chicago School macroeconomics. Highlights microeconomics and the role of the Rand Corporation and the Chicago school of legal scholarship in this paradigm shift.