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Tune in each week as the American Enterprise Institute's James Pethokoukis interviews economists, business leaders, academics and others on the most important and interesting issues of the day. You can find all episodes at AEI, Ricochet, and wherever podcasts are downloaded, and look for follow-up transcripts and blog posts at
 
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Africa and the Global Illicit Economy

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Africa and the Global Illicit Economy

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Every two weeks, we will be looking at corruption, illicit financial flows, gangs, the role of foreign corporations, the political economy of crime, and the enabling environment that has made Africa vulnerable to the growth of organized crime. Drawing on the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime's civil society observatories for North, South, East and West Africa to get a feel for how Organized Crime is impacting some of the world and the continent’s emergency trends and co ...
 
Introduction to Political Economy looks at how politics and economics interrelate, but also how political economy can encompass a lot more than just politics and economics. Over the course of this podcast we will also be inviting scholars from different disciplines and perspectives to speak to us about how they approach these kinds of questions. Hosted by Noaman G. Ali, assistant professor of political economy at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan.
 
This is Mill’s first work on economics. It foreshadows his Political Economy which was the standard Anglo-American Economics textbook of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mill’s economic theory moved from free market capitalism, to government intervention within the precepts of Utilitarianism, and finally to Socialism.
 
The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence seeks to advance a critical debate on the new political economy of Europe. We are based at Dublin's European Institute (DEI) at University College Dublin. The DEI is the oldest and largest university centre for research on European politics in the Republic of Ireland. In this podcast we interview scholars, journalists, policymakers, and activists. Our focus is on the Centre's three key research themes: economic governance, democratic legitimacy, and prote ...
 
We are faced with intersecting crises. The world economy has remained stagnant since 2008. The European project confronts a series of existential threats. Several Latin American economies are wracked by devastating economic imbalances. Even the Chinese juggernaut appears to be slowing. The natural world is groaning under the strain of capitalism’s ravenous appetite. And the most jarring political mobilisation that has arisen to meet these threats is a form of chauvinistic nativism. A politic ...
 
John Ruskin (1819 – 1900) is best known for his work as an art critic and social critic, but is remembered as an author, poet and artist as well. Unto This Last is an important work of political economic though that influenced Gandhi, among others. (Hugh McGuire/Wikipedia)
 
We are a podcast focused on Canadian political-economy and Toronto-based political activism from a internationalist socialist perspective. We also host interviews with authors, academics, activists, and organizers on the Left. This podcast is produced in association with The Socialist Project. Learn more and get involved at socialistproject.ca/ You can connect with the podcast on Twitter @theScarletStand or via email at scarletstandardpod@gmail.com.
 
Empathy Media Lab’s podcast explores questions around labor, political economy, art, and culture. Producer and host @EvanMatthewPapp explores unique topics in thematic channels that include Profiles of Producers in the Labor Radio Podcast Network, Policy Dialogues with the University Of Maryland School of Public Policy, and EML's Harmony of Interest with topical deep dives, interviews, and audio stories. The goal is to increase solidarity by universalizing the struggles of our human conditio ...
 
Econversations is a half hour discussion of current and evergreen issues at the junction of government policy and economics from Troy University’s Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy. EconVersations features discussion of analysis and research on free markets, individual liberty, and the appropriate role for government. Guests range from TROY economics students to nationally known leaders in research and policy. The host is Dr. Dan Sutter, the Charles G. Koch Professor of Economic ...
 
Since the late 19th century, politics and economics have been split from each other, pretended and positioned as separate and unassuming forces. This could not be further from the truth. Before the dawn of Adam Smith, the grandfather of modern day economics, there was but one holistic concept, the Political Economy. Come join Max and Jorrel, modern day Political Economists, as they do their best to converse and discuss political theory, history, economics, and more in the lenses of contempor ...
 
National Affairs is a quarterly journal of essays about domestic policy, political economy, society, culture, and political thought. Founded and edited by Yuval Levin, it aims to help Americans think a little more clearly about our public life, and rise a little more capably to the challenge of self-government. Each National Affairs podcast features an interview with one or more of our authors. Daniel Wiser, Jr., and Devorah Goldman, the assistant editors of National Affairs, host the conver ...
 
