Money makes the world go around, faster and faster every day. On NPR's Planet Money, you'll meet high rollers, brainy economists and regular folks — all trying to make sense of our rapidly changing global economy.
Join Bob Murphy and Tom Woods in this weekly libertarian podcast as they teach economics by refuting Paul Krugman's New York Times column. Plus, expect special guests like Ron Paul, David Stockman, and more!
In our UBS Weekly Podcast, our research experts provide you with background information on the week's political and economic events. You also receive an outlook regarding important indicators for the week ahead.Listen now
Have fun discovering the hidden side of everything with host Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the best-selling "Freakonomics” books. Each week, hear surprising conversations that explore the riddles of everyday life and the weird wrinkles of human nature—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports. Dubner talks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, social scientists and entrepreneurs — and his “Freakonomics” co-author Steve Levitt. After just a few episodes, this podcast will have you too thinking like a Freak. Produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts such as “Radiolab," "Death, Sex & Money," and "On the Media."
Peter Schiff is an economist, financial broker/dealer, author, frequent guest on national news, and host of the Peter Schiff Show. He follows up his daily two-hour show with a weekly podcasts focusing on weekly economic data analysis and unbiased coverage of financial news, both in the U.S. and global markets. As entertaining as he is informative, Peter packs decades of brilliant insight into every news item. Join the thousands of fans who have benefited from Peter's commitment to getting the real story out every week.
The World Affairs Council of Northern California offers a forum where diverse audiences engage in dialogue that can inform their actions. Policymakers, business executives, philanthropists, academics, students, civic leaders and an attentive public join in the Council’s programs to listen, learn, discuss and debate–deepening understanding and finding solutions. Many of these conversations are open to the public, and all of them benefit from the Council’s Northern California location. Over the past two decades, this region has emerged as a powerful locus of innovation and forward-looking solutions. We are known for our ideas, our ideals and our entrepreneurship. We search for knowledge. We enjoy diversity. We welcome new thinking. We seek break-through ideas. That spirit is reflected in every conversation we convene and every program we offer.
Peterson Institute research staff offer their analyses of current economic and political events in brief interviews. The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. The views expressed in these interviews are those of the interviewee(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the individual members of the Institute's Board of Directors or its Advisory Committee. We welcome feedback from listeners and encourage you to convey your comments directly to the person interviewed.
EconTalk is an award-winning weekly talk show about economics in daily life. Featured guests include renowned economics professors, Nobel Prize winners, and exciting speakers on all kinds of topical matters related to economic thought. Topics include health care, business cycles, economic growth, free trade, education, finance, politics, sports, book reviews, parenting, and the curiosities of everyday decision-making. Russ Roberts, of the Library of Economics and Liberty (econlib.org) and George Mason U., draws you in with lively guests and creative repartee. Look for related readings and the complete archive of previous shows at EconTalk.org, where you can also comment on the podcasts and ask questions.
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You aren’t being borne along the current of an inevitable thing, you are able to steer from what brings you down, make alliances with what supports you. Personal empowerment means deconditioning from values of the society, putting your own values in place. Realize you must shoot for Extra-environmentalism. When people say they feel like a creature from outer space, that’s not such a bad way to feel, it means you see the game, you don’t buy in, they can’t buy you with a Mercedes, business trips to Paris. It’s a controlled alienation, where you cultivate extra-environmentalism. You are at home everywhere, you are always comfortable, you don’t have to be with people of your class, culture, or earning capacity to feel alright. Terrence the poet, said, I am a human being therefore nothing human is alien to me. That’s the thing, you accept the human, but be comfortable to acclimate to any cultural styles. It’s a magical thing, you’re a performer, you move through these things knowing this is not who I am, what I am, merely a response to the demands of the moment.
The following is a collection of podcasts by 11th and 12th graders at the Dayton Regional STEM School. The podcasts represent student research of stories in which macro and microeconomic topics converge in the real world.
Discover how economics can help explain things like Wikipedia, prostitution, baseball, and religious participation. Hosted by Will Compernolle and produced by Page Jensen-Slattengren at Tequila Mockingbird Studios in Austin, Texas.
