The Rise and Reach of Janet Yellen

Bloomberg Businessweek | 29 September 2022 | 0h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Owen Ullmann about his book Empathy Economics: Janet Yellen’s Remarkable Rise to Power and Her Drive to Spread Prosperity to All. Emphasises her commitment to putting those on the bottom half of the economic ladder at the centre of economic policy.

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Chatter: The Secrets of Gay Washington with Jamie Kirchick

The Lawfare Podcast | 5 June 2022 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Jamie Kirchick about his book Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington. Discusses the secret history of gays and lesbians in the American capital, exploring whether gays and lesbians, already accustomed to living secret lives, were especially well-suited to work as intelligence officers.

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The Heat Is On: Bjorn Lomborg on the Summer’s Record Heat

Uncommon Knowledge | 22 September 2022 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Bjorn Lomborg discussing recent record temperatures recorded all over the world. Argues that climate change is real and that humans are largely responsible for it – but that it is survivable and manageable – and not the extinction-level event it is often characterized as. Discusses practical ways to lower our carbon footprint and emissions, pointing out why “carbon-free by 2050” probably isn’t achievable and why we should make no massive changes to our economies or lifestyles to achieve it. Draws from his book False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.

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Charles Calomiris on the Political Origins of Banking Crises

unSILOed with Greg LaBlanc | 27 June 2022 | 1h 30m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Charles Calomiris about his book Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, co-authored with Stephen Haber. Discusses banking systems, Adam Smith, the medieval view of the corporation, bank bargains and the political origins of the subprime crisis.

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Virginia Postrel: Dynamism or Stasis?

Political Economy with Jim Pethokoukis | 20 April 2022 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Virginia Postrel about her 1998 book The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress. Explains her political framework of stasis versus dynamism, the conflict between risk-averse ‘stasists’ who resist technological change and the dynamism of their opponents, believing in progress through decentralised bottom-up trial and error.

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100 Years of British Political Nightmares

Dan Snow’s History Hit | 21 August 2022 | 0h 29m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Phil Tinline about his book The Death of Consensus: 100 Years of British Political Nightmares. Reviews 100 years of political crises to argue that politics is transformed through fear. Discusses how the Great Depression’s spectres of fascism, bombing and mass unemployment forced politicians to think the unthinkable and paved the way for post-war Britain. Explains how Thatcher’s road to victory was made possible by a decade of nightmares.

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Matt Stoller – Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy

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.

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Chris Patten – The Future of Hong Kong

How To Academy | 15 July 2022 | 1h 12m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Chris Patten about his book The Hong Kong Diaries. Tells stories from his time as the last British governor of Hong Kong, what happened as the handover approached, and his assessment of recent events in Hong Kong.

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