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Is capitalism the engine of destruction or the engine of prosperity? On this podcast we talk about the ways capitalism is—or more often isn’t—working in our world today. Hosted by Vanity Fair contributing editor, Bethany McLean and world renowned economics professor Luigi Zingales, we explain how capitalism can go wrong, and what we can do to fix it. Cover photo attributions: https://www.chicagobooth.edu/research/stigler/about/capitalisnt
 
In the second season of “Beyond Unprecedented: The Post-Pandemic Economy,” co-hosts Eric Talley, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and co-director of the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership, and Millstein Center research fellow Kate Waldock ’23 are joined by experts to examine the pandemic’s lingering economic effects on workers, investors, and corporations. Brought to you by Columbia Law School and the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global Markets an ...
 
The Homeschool Compass podcast is all about finding confidence in community and help in the wisdom of those who have gone before us. We’ll talk with the seasoned pioneers of the homeschool movement as well as parents who are currently living the daily joys and challenges of homeschooling. We have so much to learn from each other! Visit us at HomeschoolCompass.com for ongoing encouragement and support. And wherever you are in your homeschool journey, know that you are loved and you are not alone.
 
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Last year, Capitalisn’t featured two episodes on the pluses and minuses of meritocracy. Supporters of meritocracy, such as Adrian Wooldrige, emphasize its ethical dimension. Critics, such as Michael Sandel, emphasize the luck component. At the end of the day, it is an empirical question, albeit a difficult one: How much of “success” is driven by ef…
 
Yanis Varoufakis is a vocal critic of capitalism. He is a Greek academic, writer, and politician – as former Minister of Finance, led negotiations during the government debt crisis of 2015. But even as the founder of the left-wing political party MeRA25 (European Realistic Disobedience Front) in 2018, he laments the bankruptcy of today’s left. He d…
 
Deschooling is simply taking the opportunity to give yourself a break and find new ways to learn. In today's conversation Colleen Kessler shares how she went from being a public school educator to a reluctant homeschool parent and how she came to embrace the freedom and flexibility of homeschooling. You can find show notes for this episode at http:…
 
Increased polarization in America has meant more political homogeneity across our digital, social, and civic spaces. But what about our workplaces, where so many Americans spend a bulk of their time?Associate Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth, Elisabeth Kempf, has new data and research out looking at political alignment within corporate executi…
 
In the venture capital industry, overwhelmingly white male investors provide funding to white male entrepreneurs. In Season 2 episode 4, Professor Eric Talley and Research Fellow Kate Waldock ’23 are joined by Columbia Law School professor Talia Gillis and co-founder of Act One Ventures Alejandro Guerrero to discuss how to build racial and gender e…
 
Vivek Ramaswamy, a scientist, lawyer, and former venture capitalist and entrepreneur, has a new book out: "Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam". In this book, he argues that "wokeism" has become a way for corporations to wrap themselves in a mantle, which then furthers the idea of crony capitalism and extends their power into…
 
Shareholder activists are trying to force corporations to act on climate change and diversity. In S2 Ep3 Anne E. Robinson ’94 of Vanguard joins co-hosts Professor Eric Talley and Millstein Center Research Fellow Kate Waldock to discuss when and how institutional investors are willing to join proxy battles.…
 
Lara is a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, mom of 2, and creator of A Gentle Advent resources. In this episode she shares her heart to help families slow down and experience the richness of the Advent season through shared tradition, reflection, and remembrance. You can find show notes for this episode at homeschoolcompass.com/podcast Connect with Lar…
 
The monopoly power of massive tech platforms has thrust antitrust law back into the spotlight in recent years. But while everyone was focused on monopoly power, a handful of academics have actually been looking into monopsony power. Specifically, how employers in highly concentrated labor markets use anticompetitive methods to suppress wages.Univer…
 
A new season of “Beyond Unprecedented: The Post-Pandemic Economy” examines law, business, and capital markets in a world changed by COVID-19. The hosts kick off the season with NPR’s Stacey Vanek Smith to discuss what constitutes the new normal in the current economy. Brought to you by Columbia Law School and the Ira M. Millstein Center for Global …
 
Histories are often relegated to the sidelines of economic study. But what do we lose in our theories when we only focus on the math and models? In his new book, “Ages of American Capitalism”, University of Chicago historian Jonathan Levy looks at the turning points in the history of capitalism and what those moments can teach us about today.…
 
In September China's second largest real-estate developer, Evergrande, missed an $83.5 million debt payment. Skeptics and bears on China have long said that its property market, which makes up some 30 percent of GDP, is over-leveraged and overheated. The recent news has people asking...are the bears right, and could this be China's Lehman Moment.On…
 
Laura Booz is a farm wife, homeschooling mom to six, and author of the new book, Expect Something Beautiful: Finding God's Good Gifts in Motherhood. In this episode, Laura shares how she has experienced God's love and care in profound ways through her mothering, and she invites us to join her in seeking God's presence as we homeschool our kids. You…
 
