Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer

Any society that allows itself to become radically unequal eventually collapses into an uprising or a police state—or both. Join venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and some of the world’s leading economic and political thinkers in an exploration of who gets what and why. Turns out, everything you learned about economics is wrong. And if we don’t do something about rising inequality, the pitchforks are coming.

Government
Politics
Business
101
Winning on growth (with Michael Linden)
24 min
102
Author Interview: Money, Democracy, and the Lif...
38 min
103
A long walk off a short economic cliff (with Tr...
29 min
104
You can’t starve your way out of a recession (w...
27 min
105
Care work is more valuable than ever (with Kate...
31 min
106
It’s time to stop relying on crisis legislation...
33 min
107
2020 Election AMA (with Cristina Uribe)
34 min
108
BONUS: Nancy MacLean - Unedited Conversation
37 min
109
How the radical right weaponized ideology (with...
38 min
110
How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joell...
32 min
111
There’s no herd immunity to greed (with Thomas ...
31 min
112
Debunking deficit myths (with Stephanie Kelton)
42 min
113
People are basically good (with Rutger Bregman)
34 min
114
Vaccine development needs new incentives (with ...
26 min
115
Re-imagining public safety (with King County Co...
30 min
116
Podcast Blackout
9 min
117
Why Wall Street gets a bailout and you don’t (w...
32 min
118
Why the market fails in a crisis (with Joseph S...
41 min
119
Author Interview: Inside the Secret War on Voti...
22 min
120
Inequality and coronavirus (with Heather Boushe...
44 min
121
Austerity will make this recession worse (with ...
38 min
122
Labor regulations in the gaming industry (with ...
26 min
123
Leadership failure made the U.S. pandemic worse...
37 min
124
What’s happening in professional sports right n...
35 min
125
What’s changed since the 1918 pandemic? (A hist...
20 min
126
Understanding the CARES Act (with Heidi Shierholz)
39 min
127
AMA: COVID-19 and the Economy
27 min
128
Killing zombie ideas (with Paul Krugman)
43 min
129
Disaster Economics
32 min
130
The federal budget is a theory of growth (with ...
32 min
131
Welcome to the golden age of white collar crime...
34 min
132
The emerging economic problems of the next deca...
36 min
133
From generosity to justice (with Darren Walker)
36 min
134
Paul’s Book Review: Democracy in Chains
5 min
135
Debunking economics (with Steve Keen)
36 min
136
BONUS: Class warfare in Finland (a history less...
21 min
137
Re-imagining capitalism (with Anu Partanen and ...
46 min
138
Voicemails with Goldy
13 min
139
The hidden costs of banking while poor (with Me...
57 min
140
How neoliberalism captured Democrats (with Jame...
47 min
141
Paul’s Book Review: Neighborhood Defenders
4 min
142
Corporate parasites: how taxpayers subsidize pr...
57 min
143
Ask Nick Anything (Part 2)
25 min
144
Naomi Klein - Unedited Interview
35 min
145
How big pharma keeps drug prices high (with Pri...
51 min
146
Ask Nick Anything (Part 1)
28 min
147
Paul’s Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction
3 min
148
What’s the trick in trickle-down? (with Yuval N...
47 min
149
The pitchforks are here (with Cesar Hidalgo)
32 min
150
Does media have an economics problem? (with Cha...
35 min
151
Does economics have a media problem? (with Matt...
36 min
152
How monopolies feed plutocracy (with Matt Stoller)
31 min
153
BONUS: George Monbiot - Unedited Conversation
49 min
154
How to make the rich pay their taxes (with Gabr...
44 min
155
Economic woman (with Katrine Marçal, Lisa D. Co...
53 min
156
Listener voicemails! (with Nick and Goldy)
14 min
157
Is economic orthodoxy evolving? (with Luigi Zin...
57 min
158
Can we hold big corporations to higher standard...
48 min
159
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Trickle-Down or Treat
15 min
160
Tax me more, I’m rich (with Abigail Disney and ...
54 min
161
Will bad economics kill the Green New Deal? (wi...
59 min
162
Paul’s Book Review: Kochland
4 min
163
The trade-offs of global trade (with Dean Baker...
41 min
164
How neoliberalism happened (with George Monbiot...
59 min
165
BONUS: Rewriting the rules for an inclusive eco...
15 min
166
Why philanthropy can’t undo this mess (with Ana...
54 min
167
BONUS: Saru Jayaraman - Unedited Conversation
28 min
168
Author Interview: Chris Arnade
31 min
169
Paul’s Book Review #2: Janesville, An American ...
4 min
170
Behind the scenes of Nick’s new TED Talk: The d...
33 min
171
Does the market really pay you what you’re wort...
50 min
172
BONUS: Voicemails with Nick and Goldy
12 min
173
How to spot a bogus minimum wage study (with Be...
46 min
174
Does the future of work include a Federal Jobs ...
46 min
175
Paul’s Book Review: Listen, Liberal
4 min
176
A skeptic's guide to Universal Basic Income (wi...
49 min
177
Shared security, shared growth: a social contra...
49 min
178
Educationism (with Diane Ravitch)
46 min
179
The robots are coming… what now? (with Heidi Sh...
62 min
180
BONUS: What to listen for in the second round o...
8 min
181
Health Care Part 2: One nation, with liberty an...
35 min
182
BONUS: Don't Pass Go—without learning more abou...
21 min
183
Health Care Part 1: Everyone does it better tha...
45 min
184
The decline of worker power (with David Rolf an...
55 min
185
Our full conversation with Governor Jay Inslee
33 min
186
A roadmap to utopia (with Rutger Bregman)
48 min
187
Picking up where Darwin left off (LIVE with Dav...
41 min
188
Update: Whatever happened to overtime? (with Sh...
46 min
189
BONUS: Strategies for building a robust and equ...
22 min
190
Ask Nick Anything - Part 2 (with Trae Crowder)
33 min
191
BONUS: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal - Unedited...
26 min
192
Ask Nick Anything - Part 1 (with Trae Crowder)
40 min
193
BONUS: Why do we fight fires like it’s still 19...
21 min
194
Can rural America be saved?
55 min
195
Homo economicus must die (with Samuel Bowles)
31 min
196
BONUS: Tax the Rich! (with Tax March Executive ...
19 min
197
What are the economics of climate change? (with...
48 min
198
What is Modern Monetary Theory? (with Stephanie...
45 min
199
Should Democrats appeal to the center by moving...
33 min
200
BONUS: Senator Cory Booker - Unedited Conversation
37 min