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 Jul 30, 2022

John C
 Feb 7, 2019
Splendid, nuanced critiques of our system of political economy.


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: If you would like to send us feedback, suggestions for guests we should bring on, or connect with Bethany and Luigi, please email: contact at capitalisnt dot com. If you like our show, we'd greatly appreciate you giving us a rating or a review. It helps other listeners find us too.

Episode Date
The Money Behind Ultra-Processed Foods, with Marion Nestle
May 23, 2024
The Economics of Student Protests
May 09, 2024
Is Private Credit In The Public Interest? with Jim Grant
Apr 25, 2024
Ralph Nader's Capitalism
Apr 11, 2024
The New Business Of News, with Ben Smith
Mar 28, 2024
Poverty in America: Terrible Scourge or a Measurement Error?
Mar 14, 2024
When a Few Financial Institutions Control Everything, with John Coates
Feb 29, 2024
Is Short Selling Dead? With Jim Chanos
Feb 15, 2024
Manufacturing Influence, with Emily Hund
Feb 01, 2024
The Capitalisn't of Banking, with Anat Admati
Jan 18, 2024
Ask Luigi Zingales Anything
Jan 04, 2024
Who Controls AI? With Sendhil Mullainathan
Dec 21, 2023
Raghuram Rajan’s Vision Of An Indian Path To Development
Dec 08, 2023
How Big Law Firms Shape Capitalism, With David Enrich
Nov 30, 2023
The Capitalisn't of Crypto: SBF and Beyond, with Zeke Faux
Nov 16, 2023
When Capitalism Becomes Tyranny, with Sohrab Ahmari
Nov 02, 2023
The Capitalisn't Of The U.S. COVID Response, With Bethany McLean
Oct 19, 2023
Science for Sale, with David Michaels
Oct 05, 2023
A Conservative Critique Of Capitalism, With Patrick Deneen
Sep 21, 2023
The Most Important Guidelines You Didn’t Know About, With Susan Athey
Sep 07, 2023
Key Lessons From The “Chicago Boys” Chile Experiment
Aug 31, 2023
The Evolution of Antitrust: From Brandeis To Biden
Aug 17, 2023
An Insider's Look At ESG Revisited
Aug 10, 2023
The Private Equity Debate Revisited
Jul 27, 2023
Rebooting American Health Care, with Amy Finkelstein
Jul 13, 2023
Why America's Poor Remain Poor, With Matthew Desmond
Jun 29, 2023
Bonus: Sen. Phil Gramm on Banking Deregulation
Jun 22, 2023
Is American Inequality a Myth? With Sen. Phil Gramm
Jun 15, 2023
Reinventing Democracy, With Hélène Landemore
Jun 01, 2023
Is Technological Progress Good For Everyone? With Daron Acemoglu
May 18, 2023
Can Labor Markets Save Capitalism? With David Autor
May 04, 2023
Has ‘Thinking Like An Economist’ Distorted Our Politics?
Apr 20, 2023
Raghuram Rajan: Why The Banking Crisis Isn’t Over
Apr 06, 2023
Are The Twitter Files A Scandal?
Mar 30, 2023
SVB: The End of Banking as We Know It?
Mar 16, 2023
The Capitalisn't Of Consulting: McKinsey And Beyond
Mar 02, 2023
ProMarket: Why Martin Wolf Changed His Mind on Milton Friedman
Feb 23, 2023
Martin Wolf: Is Capitalism Killing Democracy?
Feb 16, 2023
Google: The New Vampire Squid? With Dina Srinivasan
Feb 09, 2023
The End Of China’s Miracle?
Feb 02, 2023
Shattering Immigration Myths: Data Beyond Borders
Jan 19, 2023
Revisiting The Meritocracy Debate With Adrian Wooldridge And Michael Sandel
Jan 05, 2023
He Foresaw Inflation. Here’s What He Expects Next. Feat. Lord Mervyn King
Dec 22, 2022
Taylor Swift, Ticketmaster, and Chokepoint Capitalism with Cory Doctorow
Dec 08, 2022
The "Woke" Capitalism Game With Vivek Ramaswamy
Nov 24, 2022
The Capitalisn't of Elon Musk's Twitter
Nov 10, 2022
A Different Story Of Inflation With John Cochrane
Oct 27, 2022
[Unedited]: Thomas Piketty On Creating A More Equal Society
Oct 13, 2022
Antitrust-Isn't: The Story Of Declining Enforcement In America
Sep 29, 2022
Capitalism In Our Attention Economy With Albert Wenger
Sep 15, 2022
The Student Debt Dilemma With Constantine Yannelis
Sep 01, 2022
Does Software Actually Slow Innovation?
Aug 18, 2022
Is Labor Benefiting From The Union Boom?