If Claudia Goldin, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, wins the Nobel Prize in Economics next week, no-one will be surprised. Her work studying the intersection of gender and labor has been vital, both to the world and the field. But there's a curious argument in her newest book "Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey Toward Equi…
 
Tina homeschooled her two children from birth to high school graduation. Now she encourages and equips other homeschool parents with her website, The Homeschool Resource Roadmap, and her new book, 8 Great Smarts for Homeschoolers. You can find show notes for this episode at https://homeschoolcompass.com/podcast/ Order your copy of 8 Great Smarts fo…
 
We’re taking a week off as school starts back up, but we wanted to reshare this episode with you this week. For a show about economics, we talk about democracy a lot. But there’s an important reason for that. Without a strong democracy to build capitalism on top of, it’ll always be an isn’t. So please enjoy our conversation about the important inte…
 
Environmental, social and governance investing, also know as ESG, has exploded in recent years. It promises to help us solve problems like climate change and inequality all while allowing investors to still turn a profit.But BlackRock’s former global chief investment office for sustainable investing, Tariq Fancy, says it isn't what's being advertis…
 
Capitalism doesn't work without democracy. So, it's particularly concerning that polarization and fundamentalism are threatening the underlying principles that make our democracy possible.A new book by Northwestern President and economist Morton Schapiro and literary scholar Gary Saul Morson called "Minds Wide Shut" explores the forces that are des…
 
Today I'm joined by Beth Corcoran, a homeschool mom of 8 living in Oklahoma and host of the Flamingo Feathers Podcast. We discuss the benefits and challenges of special needs homeschooling, how to find community, and what to do when others aren't supportive of your decision to homeschool. You can find show notes for this episode at homeschoolcompas…
 
Does meritocracy create a better world for everyone, or does it create massive inequality? There's been a lot of debate in the last few years about meritocracy, and it's become even more pressing in light of the pandemic. If essential workers are "essential", are they really less meritorious than a banker or accountant? So, we decided to discuss bo…
 
The University of Chicago Podcast Network is excited to announce the launch of a new show, it’s called "Entitled" and it’s about human rights. Co-hosted by lawyers and UChicago Law School Professors, Claudia Flores and Tom Ginsburg, Entitled explores the stories around why rights matter and what’s the matter with rights.We’re going to share the fir…
 
Does meritocracy create a better world for everyone, or does it create massive inequality? There's been a lot of debate in the last few years about meritocracy, and it's become even more pressing in light of the pandemic. If essential workers are "essential", are they really less meritorious than a banker or accountant? So, we decided to discuss bo…
 
Jessica is a homeschool mom of 1 who equips families to become lifelong learners. She will inspire you with her tips for saving a homeschool day that's going all wrong, navigating the challenges of homeschooling an only, adding games to your homeschool days, and much more. Find show notes for this episode at https://homeschoolcompass.com/podcast/…
 
If shareholders are the owners of a company, they should be able to get that company to do what they want. But what happens when shareholders want something other than profits at any cost?In a major moment for what's come to be called "shareholder capitalism", activist hedge fund Engine No. 1 successfully claimed three seats on Exxon's board of dir…
 
There are plenty of lingering questions about the development of the coronavirus vaccine. How was the pricing decided? Did the public-private partnership with the government work? Who's right in the debate over patent rights and profit sharing?There's no better person to put these questions to than David Meline, the CFO of Moderna. He joins our pod…
 
Durenda Wilson homeschooled her eight children and prepared them to become healthy, successful adults in just four hours a day or less. If you’ve ever doubted whether you’re doing enough, this conversation is for you. You can find show notes for this episode at https://homeschoolcompass.com/podcast/ Order your copy of The Four-Hour School Day here:…
 
Can lawyers save the planet? In Columbia Law’s new limited-series podcast, Defending the Planet, Professor Michael B. Gerrard and leading experts go beyond the headlines and political ping-ponging to discuss combating the climate crisis using one of the most important and effective tools at our disposal: the law. Listen wherever you get your podcas…
 
Occupy Wall Street, Italy's Five Star Movement, the indignados in Spain—we've seen an increase in anti-elite protests by a disabused public over the last two decades. But what has caused this "revolt of the public"?Martin Gurri, Visiting Fellow at George Mason University's Mercatus Center and former CIA media analyst, argues that elites have overpr…
 
In the last few decades, American wages have stagnated for everyone except those at the very top. Yet, during this same period, worker productivity and corporate profits have soared. Why these two trends have coincided has perplexed economists. But, in a new book, economist Jan Eeckhout proposes a simple answer: market power. We discuss his proposa…
 
Today I share a conversation with mom and math educator Kate Snow. We cover what to do when your child hates math, how to know when it’s time to change curriculum, and more. You can find show notes for this episode at HomeschoolCompass.com/Podcast Connect with Kate at kateshomeschoolmath.com/ Kate’s award-winning Math Facts That Stick series: https…
 
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