economics

December 19, 2017

Dr. Caley Horan: Insurance and Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States

December 19, 2017 - Insurance and Neoliberalism in America - As part of our ongoing conversation series with the Johns Hopkins Seminar in American Capitalism, we talk with MIT History Professor Dr. Caley Horan about her book project, Actuarial Age: Insurance and the Emergence of Neoliberalism in the Post WWII United States.
October 7, 2015
TPP (Credit: Wikimedia - Russavia)

Passage Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership

October 7, 2015 - Segment 1 - We take a look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that covers 40% of the world's economy.
January 29, 2015
Greece

What Does The Greek Election Mean For The Economy?

January 29, 2015 - Segment 3 - We examine the economic situation in Greece with Bhaskar Sunkara, Kostis Papadantonakis, and Mark Weisbrot.
September 8, 2014
Smith, Marx, Schumpeter and Keynes

Can 21st Century Capitalism And Marxist Theory Coexist?

September 5, 2014 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a special archive edition of The Marc Steiner Show, as a panel of political scientists and economists wrestle with the question: "Can 21st Century Capitalism And Marxist Theory Coexist?"
August 12, 2014
Baltimore Skyline

Economic Mobility: What Determines A Child’s Success in Baltimore?

August 11, 2014 - Segment 2 - We talk about a 30-year study in which Alexander and his team tracked 800 children in Baltimore from first grade until their late 20's to discover what factors determine success. The study found that a child's fate is often determined by family strength and the parents' financial status.
October 25, 2013
Dedrick-Muhammad

Dedrick Muhammad

October 25, 2013 - Segment 4 - Dedrick Muhammad, Senior Director of the Economic Department and Executive Director of the Financial Freedom Center at the NAACP, joins us to provide commentary on a study released last week out of Stanford University, finding that the "segregation of families by socioeconomic status" -- i.e., the rich living among the rich and the poor living among the poor -- has increased rapidly in recent decades.
October 22, 2013
Karl Marx

Could 21st Century Capitalism And Marxist Theory Coexist?

October 21, 2013 - Segment 2 - We reflect on our economic landscape and pose the question: was Marx right? We think about whether or not Marx has a place in today’s world and the future of the economy with a panel of economists and social scientists.