The Fund: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, and the Unraveling of a Wall Street Legend

Top Traders Unplugged | 20 December 2023 | 0h 46m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Rob Copeland about his book The Fund: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, and the Unraveling of a Wall Street Legend. Argues that rather than running Bridgewater with complete honesty and transparency, as set out in his book Principles, Ray Dalio has presided over a rigged feedback system that keeps Dalio permanently at the top and a culture where fear of upsetting Dalio suppresses the truth rather than encourages it. Also argues that Bridgewater’s investment process is far less systematic than claimed.

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Revolutionary Technology & the Coming Economic Boom ft. Mark P. Mills

Top Traders Unplugged | 9 August 2023 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mark Mills about his book The Cloud Revolution: How The Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and a Roaring 2020’s. Argues that advances on three fronts – information, machines and materials – are converging to propel a surge in economic growth and productivity.

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Preparing for a De-Globalized World ft. Rana Foroohar

Top Traders Unplugged | 29 March 2023 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Rana Foroohar about her book Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World. Discusses the need for a localized economy to find a balance between the power of big government and large corporations. Explores how a prosperous, localized economy can be created by retethering wealth and place. Shares stories of people and organisations solving challenges with big food, manufacturing and construction using additive manufacturing, localized production, and digital innovation.

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False Narratives – A Path to a World of Conflict ft. Stephen Roach

Top Traders Unplugged | 19 April 2023 | 1h 01m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Stephen Roach about his book Accidental Conflict: America, China and the Clash of False Narratives. Delves into the deteriorating relationship between China and the US, offering insight into the complexity of the relationship and how it can be mended. Unravels the narratives that led to this new Cold War and suggests a path towards interdependency and healthier economies.

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Ashoka Mody on India is Broken

Top Traders Unplugged | 22 March 2023 | 1h 04m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ashoka Mody about his book India is Broken: A People Betrayed, Independence to Today. Argues that there are two Indias, a successful, highly skilled and educated elite and a billion-plus population that remains very poor. Suggests that this dangerous equilibrium is maintained by a close link between the government, big business and, in some cases, organized crime. This association produces projects that attract capital and headlines but leaves an employment deficit of over 100 million jobs.

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Oded Galor on The Journey of Humanity

Top Traders Unplugged | 14 September 2022 | 1h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Oded Galor about his book The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality. Discusses unified growth theory; the historical roots of inequality in geography, culture, and human diversity; the Malthusian trap; and the costs and benefits of diversity for a society.

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Edward Chancellor – The Price of Time

Top Traders Unplugged | 10 August 2022 | 1h 16m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Edward Chancellor about his book The Price of Time: The Real Story of Interest. Discusses the longer-term consequences of low interest rates; whether bubbles can be beneficial; globalization and how interest rates impact the fragility of global supply chains; the role of Central Banks and how they affect price stabilization by preventing creative destruction; how a zero interest policy can pose a threat to capitalism; and more.

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