New Books in Economics | 21 June 2023 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Richard Duncan about his book The Money Revolution: How to Finance the Next American Century. Backgrounds the evolution of money and monetary policy and the role that credit has played in generating economic growth. Advocates that the United States invest in the industries and technologies of the future on an unprecedented scale to ignite a new technological revolution that would cement the country’s geopolitical preeminence, greatly enhance human well-being, and create unimaginable wealth.
New Books in Economics | 24 Jun 2023 | 0h 17m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Dinesh Sharma about his book The Outsourcer: The Story of India’s IT Revolution. Discusses the technological, economic, and political transformations behind the rise of India’s IT industry.
New Books in Economics | 25 March 2020 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Spotify
Interview with Ahmet T. Kuru about his book Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison. Traces the evolution of the state in Muslim countries, laying bare the roots of modern-day, illiberal, authoritarian or autocratic states that are characterized by some form of often rent-driven state capitalism and frequently expansionary in their effort to ensure regime survival and increase rents.
New Books in Economics | 23 November 2022 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Cory Doctorow about his book Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back, co-authored with Rebecca Giblin. Discusses how corporate concentration has allowed companies to extract monopoly rents, especially from creators, and suggests changes to correct this imbalance.
New Books in Economics | 24 September 2022 | 0h 49m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Peter Boettke about his book F. A. Hayek: Economics, Political Economy and Social Philosophy. Explores the life and work of Austrian-British economist, political economist, and social philosopher, Friedrich Hayek.
New Books in Economics | 9 September 2022 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Josh Chin and Liza Lin about their book Surveillance State: Inside China’s Quest to Launch a New Era of Social Control. Discusses China’s use of new technologies for social control; their brutal application to the Uighur people; the relatively benign-seeming applications to traffic control, crime, and public order where Chinese citizens judge the loss of privacy as a small price to pay; and the similar trade-off Western citizens will need to make.
New Books in Economics | 3 August 2022 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Matt Stoller about his book Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy. Traces the development and then unwinding of protections against concentrated financial power in the United States, arguing that concentrated financial power leads to populism and authoritarianism.
New Books in Economics | 19 July 2022 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Johan Fourie about his book Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom: Lessons from 100,000 Years of Human History. Discusses global economic history from an African perspective, covering the roots and reasons for prosperity, the march of opportunity versus the crushing boot of exploitation, and why it is the builders of society – rather than the burglars – who ultimately win out.