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When we think of infrastructure, roads and bridges are among the first things that come to mind. But over the past decade, massive investments in warehouse-scale data centers constitute a new kind of infrastructure build up. And that cloud computing infrastructure might be the beginning of a new economic revolution. My guest today is Mark Mills, an…
 
In this episode, Prof. James Kwak of UConn School of Law speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about the impact of overly simple economic models on policy debates. James Kwak's 2017 book Economism makes the forceful case that simplistic Econ 101 ideas pervade policy discourse and sometimes even economic policy.…
 
We are excited to share Radio Labour’s excerpt, “Fighting for Thailand's Migrant Workers,” that covered The Labor Link’s podcast interview with Sawit Kaewwan. Summary: Millions of migrant workers in Thailand need help. The Thai labour movement is fighting for their rights. An interview with Sawit Kaewwan, the secretary general of the State Enterpri…
 
De-extincted woolly mammoths, genetically engineered livestock, and transgenic crops: Are biologists opening a Pandora’s box that will lead to the further destruction of the natural world? In this episode of “Political Economy,” Beth Shapiro joins the podcast to discuss that question, explain the latest discoveries in synthetic biology, and explore…
 
On the heels of a summer of billionaire space flights and William Shatner’s recent rocket trip, some Americans are echoing old arguments about the wastefulness of space exploration. Alongside this controversy, massive declines in launch costs and a burgeoning space economy have renewed interest in manned missions to the Moon and Mars. In today’s ep…
 
The Cheetah – the fastest land animal in the world. This big cat once ranged across most of Africa and into Asia – today there are thought to be only 7,000 still living in the wild. The Cheetah is a protected species and is endangered, but there are a few countries that allow their legal export. But irregularities within the trade system means that…
 
“There will be no way for us to be able to solve every single problem of migrant workers here in Thailand. The only way we can do it, we need to have them to speak up about the problem. We need to have them form their own organization, representing themselves.” Sawit Kaewwan About Sawit Kaewwan Sawit Kaewwan, the secretary general of the State Ente…
 
We are joined by Sam Gindin, a legendary Canadian labour researcher, author, and organizer, to chat about a wide-range of topics involving the state of labour in North America. We try to dissect the pesky truth of neoliberalism, the limits of unions, and what is next for the left under Biden. This podcast is produced in association with The Sociali…
 
World’s Fairs hosted in American cities, like Chicago in 1893 and New York in 1964, are remembered as odes to progress. The United States showcased its prowess on the world’s stage and exhibitions awed visitors with the latest technological marvels. But America hasn’t hosted a World’s Fair in nearly 40 years. In this episode, Charles Pappas explore…
 
Dr. Dan Sutter, of the Manuel Johnson Center for Political Economy, hosts EconVersations, a program that explores the role of free markets in promoting prosperity through conversations with Manuel Johnson Center faculty and guests. In this episode, Dr. Sutter interviews Dr. Kevin Vallier. as they discuss "Trust in a Polarized Age."…
 
The Biden administration is pushing forward its legislative agenda with the Build Back Better program, and Democrats have a number of tax proposals to pay for it. Looking to the largest corporations and the wealthiest Americans, congressional Democrats are constrained by President Biden’s pledge not to raise taxes on Americans earning less than $40…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted supply chains and disrupted the US economy. Production levels are back on track, but the labor force participation rate has remained stagnant since the summer of 2020. And millions of Americans are quitting their jobs in a labor market that was already facing a shortage of workers. What’s going on with this “Gr…
 
In this episode, Prof. Tony Gill of the University of Washington speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about gifting. While some have suggested that gifting is economically inefficient - Prof. Gill argues that this view misses the important social functions that rituals like gifting play. In fact, Prof. Gill argues that these social rituals have important ec…
 
In Episode 5, we discuss Economic Justice for All, which is the pastoral letter promulgated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1986. The letter addresses the precarity of Americans living within the U.S. economy and is framed by the values of Catholic social teaching and thus condemning the neoliberal policies under President Ro…
 
Dr. Dan Sutter, of the Manuel Johnson Center for Political Economy, hosts EconVersations, a program that explores the role of free markets in promoting prosperity through conversations with Manuel Johnson Center faculty and guests. In this episode, Dr. Sutter interviews Dr. Kevin Douglas. as they discuss"What is Wrong with Insider Trading?"…
 
In this episode, returning podcast guest Niko Switek - former DAAD Visiting Professor in the Henry M. Jackson School and Department of Political Science at UW - discusses the outcome of the 2021 German Federal Elections with Nicolas Wittstock.
 
