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Exchange is a regular conversation with some of the most influential movers and shakers in business and markets hosted by Rob Cox, global editor of Breakingviews, the commentary publication of Thomson Reuters.
||CleanThe Exchange: James Ledbetter||During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump suggested the United States revisit the gold standard. So did his rivals Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Ben Carson. Why are Americans so obsessed with the shiny rock, both as a store of value and an investment? James...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: Tony Ressler||As co-founder and CEO of Ares, Tony Ressler oversees the management of $100 billion. During a recent conversation in Los Angeles, he talked about the bull market under President Trump, his firm's struggling investment in Neiman Marcus and the risi...||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: Henry Kaufman||As chief economist at Salomon Brothers in the 1970s, Henry Kaufman was known as Dr. Doom for his gloomy prognostications about the economy and markets. Kaufman swung by Times Square to discuss the "Trump bump," the Fed, Wall Street culture an...||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: Festival season||The first episode of our "Summer Reading" series kicks off on a musical note. The Governors Ball co-founder discusses the economics of putting on a music festival, the business of live music and life as part of Live Nation, the world's l...||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: Anthony Scaramucci||Support for Donald Trump's presidential campaign is thin on Wall Street. The financial industry has by and large cast its bet with his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Not Anthony Scaramucci. The founder of SkyBridge capital, who once backed fell...||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEconomic Dream Team Machine||With the U.S. presidential election entering its final days, the jockeying for prime roles in helping shape economic policy has begun in earnest. Who will run the Department of Treasury? Who will advise the next occupant of the White House on economic ...||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: Judy Shelton||Donald Trump has made a lot of promises to spur U.S. economic growth if he becomes president. Judy Shelton, co-director of the Sound Money Project, is one of the economists working with the GOP nominee to turn this pledge into action. She sat down with...||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: Ruchir Sharma||Want to know which emerging markets will thrive and which will fail? Listen to Morgan Stanley Investment Management's chief global strategist as he ticks through his ten metrics for determining the fate of economies. Hint: China is in a bad place....||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: The Trace's editor||James Burnett, editor of The Trace, an independent, non-profit media organization dedicated to expanding coverage of guns in the United States, swings by Times Square to discuss legislative responses to the horrific killing of 49 people at an Orlando n...||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: Jeb Hensarling||Congressman Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, discusses his proposal to replace the sweeping Wall Street reforms of the Dodd-Frank Act, which was passed after the 2008 crisis. The Texas Republican also discussed h...||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Wilson's good vibes||The Beach Boys founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer took a break from his "Pet Sounds" 50th anniversary world tour to talk about the iconic album. Wilson shares his studio memories, discusses the pain of writing a new autobiography and o...||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: ‘Europe is a cesspool of deflationary forces’||Yanis Varoufakis joins Rob Cox, global editor of Breakingviews, to talk about his new book, “And the Weak Suffer What They Must?”, the state of the EU, and the implications of a potential Brexit and Trump presidency.||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLord Browne of L1 Energy||The former BP chief swings by Times Square to discuss his new book on how companies can radically engage with the wider world and become more inclusive to the benefit of owners. He also talks about the potential for M&A in the energy business, the ...||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: The rise of shareholder activism||Hedge fund manager Jeff Gramm pops over to Times Square to discuss his new book, "Dear Chairman," which chronicles eight decades of pushy investing from Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett to Carl Icahn and Dan Loeb, and what this history mean...||3/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: How Garry Kasparov sees the chess match between Russia and the West||Garry Kasparov, a Russian opposition leader who was ranked as the world's best chess player for most of 20 years, has a problem with the West’s response to Vladimir Putin’s Russia and warns of the dangers of the nation's global influence. The...||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEl Presidente of Barstool Sports||Dave Portnoy, founder of the oft-controversial sports blog website, swings by Times Square to discuss the sale of a majority stake to The Chernin Group, his plans for world domination, moving to New York and a Super Bowl without the Patriots. The Exc...||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan||Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is playing the role of the adult in the room while the Republican presidential candidates one-up each other with increasingly outrageous rhetoric. The new house speaker chided Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims ...||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: Joe Stiglitz||The Nobel Prize-winning economist and author of a new book - "Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy" - believes both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are “right on” when it comes to the issue of income inequality. Democratic front-run...||11/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Exchange: Ben Bernanke||The former Federal Reserve chairman is unapologetic about the central bank’s response to the great financial crisis. As he tells Rob Cox, and outlines in his new book “The Courage to Act,” the Fed was given little help by a dysfunctional Congress, i||10/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
An outsider that should be embraced
This was a good interview and the economic insights of Varoufakis are worth considering. Not likely to see him on CNBC or FOX Business except as an opportunity by those stations to discredit him.