Episode

6/5 Suresh Naidu: Capital Eats the World

June 5, 2014

Suresh Naidu an Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University explains the public image of economics, the false assumption that economics is right wing, inequality and the trade and technology myth, why income inequality increases, the political uses of the wealth tax, why inequality needs to be addressed globally, understanding the structure of the economy, what Thomas Piketty misses in his critique, robots and middle class jobs, coercive exchange and economic and understanding capital and political power.

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