Aug 04, 2022
Is Inflation The Fed’s Fault? + Uber Leaks
Jul 21, 2022
How Corporations Get Away With Crime + SCOTUS EPA Ruling
Jul 07, 2022
Rethinking (Neo)liberalism?
Jun 23, 2022
A Defense of the Neoliberal Order with Glenn Hubbard + Big Tech Antitrust Bills
Jun 09, 2022
Liberalism And Its Discontents With Francis Fukuyama + The Baby Formula Shortage
May 26, 2022
The Intangible Economy with Jonathan Haskel + Roe v Wade & Corporate America
May 12, 2022
Is Common Good Capitalism The Answer? With Oren Cass + Elon Musk Buys Twitter
Apr 28, 2022
Ukraine: The Price of Democracy with Tymofiy Mylovanov
Apr 14, 2022
Ukraine: Sanctioning the Oligarchs' Enablers With Bill Browder
Mar 31, 2022
Ukraine: The Privatization of Sanctions with Richard Edelman
Mar 17, 2022
Ukraine: A Restart Of History
Mar 03, 2022
The Private Equity Debate: Is it a Good Investment?
Feb 17, 2022
The Causes And Effects Of Today's Inflation, With Raghuram Rajan
Feb 03, 2022
Meritocracy: The Genetic Lottery with Kathryn Paige Harden
Jan 20, 2022
Capitalism As A Contradiction With Yanis Varoufakis
Jan 06, 2022
The Political Polarization of Corporate America
Dec 16, 2021
Is “Woke” Capitalism A Threat To Democracy?
Dec 02, 2021
How Antitrust Failed Workers With Eric Posner
Nov 18, 2021
A Turning Point In The History Of Capitalism?
Nov 04, 2021
Is Evergrande Really China’s Lehman Moment?
Oct 21, 2021
Is Discrimination Still Causing The Gender Pay Gap With Claudia Goldin
Oct 07, 2021
Why Capitalism Isn't Without Democracy
Sep 23, 2021
The Smoke and Mirrors of ESG Investing with Tariq Fancy
Sep 09, 2021
The Breaking Point Of Democracy With Morton Schapiro and Gary Morson
Aug 27, 2021
The Cost of Meritocracy With Michael Sandel
Aug 12, 2021
Introducing: Entitled
Aug 05, 2021
The Promise Of Meritocracy With Adrian Wooldridge
Jul 29, 2021
The Engine No. 1 David vs Exxon Goliath With Chris James
Jul 15, 2021
The Price Of A Vaccine With Moderna CFO David Meline
Jul 01, 2021
How The Elites Are Losing Control With Martin Gurri
Jun 17, 2021
Why Do We Have High Prices But Stagnating Wages?
Jun 03, 2021
Who Will Regulate The Regulators: Stigler 50 Years Later
May 20, 2021
Worried about Inflation? So is Fmr Central Banker Mervyn King
May 06, 2021
Is The Federal Reserve An "Engine of Inequality"?
Apr 22, 2021
The Power Of Access In Journalism And Academia With Kara Swisher
Apr 08, 2021
Communisn’t: Crony Capitalism In China With David Barboza
Mar 25, 2021
Why We Should Tax Digital Advertising With Paul Romer
Mar 11, 2021
When the Profit Motive Kills With Anand Giridharadas
Feb 25, 2021
GameStop, Robinhood And Our Troubling Obsession With Speculation
Feb 11, 2021
Manufacturing Dissent With Matt Taibbi
Jan 28, 2021
Microsoft 1998 vs Google 2020: Antitrust and Big Tech
Jan 14, 2021
Why Capitalism Needs Democracy
Dec 31, 2020
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Student Debt?
Dec 17, 2020
Francis Fukuyama’s Proposal to Rein In Big Tech
Dec 03, 2020
How The Supreme Court Influences Our Economy
Nov 19, 2020
Capitalisn't Presents: The "Big Brains" Podcast
Nov 13, 2020
What Is The Alternative To Friedman's Capitalism?
Nov 05, 2020
Should We Lockdown Again?
Oct 22, 2020
The Right And Wrong Of MMT (Modern Monetary Theory)
Oct 08, 2020
The Capitalisn't Of Vaccines
Sep 24, 2020
Season 2 Trailer: Can Economists and Journalists Work Together to Improve Capitalism?
Sep 23, 2020
Revisiting A Conversation On Money In Politics
Sep 03, 2020
A College Admission Scandal Revisited
Aug 20, 2020
A Continuing Conversation On The Lack Of Diversity In Economics
Aug 06, 2020
Why A Lack of Diversity Is Hurting Economics
Jul 23, 2020
How A Spectrum Auction Cost Taxpayers Millions
Jul 09, 2020
Should Luigi's Pizza File for Bankruptcy?
Jun 25, 2020
Should We Defund The Police?
