By Chicago Booth Review
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Capitalism is the engine of prosperity. Capitalism sows the seeds of its own demise. Could both be right? Economists Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago) and Kate Waldock (Georgetown) share the sort of irreverent banter you’d hear between economists at a bar, if economists were capable of sarcasm and social enough to go out to bars.
||CleanStrange Fedfellows||It’s been 6 years since a member of the Federal Reserve improperly leaked information to an analyst. Kate & Luigi wonder what's really changed. Is the Fed still too cozy with big banks, the media and others with a financial stake in monetary policy?||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCollege: What is it Good For?||As college enrollment goes up, social mobility continues its 50-year decline. Luigi and Kate look for answers in the latest research on the role of higher education. Are today’s universities engines of social mobility or simply bastions of privilege?||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMutual Understanding: Is Your 401k Working Against You?||Luigi shops for an airline ticket and ponders how our retirement investments might be hurting our wallets. New research suggests that giant mutual funds with large stakes in the companies of one industry can lead to reduced competition and higher prices||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanObama Wanted a Corporate Tax Cut Too||The new tax reform bill includes a dramatic reduction in the U.S. corporate tax rate. Is this a hand-out to the rich or a necessary measure to spur the economy? Luigi and Kate debate the pros and cons and break down the law’s impact on pass-through bu||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHail to the Chief of Facebook||Not long ago Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hinted at a run for political office. Luigi and Kate debate whether a President Zuckerberg would give the social media giant a dangerous monopoly. Should government regulators do something to limit its power?||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCapitalisn't Trailer||Luigi and Kate deliberate over the topics that will be discussed on Capitalisn't -- they range from market power to Italian history.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great new podcast!
Loved the trailer! Can't wait to hear more :)
Educational, thought-provoking, entertaining
I’ve been waiting for a podcast like this for a long time.
These people are smart and are talking about important yet overlooked issues. It is often political, yet the discussions they are having are also nonpartisan.
I could listen to the two hosts speak all day long.
In depth, enjoyable coverage
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