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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.
||CleanTen Years Later Pt 3: The Next Crisis||In our third and final episode on the 2008 financial crisis, Kate & Luigi look at recent volatility in the markets and try to predict the cause of the next financial crash with help from prominent economists Robert Shiller and Lawrence Summers.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive taping of Capitalisn't in Chicago on October 8th||Join us for a live taping of Capitalisn't on October 8 in Chicago! Author Yascha Mounk will discuss his latest book, The People vs. Democracy, with co-hosts Luigi Zingales and Kate Waldock. Click here for details and free tickets! https://www.eventbrite||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTen Years Later Pt 2: The Aftermath||The second in a 3-part series on the 2008 financial crisis. In the weeks after the crash Luigi remembers petitioning the government for a better bank bailout. Looking back, he and Kate review everything from TARP to Dodd-Frank to see how we averted a wo||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTen Years Later Pt 1: The Build-Up||The first in a 3-part series on the 2008 financial crisis. Kate tells Luigi about being an intern at Lehman Brothers when it collapsed and then we debate the causes including subprime mortgages, investor fraud and an ill-advised speech from former Presi||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSex, Power and the Ivory Tower||Economists experience their first major #MeToo moment. Kate and Luigi explore the larger implications of a recent case involving a Columbia University professor who was found liable for retaliation against a female junior faculty member.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntitrust Pt 3: The Europeans||Our third and final episode on antitrust law looks at the E.U.'s recent $5 billion fine against Google. Kate and Luigi hear about double-sided markets from Nobel-winning economist Jean Tirole and explore the E.U. vs. U.S. approach to antitrust enforceme||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntitrust Pt 2: The Populists||The second in a special 3-part series on antitrust law. Kate and Luigi talk with Lina Khan, author of the article “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox,” and a member of the New Brandeis Movement, which believes that antitrust enforcement should be more br||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAntitrust Pt 1: The Establishment||The first in a special 3-part series on antitrust law. In the wake of the approved merger between giants AT&T and Time Warner, Kate and Luigi talk with a leading expert, Carl Shapiro, about the evolving concept of consumer welfare and whether antitrust||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Reluctant Central Banker||Do central bankers have too much power? Paul Tucker, a former official at the Bank of England during the 2008 financial crisis and author of the new book 'Unelected Power,' explains to Kate and Luigi how technocratic hubris can imperil democracy.||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbdomenable Transactions||Should a kidney be sold to the highest bidder? Luigi and Kate debate Nobel-winning economist Al Roth whose algorithm for kidney transplants has saved more than 6000 lives. Roth says matching markets could be used for everything from online dating to the||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll Roads Lead to Rome||Why was Steve Bannon in Rome last week? Luigi and Kate look at the recent formation of Italy's populist government and analyze Bannon's attempt to forge a similar left-right coalition in the U.S. uniting supporters of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Billion 'Truman Shows'||Tristan Harris, a former design ethicist at Google and “the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience,” warns Kate & Luigi about targeted digital advertising that creates individual, orchestrated experiences dictated by nothing more than an a||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpinions for Sale||As ad revenue continues to decline more and more news organizations are turning to paid and sponsored content. Luigi and Kate revisit the decades-old music payola scandal and debate how to ensure proper disclosure in the digital age.||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMo Crypto Mo Problems||In the brave new world of cryptocurrency the latest frenzy involves Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), which make Bitcoin look tame by comparison. Luigi and Kate explore this volatile, largely unregulated market and consider creating their own ICO.||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorse Than Brexit||‘Quitaly.’ ‘Italeave.’ Whatever you call it, Italy’s recent election results are stoking fears that the once staunch supporter of the EU may be the next country to exit. Kate asks Luigi, our resident Italian expert, how we got here and why it||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRegulating Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction||10 years after dark pools of derivatives contributed to the Great Recession, former Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner Sharon Bowen tells Kate & Luigi how she helped bring transparency to the market and visited a few grain silos along the way.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Firm Grip on the Labor Market||The U.S. economy may be booming, but despite a recent uptick wage growth remains stubbornly flat. Kate & Luigi examine the effect of monopsonies in the labor market among concentrated industries like Big Tech. Are companies colluding against workers and||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanO. Contin Pusher, M.D.||Are doctors and pharmaceutical companies to blame for the opioid epidemic? Kate & Luigi look at the role of supply and demand in fueling the distribution of prescription painkillers, and discuss the regulatory ramifications for medical marijuana.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Moral Case Against the MBA||Are elite MBA programs producing morally bankrupt administrators? Duff McDonald, author of “The Golden Passport,” tries to convince Luigi & Kate that conflicts of interest and flawed case studies amount to an unethical education that harms society.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCapital Isn't in the 21st Century||Five years after Thomas Piketty’s surprise bestseller captured the zeitgeist of an anxious age, Kate and Luigi revisit the book to see how it holds up in the current political and economic climate. The verdict? Intriguing analysis, but limited impact.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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