Jun 12, 2020
Too Big To Jail
May 29, 2020
Coronavirus: The Future Of Universities
May 15, 2020
Coronavirus: The State Bankruptcy Debate
May 01, 2020
Coronavirus: The Risk Of Reopening
Apr 24, 2020
Coronavirus: How Are We Going To Pay For It?
Apr 17, 2020
Coronavirus: How To Make An Exit
Apr 10, 2020
Coronavirus: The Winners And Losers In The Stimulus Bill
Apr 03, 2020
Coronavirus: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of The Economic Shutdown
Mar 27, 2020
What Happened To The Middle With Paul Krugman
Mar 23, 2020
The CapitalIsn’t Of Coronavirus
Mar 10, 2020
The Gig Economy Isn’t What You Think It Is
Feb 27, 2020
Did Economists Ruin The Economy With Binyamin Appelbaum
Feb 13, 2020
The Controversial Tax Policies Of Emmanuel Saez
Jan 30, 2020
Is The American Presidency For Sale?
Jan 16, 2020
The Failure of Russian Capitalism With Bill Browder
Jan 02, 2020
Silicon Valley’s Corporate Culture Problem With Mike Isaac
Dec 19, 2019
Optimizing Our Healthcare System
Dec 05, 2019
Shareholder Vote Suppression With SEC Commissioner Rob Jackson
Nov 21, 2019
Is Elizabeth Warren Right About Private Equity?
Nov 07, 2019
College Admission (In)Justice: Harvard and Beyond
Oct 24, 2019
What It Takes To Win The Nobel Prize In Economics
Oct 10, 2019
Economic Research: Nothing Precisely or Precisely Nothing?
Sep 26, 2019
Should We Let Walmart Regulate Itself?
Sep 12, 2019
Shareholders vs. Stakeholders
Aug 29, 2019
Are Stock Buybacks Evil?
Aug 15, 2019
Universal Basic Income: Why and How?
Aug 01, 2019
The Student Debt Crisis: There's No Such Thing As A Free College
Jul 18, 2019
The Mickey Mouse Monopoly Club
Jul 04, 2019
Luigi Submits A Patent
Jun 20, 2019
Regulating Facebook and Google Pt 3: Tyler Cowen Rebuttals
Jun 06, 2019
Regulating Facebook and Google Pt 2: Politics
May 23, 2019
Regulating Facebook and Google Pt 1: Markets
May 09, 2019
The Morality or Immorality of A Wealth Tax
Apr 25, 2019
The Ups and Downs of IPOs
Apr 11, 2019
Codetermination: A Seat At The Table
Mar 28, 2019
Is Global Antitrust Off the Rails?
Mar 14, 2019
Millennial Socialists
Feb 28, 2019
Pollution Pt 2: Contaminated Research
Feb 14, 2019
Pollution Pt 1: The Sticky Side of Teflon
Jan 31, 2019
Jan 17, 2019
Why Capitalism Needs Journalism
Jan 03, 2019
The Financial Assassin
Dec 20, 2018
Global Inequality Pt 2: Divergence
Dec 06, 2018
Global Inequality Pt 1: Convergence
Nov 22, 2018
The People Vs. Democracy
Nov 08, 2018
Brazil on the Brink
Oct 25, 2018
Ten Years Later Pt 3: The Next Crisis
Oct 11, 2018
Live taping of Capitalisn't in Chicago on October 8th
Oct 03, 2018
Ten Years Later Pt 2: The Aftermath
Sep 27, 2018
Ten Years Later Pt 1: The Build-Up
Sep 13, 2018
Sex, Power and the Ivory Tower
Aug 31, 2018
Antitrust Pt 3: The Europeans
Aug 16, 2018
Antitrust Pt 2: The Populists
Aug 02, 2018
Antitrust Pt 1: The Establishment
Jul 19, 2018
The Reluctant Central Banker
Jul 05, 2018
Abdomenable Transactions
Jun 21, 2018
All Roads Lead to Rome
Jun 07, 2018
Two Billion 'Truman Shows'
May 24, 2018
Opinions for Sale
May 10, 2018
Mo Crypto Mo Problems
Apr 26, 2018
Worse Than Brexit
Apr 12, 2018
Regulating Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction
Mar 29, 2018
A Firm Grip on the Labor Market
Mar 15, 2018
O. Contin Pusher, M.D.
Mar 01, 2018
The Moral Case Against the MBA
Feb 15, 2018
Capital Isn't in the 21st Century
Feb 01, 2018
Strange Fedfellows
Jan 18, 2018
College: What is it Good For?
Jan 04, 2018
Mutual Understanding: Is Your 401k Working Against You?
Jan 04, 2018
Obama Wanted a Corporate Tax Cut Too
Jan 04, 2018
Hail to the Chief of Facebook
Jan 04, 2018
Capitalisn't Trailer
Dec 17, 2017