The Future of . . . with Owen Bennett-Jones | 13 January 2023 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mike Savage about his book The Return of Inequality: Social Change and the Weight of the Past. Backgrounds the challenge that inequality poses to liberal democracy, arguing that inequality is returning us to a past dominated by empires, dynastic elites, and ethnic divisions.
I was prompted to look for this after reading David Brooks’ excellent article What if We’re the Bad Guys Here?
Social Europe Podcast | 19 March 2020 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Gabriel Zucman about his book The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay, co-authored with Emmanuel Saez. Backgrounds increasing rich-world wealth and income inequality and suggests tax changes. Advocates top-up company taxes for companies domiciled to avoid company taxes, and taxing citizens regardless of whether they continue to be residents.
This is the book said to have inspired former NZ Revenue Minister David Parker’s determination to introduce a wealth tax.
People I (Mostly) Admire | 24 June 2023 | 0h 54m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Robert Solow about his life and work. Discusses cracking German codes in World War II, economic growth, why it’s so hard to reduce inequality, and how macroeconomics lost its way.
Rocking Our Priors | 14 June 2023 | 0h 42m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Libertad Gonzalez discussing her research looking at the effect of paternity leave in Spain on the sharing between men and women of childcare and housework, fertility rates and children’s attitudes to gender roles; intergenerational transmission of migrant gender inequality and violence; looking at the relationship across European countries between female employment and fertility to the divergent attitudes between men and women to how housework is shared.
Modern Wisdom | 1 May 2023 | 1h 30m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with David Geary about his book Male, Female: The Evolution of Human Sex Differences. Discusses his research assessing differences between men and women in every domain from physical to psychological and behavioural to cognitive. Covers the underrepresentation of women in STEM, the drivers of gender inequality, trans athletes in female sports, the increase in transgender youths, and more.
A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard | 3 March 2023 | 0h 48m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Angela Saini about her book The Patriarchs: The Origins of Inequality. Discusses how patriarchal values have shaped lives across centuries and continents of societies dominated by men. Explores the roots of gendered oppression and how patriarchal systems became embedded in societies and spread across the globe.
The Next Big Idea | 23 March 2023 | 1h 02m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Matthew Desmond about his book Poverty, by America. Argues that affluent Americans are complicit in keeping poor people poor – prioritising the subsidisation of the middle class over alleviating poverty. Sets out a programme to end poverty in America.
The Dissenter | 13 March 2023 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Alexandra Kalev about her book Getting to Diversity: What Works and What Doesn’t, co-authored with Frank Dobbin. Discusses an evidence-based approach to managing diversity. Argues that programmes targeting systemic discrimination work, but programmes seeking to change individual bias do not, and are unhelpful.