Economics

Network cables in a server room in New York City, 2014.

How Foreverism Degrades Our Culture, With Grafton Tanner How Foreverism Degrades Our Culture, With Grafton Tanner

On this episode of Tech Won't Save Us, a discussion about the dangers of companies’ co-opting nostalgia.

Feb 22, 2024 / Audio / Paris Marx

Union members picket outside a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa., Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike.)

The UAW’s Historic Victory—Plus, Elon Musk and American Democracy The UAW’s Historic Victory—Plus, Elon Musk and American Democracy

On this episode of Start Making Sense, Harold Meyerson analyzes the auto strike, and David Nasaw talks about Tesla and Twitter.

Oct 12, 2023 / Audio / Jon Wiener

Supporters and workers cheer as United Auto Workers members go on strike at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant on September 15, 2023, in Wayne, Mich.

Trump and the Auto Strike—Plus, the Politics of Insecurity Trump and the Auto Strike—Plus, the Politics of Insecurity

On this episode of Start Making Sense, Nelson Lichtenstein analyzes the politics of the UAW strike, and Astra Taylor talks about “manufactured insecurity.”

Sep 21, 2023 / Audio / Jon Wiener

Banners on Harvard's campus

The Case For Abolishing Harvard The Case For Abolishing Harvard

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Matt Bruenig discusses how elite private schools support plutocracy.

Jul 30, 2023 / Audio / Jeet Heer

US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy and inflation in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on January 12, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Establishment Economics Is Under Siege Establishment Economics Is Under Siege

Podcast / The Time of Monsters / Jun 21, 2023 Establishment Economics Is Under Siege On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Marshall Steinbaum weighs in on the inflation de…

Jun 21, 2023 / Audio

Speaker of the House Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) speaks to reporters on his way to the House Chamber at the US Capitol on May 15, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Slaying the Debt Ceiling Dragon Slaying the Debt Ceiling Dragon

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Jeff Hauser discusses why negotiating with the Republicans is no solution.

May 17, 2023 / Audio / Jeet Heer

John Nichols on the Failing Banks and Failing Regulations; Plus Gregg Gonsalves on Masks and Covid

John Nichols on the Failing Banks and Failing Regulations; Plus Gregg Gonsalves on Masks and Covid John Nichols on the Failing Banks and Failing Regulations; Plus Gregg Gonsalves on Masks and Covid

On this episode of Start Making Sense, we highlight the senators who warned of the need for greater bank regulation and we review the evidence that masks work to prevent COVID...

Mar 16, 2023 / Audio / Jon Wiener and Start Making Sense

US Senator Kyrsten Sinema

How to Defeat Kyrsten Sinema; Plus Universal Basic Income in LA How to Defeat Kyrsten Sinema; Plus Universal Basic Income in LA

On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, Steve Phillips talks about Arizona politics, and Sasha Abramsky reports on fighting poverty in Southern California.

Jan 26, 2023 / Audio / Start Making Sense and Jon Wiener

Abortion Rights Battles Return in the 2023 Elections, Plus Wages at Walmart

Abortion Rights Battles Return in the 2023 Elections, Plus Wages at Walmart Abortion Rights Battles Return in the 2023 Elections, Plus Wages at Walmart

On this week's episode of Start Making Sense, John Nichols discusses politics and Rick Wartzman comments on America’s biggest employer.

Jan 19, 2023 / Audio / Jon Wiener and Start Making Sense

Amy Littlefield  on How Abortion Rights Triumphed in Kansas, Plus Barbara Ehrenreich Remembered

Amy Littlefield on How Abortion Rights Triumphed in Kansas, Plus Barbara Ehrenreich Remembered Amy Littlefield on How Abortion Rights Triumphed in Kansas, Plus Barbara Ehrenreich Remembered

On this week’s episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, on-the-ground reporting from Kansas and an interview with the late Barbara Ehrenreich.

Sep 8, 2022 / Audio / Jon Wiener and Start Making Sense

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