Andrew Sayer lectures on his book “Why we can’t afford the rich”.
How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown
Professor Philip Mirowski author of Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown, explains the intellectual history of Neo-liberalism, what Neo-liberals believe, making capitalists think differently, the role of think tanks in Neo-liberalism, the mythology of market supremacy, how Facebook teaches you to be a Neo-liberal agent, shaming and Neo-liberalism, how policy movements are built, climate and the affordable care act and Neo-liberal power and how the left can respond to Neo-liberal dominance.
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Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India
In what may be a unique social experiment, three pilot basic income schemes were conducted in India between 2010 and 2013, in which over 6,000 men, women and children received universal, equal and completely unconditional monthly cash payments. Guy Standing reports on the main outcomes, looking at the effects on sanitation, nutrition, health, schooling, economic activity, women’s status, specific vulnerable groups, and social attitudes more broadly.
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Robert Skidelsky – The Future of Work
Lord Robert Skidelksy’s keynote presentation, The Future of Work. Presented at the 12th International Post-Keynesian Conference. Recorded Saturday, September 27, 2014.
Paul Davidson – Keynes’s Forgotten Lessons
INET Executive Director Robert Johnson talks with Journal of Post Keynesian Economics co-founder Paul Davidson about Davidson’s book The Keynes Solution: The Path to Global Economic Prosperity.
Davidson discusses Keynes’s oft-forgotten insights into the foundational assumptions of economics. Classical economists were treated as “Euclidians in a non-Euclidian world,” Davidson says. “When they saw parallel lines intersecting they rebuked them for intersecting.” Keynes saw that the problem with Euclidean economics was what he called uncertainty, meaning the idea that the future cannot be predicted from the past — an insight that modern economics too often ignores.
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The Super-Rich and Us
Jacques Peretti investigates how the super-rich are transforming Britain. In part one, he looks at why the wealthy were drawn to Britain and meets the super-rich themselves.
Featuring Ha-Joon Chang, Thomas Piketty, and Richard Brooks.
Watch episode 2 here, which features David Graeber, among others.
Social Democracy and the Creation of Modern Europe
Sheri Berman, professor of political science, Barnard College; author, The Primacy of Politics: Social Democracy and the Making of Europe’s Twentieth Century (2006) and The Social Democratic Moment: Ideas and Politics in the Making of Interwar Europe (1998); “Social Democracy and the Creation of Modern Europe”
Nicholas Shaxson on Tax Havens and the Banking system
Nicholas Shaxson on Tax Havens and the Banking system.
Piketty on the Real News
Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the 21st Century, tells us about his study of the history of income and wealth since the 18th century.
Ha-Joon Chang on Economics
In the following video Ha-Joon Chang gives a lecture on his latest book, which is an introduction to economics, titled Economics: The User’s Guide. As an introductory text it covers all the main areas of the field. Rather usefully at the end of each chapter it has a further reading section. This gives an idea of the basic books the Cambridge professor would recommend to cover the whole discipline of economics. The books from this section have been compiled into a list titled Ha-Joon Chang’s Introduction to Economics Book List.