Best the economy podcasts we could find (Updated June 2018)
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On The Economy
Monthly
 
Jared Bernstein and Ben Spielberg debunk some false solutions offered in response to real economic problems and discuss policies that can reduce inequality and boost opportunities for low- and middle-income people.
 
Every week, the Weekly Radio Crux will synthesize the hottest topics on the airwaves and bring them to you in a short audio report. If you love listening to financial podcasts but just can't find the time to listen to them all, the Weekly Radio Crux is for you.
 
The Selfiepreneur Podcast supports the articles written at selfiepreneur.com - These are everyday principles for solo-entrepreneurs, wantrepreneurs, freelancers, and business professionals alike. Let's be better; together.
 
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We The Economy
Weekly+
 
Everyone is talking about the economy, but who can explain it? Award­-winning directors and leading economic experts team up for a surprising and thought­-provoking short­film series that tackles 20 essential questions about the U.S. economy through comedy, animation, music-dance, documentary, and scripted films.
 
Green Currency: Plants in the Economy (2011)
 
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We The Economy
Weekly+
 
Everyone is talking about the economy, but who can explain it? Award­-winning directors and leading economic experts team up for a surprising and thought­-provoking short­film series that tackles 20 essential questions about the U.S. economy through comedy, animation, music-dance, documentary, and scripted films.
 
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The last episode of Season 1 marks the end of Ben’s tenure at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Jared interviews Ben about his thoughts on the economics profession, the policy process, and Washington, DC.Musical Interlude: Haydn’s “Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major” by Mischa Maisky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tAvhIyw-BY…
 
Republicans in Congress say they want tax reform, but tax cuts for the rich are what they’re really pursuing. Back by popular demand, Chye-Ching Huang joins the beginning and end of the show to unpack what the GOP is trying to do, share some music from New Zealand, and crack a solid joke. Jared and Ben also interview Vanessa Williamson and Kimb ...…
 
In advance of Labor Day, Sandy Darity, Darrick Hamilton, and Mark Paul join Jared and Ben to talk about their bold proposal to transform the labor market: a federal job guarantee. It would have the potential to reap huge rewards in terms of eliminating involuntary unemployment, reducing poverty, improving job quality, and allocating resources t ...…
 
Health care redux! Ben and Jared revisit the health care debate with Sarah Lueck and Jon Walker, exploring where things stand, where they might go next, and the role of “path dependency.” Plus, some classic American poetry from Chuck Berry.Jon's proposal for transitioning to a single-payer health care system ("Medical Insurance and Care for All ...…
 
In Jared’s first episode back from China, he and Ben interview Arloc Sherman and Tazra Mitchell about the effectiveness of safety net programs. As Arloc and Tazra describe, programs like SNAP (formerly called food stamps) and the Earned Income Tax Credit, which provide poor families with income assistance, carry both near-term and long-term ben ...…
 
Few people deny inequality’s existence anymore, but its nature and causes are still hotly debated. Along with Richard Reeves and Marshall Steinbaum, Ben and Jared explore a couple theories of what’s driving income and wealth concentration among the rich and some policies that could potentially curb it.Musical Interlude: "Chant a Psalm" by Steel ...…
 
Money scarcity is a real thing. I would even venture to say that, in our country, money is the root of scarcity.Scarcity is driven into all of us at the very beginning of understanding trade. We no longer are taught to understand trade through value but now, more than ever, we understand trade through money. And, because money is a limited reso ...…
 
I live a pretty luxurious lifestyle. It’s mine though. And, it’s a life of luxury that I feel is right for me.I don’t drive a half-million dollar car or live in a mansion. Although I work for myself, I still have to work. But, I have decided for me what happiness looks like and I pursue it daily. While I’m constantly looking to level up, my gre ...…
 
My nephew asked me once, “What’s the best way to invest your money?” I’m not sure that my response was a surprise to him, though. I’m a big fan of asking, “What do you want out of life?” Once you know that part, you can put your time and money into achieving it.Now, Jim Rohn (always quoted on this site) said, ‘Work hard at your job and you can ...…
 
It’s time to take all that we’ve discussed during the series and put it on display.If you haven’t checked out the previous articles, I invite you to take advantage of them.Our next series will be on finance; money time!If you want to make sure you don’t miss an article, take 2 seconds to find the subscribe button and get in there.I’m looking fo ...…
 
In this episode, we will break down a goal into an actionable outline. I hope you have been following along or at least caught up with On Goals: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.By now you have changed your bulleted goals list from "5000 subscribers to the podcast/email list," to a full commitment with purpose like, "I will earn 5000 subscribers to t ...…
 
There are a lot of conversations on the types of goals that exist. In this article, we are going to talk briefly about types of goals in a way I have yet to find discussed.When I did my search for goal types I was given things like financial, spiritual, emotional and the like. While those delineations are important, I want to shift our approach ...…
 
The greatest benefit of setting goals isn’t achieving them. It’s the process that you must go through and the person you become in order to achieve your goal. – Jim RohnI have said before that we need to be more in love with the process than the prize.The quote above from Jim Rohn illustrates why that is so important. If you are setting good go ...…
 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? That time of year where we realize how we either had a great year or it just wasn’t our year. Then we make those incredible forecasts like “new year, new me.” And, we resolve to be better in a little while than we are right now…If you haven’t caught it yet, I think it’s a little ridiculous.If you ...…
 
We often hear phrases like “perception is reality” that contradict other phrases like “things aren’t always what they seem.” What do they mean though? And which is more accurate?There are different schools of thought on the matter from realists, to optimists, to absolutists. Each of those hold principles that will force you to interpret the phr ...…
 