PRI's Economic Security Podcast includes selected stories from PRI's portfolio of news and insight programs focused on the issues near and dear to the American pocketbook. These in-depth reports offer depth and context to such interrelated economic issues as housing, wages, jobs, savings, retirement, and healthcare access.
Progressive economics, topical, theoretical, useful, commentary and forecasts, from Keynes and the New Deal, to Galbraith and the rise of the industrial state, to Stiglitz and Globalization, the Commons, and public goods. Economics worked between the Depression and the 1970s because it was based on Demand Side principles. Facing environmental challenges, global poverty and the decline of the U.S. economy, we need to go back to the roots of what worked.
This week Obamacare got some terrible news: rising premiums, lackluster enrollment (which is why the pool is sicker than anticipated), and major losses being suffered by insurance companies participating in the Obamacare exchanges. These are problems, Krugman magnanimously concedes, but not a big deal. Oh, yeah? Wait until you hear this episode! Show notes for Ep. 11
This week, Actuality slips into some fast fashion and learns how it pushes your brain's buttons to make you buy. But the trick means hiding the true cost of the clothes — including some surprisingly bad news for the environment. Plus, bitter cats.
HARI SREENIVASAN: But first, our money man, Paul Solman, looks at those original Thanksgiving celebrants — the Pilgrims — and the economic pressures that drove them to America, and defined so much of their time here. It`s part of our weekly series, “Making Sense,” which airs every Thursday on the NEWSHOUR. PAUL SOLMAN: Thanksgiving time at Plymouth plantation, a 17th century living history museum in Massachusetts. The year? 1624, when, as the story goes: NARRATOR: A hundred people landed on a bare and windy shore, seeking freedom from the English church. For this, they were ready to confront the grim and grisly face of poverty. MAN: In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth — PAUL SOLMAN: We`ve long celebrated the religious drive to build a city on a hill for strangers in a strange land. But it turns out that our pilgrims faced poverty at least as grim and grisly back in Holland, from whence they had fled 16 years earlier to separate from the Church of England. Patienc ...
Speaker(s): Edgars Rinkevics | Russia's aggression in Ukraine and the rise of ISIL has brought the issue of European security to the forefront. Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkevics, explains the threats from the Baltic viewpoint. Edgars Rinkevics (@edgarsrinkevics) is Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position he has held since 2011. Previously he was the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Defence and Head of the President's Chancery. The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) was established in 1991 as a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.
In a holiday bonus episode, Actuality gets grateful after a visit to a refugee camp in France where migrants from the Middle East and Africa await asylum, and a reporter was surprised to learn her own family's refugee story.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, one day before Black Friday The one day of the year where Americans make their annual pilgrimmage there they stampede to the nearest mall to buy stuff they really don'[t need and can’t afford It’s almost like a black and blue weekend I believe that this will be a pretty weak […] The post Retailers May Still Be In The Red After Black Friday – Ep. 120 appeared first on Schiffradio.com.
Gasoline prices have been plunging this fall, which is great for consumers. But it has been very hard on oil producers, who have been laying off legions of skilled workers. To hang on to their key employees, some companies are offering unpaid sabbaticals or trimming pay across the board to reduce labor costs without layoffs. But for many employers, times are so hard that they have no choice but to keep cutting employee ranks.
Ecuador's economy is faltering thanks to a year of record low oil prices and fears of a "godzilla" El Niño forming in the Pacific Ocean. The situation is drawing bizarre parallels to the last major financial crisis to hit the small South American country in the late 1990s.
Speaker(s): Professor Philip Schlesinger | The discourse of the creative economy is everywhere. First developed by the British New Labour government in the late 1990s, it has influenced a global way of thinking about the relations between culture and the economy. The lecture will address its rise and diffusion and the role of political entrepreneurship in the continuous reworking and dissemination of an orthodox mode of thought, illustrated by examples from the UK, EU and UN. What are the appeals of the creative economy? Why have counter-arguments been so ineffective? What are the consequences for how we understand cultural work? The lecture is informed by Philip Schlesinger's first-hand research into how cultural bodies work, published in two new co-authored books. Drawing on interviews with key players, The Rise and Fall of the UK Film Council analyses the shifting politics of support for the British film industry in a transnational market dominated by the US. Curators of Cultura ...
