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.
On The Fun Half: Rick Perry says President arraigned the Bergdahl prison swap to distract from the VA scandal, “President Obama” responds to Perry, Keith Ablow says President Obama isn’t connected to America, how the right distorts economics, and your calls and IMs.
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