When I did a search to define legacy it gave me something I wasn’t expecting. Legacy is defined primarily as a gift, particularly money or personal possession, that is willed to another.I thought that was inheritance so of course I had to look that word up to. Inheritance is poorly defined but is considered synonymous with legacy or endowment.W ...…
 
How do pandemics impact the global economy? A sick child. A massive outbreak in Liberia. A sudden spread to Sierra Leone and Guinea, then Senegal, then Nigeria. A nurse in Spain, a healthcare worker in Texas. The recent outbreak of Ebola is devastating but it can still be traced back to one isolated tragedy.…
 
How do pandemics impact the global economy? A sick child. A massive outbreak in Liberia. A sudden spread to Sierra Leone and Guinea, then Senegal, then Nigeria. A nurse in Spain, a healthcare worker in Texas. The recent outbreak of Ebola is devastating but it can still be traced back to one isolated tragedy.…
 
What are the Causes of inequality? In Monkey Business, filmmaker Shola Lynch chats with economists from across the political spectrum to help explain the causes of economic inequality, with help from a couple of mammalian friends.
 
What are the Causes of inequality? In Monkey Business, filmmaker Shola Lynch chats with economists from across the political spectrum to help explain the causes of economic inequality, with help from a couple of mammalian friends.
 
Where do our tax dollars go? We Americans spend a lot of time arguing over how our tax dollars are spent. But do we focus on the right things? Or have we been misdirected? Two-time Oscar winning director Barbara Kopple focuses her lens on answers that many may find startling.
 
John Steele Gordon explains why is it so hard for average people to understand the economy, part of the WE THE ECONOMY Series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
Greg Ip shares the most important things everyone should know about the stock market, part of the WE THE ECONOMY sereis. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
What do banks do with our deposits? You think that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguard and that a dollar bill is money. Well, you’re wrong. Like, really wrong.
 
John Steele Gordon and Dean Baker address questions about healthcare, part of the WE THE ECONOMY Series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
John Steele Gordon shares some fun facts about money as part of the WE THE ECONOMY series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
Why does the U.S. fund foreign aid? The United States spends approximately $37 billion dollars a year on foreign aid - just under 1% of our federal budget. THE FOREIGN AID PARADOX zeroes in on food aid to Haiti and how it affects American farming and shipping interests as well as Haiti’s own agricultural markets. The result: a surprising study ...…
 
Greg Ip explains why is it so hard for average people to understand the economy, part of the WE THE ECONOMY Series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
Greg Ip discusses the scientific and artistic aspects of Economics, part of the WE THE ECONOMY series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
What causes a recession? Choreographed by Pilobolus dance company and narrated by economic historian John Steele Gordon, Lee Hirsch’s “Recession” mounts an entertaining and educational look at what causes an economic recession and how recovery is stimulated.
 
John Steele Gordon and Dean Baker address questions about regulation, part of the WE THE ECONOMY Series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
John Steele Gordon discusses the scientific and artistic aspects of Economics, part of the WE THE ECONOMY series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
What is the global trade system? What does it mean to have a globalized economy? And is it good for us? Bob Balaban wrangles seven experts to break it all down as a troupe of comedic actors enliven the commentary.
 
Neil Irwin explains why is it so hard for average people to understand the economy, part of the WE THE ECONOMY Series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
Neil Irwin discusses the scientific and artistic aspects of Economics, part of the WE THE ECONOMY series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
How does Wall Street influence the economy? On the heels of the financial crisis, Wall Street for some has become synonymous with corruption and greed. Director Joe Berlinger takes us to the epicenter of the financial world – the New York Stock Exchange – to learn how Wall Street really influences the economy and impacts all of our lives.…
 
Annalyn Kurtz explains why is it so hard for average people to understand the economy, part of the WE THE ECONOMY Series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
John Steele Gordon shares the top 5 things everyone should know about the tax system, part of the WE THE ECONOMY series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
What happens when jobs disappear? Detroit has been the poster child for the loss of well-paid manufacturing jobs, but this trend impacts communities all over the country. How does a great American city bounce back?
 
Dean Baker talks about offshoring, part of the WE THE ECONOMY Series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
Neil Irwin outlines the pros and cons of income inequality, part of the WE THE ECONOMY series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
Why is our tax system so complicated? Teachers have long relied on educational cartoons with catchy songs to simplify everything from grammar to government. Can a cartoon conquer a challenge like today’s tax system, with its ever-changing, 75,000 pages of laws? With retro flair, TAXATION NATION looks into how our tax system does – and doesn’t – ...…
 
Jodi N. Beggs explains why is it so hard for average people to understand the economy, part of the WE THE ECONOMY Series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
Greg Ip shares the top 5 most surprising things about the financial collapse, part of the WE THE ECONOMY series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
How did the economy get started? Meet Ugg, Glugg and Tugg, three enterprising cave men who accidentally invented trade, marketing and the base elements of the modern market economy.
 
Is China’s boom good for our economy? “Made by China in America” turns a cinematic lens on the interconnected narratives of everyday workers, leaders and business executives, and local community members in South Carolina, providing a nuanced perspective on China’s economic boom, version 2.0, and its promising impact on the U.S. economy.…
 
Dean Baker shares the top 5 most shocking things about the economy, part of the WE THE ECONOMY series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
Neil Irwin discusses the importance of the middle class, part of the WE THE ECONOMY series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
Why do we have budget deficits and a national debt? In this free-wheeling animated film, you’ll see how Congress and public officials use and manage debt, and why it matters to you.
 
Dean Baker explains why is it so hard for average people to understand the economy, part of the WE THE ECONOMY Series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com and join the conversation at #wetheeconomy
 
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