The word “order” evokes images of top-down structure and planning. Yet, in the absence of central control, economies almost seem to operate like machines — a concept economists call “emergent order.” How do systems of order emerge? And how can we benefit from the unplanned organization they create? Today, Neil Chilson joins “Political Economy” to e…
 
Dr. Dan Sutter, of the Manuel Johnson Center for Political Economy, hosts EconVersations, a program that explores the role of free markets in promoting prosperity through conversations with Manuel Johnson Center faculty and guests. In this episode, Dr. Sutter interviews Dr. Alex Salter. as they discuss "What is new and true about Modern Monetary Th…
 
On June 20, 1920, Mother Jones spoke on the steps of the Williamson County Courthouse in West Virginia as a grand jury deliberated on the shooting between mine of Matewan, West Virginia and the Baldwin-Felts detectives who were terrorizing the people in the service of the Stone Mountain Coal Company to increase the profits of plutocrats like Rockef…
 
Futurists of the past dreamed of tapping into the heat of the Earth’s mantle to supply our energy needs, but today’s geothermal provides only a tiny fraction of the power we use. In today’s episode, we’ll be discussing what’s next for geothermal, its possible advantages over solar and wind power, and the obstacles it faces. I’m joined by Jamie Bear…
 
"Joining Kuluna gangs is an expression of anger, injustice and frustration - to enact revenge on society" Kinshasa, a megacity in Central Africa and the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The majority of the 12-million city population are under 25, but rapid urbanisation, a lack of employment opportunities, violence and poverty has seen m…
 
“Fusion power is the energy source of the future . . . and always will be,” skeptics joke. But a series of exciting breakthroughs have some experts convinced that we’re nearing a fusion revolution that could deliver abundant, clean energy for the future. My guest today is Arthur Turrell, and we’ll be discussing whether fusion power reactors are on …
 
Prof. Lawrence Glickman of Cornell University speaks to Nicolas Wittstock about the history and impact of the idea of "Free Enterprise" on American Politics. While Free Enterprise has attained the status of common sense, Prof. Glickman traces the origins of the term and showcases the significant changes in meaning it has experienced in US political…
 
Americans love rags-to-riches stories, believing hard work and talent — not connections — should be rewarded. But meritocracy has come under scrutiny, with some questioning how well America lives up to its ideals, while others ask if they’re even worth striving for. In this episode, we’ll discuss whether meritocracy succeeds in pulling talent up fr…
 
In this episode Bruce and Amadeus discuss the Canadian Federal election. We review the implications of the election results for each of the major national parties, their leaders and constituents, and continue to bemoan the strategic and political failures of the NDP.על ידי The Scarlet Standard
 
In 2017, the US announced its intent to return to the Moon for the first time in a half-century. NASA and its international partners in the Artemis program hope to land a crewed lunar mission in 2024, but some experts have cast their doubts. So how did America achieve such a feat in the ’60s? And why haven’t we been back since the Nixon era? My gue…
 
In the last episode of the season, Jorrel and Max discuss one of the most famous philosophers in history, Immanuel Kant. Join the guys as they take an in-depth look at his all too important work Perpetual Peace, from 1795. Learn how Kant predicted the future, how nature always finds a way, and why we don’t actually need war anymore. Kant left us in…
 
For decades the illegal firearms market in the Southern African counties was driven by regional conflicts, many of those firearms likely ended up in the hands of criminal groups. But today, we are seeing a much more worrying trend - newer weapons entering the market, some through cross-border trafficking, but more are being sourced domestically. An…
 
In the past, great inventions like the internal combustion engine and electrification had huge economic and societal impacts. Today, computing power continues to advance at an exponential rate and artificial intelligence promises to revolutionize the future. But will these innovations transform American society? Or will pessimism and fear slow the …
 