There's Black Friday and Cyber Monday and, in some places, a single day dedicated to getting people to give to local nonprofits. In Lancaster County, Penn., they call it the Extraordinary Give — 24 hours of events designed to entice donations to arts groups, charities and other nonprofits.
We are facing a unique and interesting time with the confluence of fundamental disruptive trends that are shaping our world. The dramatic transition witnessed since the beginning of the 21st century has been brought about by the convergence of the following: the shifting locus of economic activity and dynamism to emerging markets like China; the acceleration in the scope, scale, and economic impact of technology; changing world demographics; and global connectivity through trade and cross border flows in capital, people and information. Virtually every market in every sector has been or will be affected by the growing impacts of these trends whose multiplier effects stand to radically change long-standing expectations. In the midst of this era of disruption is opportunity. Those who are agile, forward thinking and optimistic will harness the power of disruption and thrive. Join us for a conversation about the four global forces breaking all the trends. Speaker Thomas Friedman is a ...
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Monica de Bolle discusses the center-right victory in Argentina's presidential elections and what it means for the country's economic reform prospects as well as the region.
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Speaker(s): Professor Michel Wieviorka | Evil has dramatically changed in modern Europe. The turning point was the mid-eighties. Terrorism, anti-Semitism, racism and nationalism are not as they were in the recent past and their renewal poses a formidable threat. Michel Wieviorka (@MichelWieviorka) is professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and president of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme. Maurice Fraser is Head of the European Institute and Professor of Practice in European Politics. The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) was established in 1991 as a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.
Michael Munger of Duke University makes his 29th appearance on the 500th episode of EconTalk alongside EconTalk host Russ Roberts. He talks about his personal intellectual journey, his interest in public choice, and Unicorn economics. Other topics include the origins of EconTalk, Roberts's intellectual roots, and the EconTalk theme music. The conversation closes with a brief reprise of a few highlights from past Munger appearances on EconTalk.
Updates on Japan's Recession, half of New York City economically in trouble, ACA deductibles undermine affordability, Million student March, another crooked capitalist. Response to listeners on private vs public enterprises. Major topics: small vs big business and big ideas not being discussed in campaigns.
Krugman's commentary on the Paris attacks is partly correct, with the usual nonsense thrown in. Even better his is blog post earlier this week, assessing whether there might be good economic effects from the terrorist attack if the French government spends enough money in response. That kind of analysis is why Contra Krugman exists, folks. Scott Horton joins us this week. Show notes for Ep. 10
These days, sports commentary boxes are filled with former players. But they’re not always as good behind the mic as they were on the field. In this podcast, our sports columnist Ed Smith – a professional cricketer turned broadcaster – joins Matthew Sweet to discuss the psychology behind excellence in sport, and how it’s the opposite of what you need as an analyst of the game
Speaker(s): Margrethe Vestager | National authorities (NCAs) and national courts are empowered to apply the EU competition rules together with the Commission. Since 2004, the Commission and the NCAs together have adopted almost 1,000 decisions in antitrust cases – 85% by the NCAs. Joint action within the European Competition Network means more effective enforcement and more deterrence. However, despite common substantive rules, national authorities must rely on national procedural powers when applying EU law. Where those powers are not fully developed, both the NCAs' effectiveness as enforcers and the level playing field in the single market risk being undermined. The time is therefore ripe to consider boosting the enforcement powers of NCAs. Margrethe Vestager (@vestager) is European Commissioner for Competition. She is a former Danish Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior and former Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark. The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) was established in ...
Editor’s note: Due to an editing error, a sequence in a report last Thursday about funding for ISIS included footage of Russian air strikes on ISIS oil resources, instead of the US air strikes referenced. Keen observers in the NewsHour audience picked up on the mistake and alerted us to it. The NewsHour regrets the error. GWEN IFILL: But, first, we turn to the question of why it’s so tough to choke off the supply of money to ISIS. There are new calls for countries to crack down on groups that may be financing them. Earlier today, authorities in Kuwait, which suffered its worst attack from ISIS this summer, arrested members of a cell providing money and arms to the terrorists. New estimates show the militants have resources in the Middle East that go much deeper. Our economics correspondent, Paul Solman, begins, part of our Making Sense series, which airs every Thursday on the NewsHour. PAUL SOLMAN: Since the Paris attacks this weekend, the forces arrayed against ISIS have been poun ...