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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:
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4.6 stars from 473 ratings
Rigorous, wide-ranging topics and hosts who are willing to change their own thinking based on new ideas that conflict with their prior opinions.
esqrama via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/25/21
Pay Gap episode
Deft handling: When the guest introduced partisanship via a cheap joke, neither host offered even a faint chuckle. That dynamic allowed the forge ahead into fresh pay-gap terrain (PE/hedge funds) that the guest indicated she needed to research further. Had the podcast veered into political...Read full review »
CarlW1318 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
Not very good
Second by second gas lighting polylogism. Unaware of human action. This is neoclassical top down crapshoot.
Fedmari via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/21
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