Prof. Frank Pasquale of Brooklyn Law School discusses his 2020 book "New Laws of Robotics - Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI" with Nicolas Wittstock. Here, Prof. Frank Pasquale warns of hasty implementation of AI systems and robots in varied areas of life before ensuring that technologies serve humans - rather than the other way around.…
 
“So why did we want to recreate this March? Because we are bound and determined that the history of our forefathers will not be taken away from us by any rich person or any government.” Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) One hundred years ago, in a rural mountainous stretch in middle America, a violent labor upris…
 
Dr. Dan Sutter, of the Manuel Johnson Center for Political Economy, hosts EconVersations, a program that explores the role of free markets in promoting prosperity through conversations with Manuel Johnson Center faculty and guests. In this episode, Dr. Sutter interviews Dr. Burt Folsom and they disucuss the myth of the Robber Barons.…
 
Dr. Dan Sutter, of the Manuel Johnson Center for Political Economy, hosts EconVersations, a program that explores the role of free markets in promoting prosperity through conversations with Manuel Johnson Center faculty and guests. In this episode, Dr. Sutter interviews Dr. Ben Powell.על ידי econversations
 
Dr. Dan Sutter, of the Manuel Johnson Center for Political Economy, hosts EconVersations, a program that explores the role of free markets in promoting prosperity through conversations with Manuel Johnson Center faculty and guests. In this episode, Dr. Sutter interviews Dr. Edward Lopez.על ידי econversations
 
What will the American city look like one generation from now? While cities have always been hubs of opportunity, urban landscapes have faced an onslaught of difficulties in recent years. Soaring costs of living, the economic downturn of a global pandemic, and a recent uptick in violent crime are straining America’s urban engines of productivity. A…
 
This is a story of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, complex corporate structures, human trafficking, arms smuggling, corruption and the capture of state institutions. In this collaborative episode with Deep Dive: Exploring Organized Crime, we travel to the rich fishing grounds off Puntland in Somalia and a fleet of vessels known a…
 
“There is another America. Remember it. Those miners died for you. You should at least know who they were. And then let's all follow in their footsteps. Long live the multiracial uprising in the hills of Appalachia in 1921. Long live the Battle of Blair Mountain.” David Rovics U.S. Labor Day weekend 2021 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Battle…
 
Today local governments compete to host growing companies in the hope that the opportunities they create will revitalize their home cities. But how much do these urban areas benefit from local innovations? And what changes should we expect given recent increases in working from home? Nicholas Bloom joins the podcast to discuss these questions and m…
 
Max and Jorrel go international. This week they are joined by Matt McEnery, a graduate student pursuing a joint master’s in economic governance and public affairs. Matt is currently in Rome, which makes him the perfect candidate to talk with the guys about all things international. This episode tackles the conflict in Afghanistan, the power of Chin…
 
Prof. Joan Williams of UC Hastings discusses her book "The White Working Class - Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America" with Forum Fellow Nicolas Wittstock. In the book, Williams argues that arrogance and inability to understand the lives of working class Americans on the part of well-educated Liberal elites, is driving working class Americans t…
 
"To his dying day, he never relented fighting his disease because he was a fighter and one of the strongest people I have ever met. He lives on in my brother and I." This eulogy from my brother and I was delivered in April 2018, shortly after his passing. Without him, I am nothing. With his love, I am everything.Thus I celebrate his birth on this d…
 
This week Max and Jorrel speak with political economist and Berkeley city council member Rigel Robinson. Hear Rigel talk about how he become a city council member at such a young age, his thoughts on the Newsom recall, and his call to action for young party members. They cover local pandemic responses, the growing housing and homelessness crisis in…
 
Carissa Véliz - Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Oxford - discusses her 2020 book - "Privacy is Power" with Nicolas Wittstock. This podcast is produced by Matthew Dagele, Morgan Wack, and Nicolas Wittstock. Our theme music was created by Ted Long. Any questions or feedback, please contact uwpoliticaleconomy@gmail.com…
 
We are joined by Tom Wojcik, the Co-Chair of the Americas Subcommittee within the International Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Tom was part of the delegation that recently visited Caracas, Venezuela for the Congreso Bicentinario de los Pueblos del Mundo.We discuss sanctions against Venezuela, the commune project within the…
 
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