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
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Why conventional wisdom is finally pushing for ...
39 min
102
Author Interview: Competition is Killing Us (wi...
29 min
103
Restoring conservative economics (with Oren Cass)
44 min
104
What would you do if you were benevolent dictator?
24 min
105
Why do you do this work?
36 min
106
What happens when unemployment benefits run out...
32 min
107
Who is Ron Klain?
38 min
108
The case for a millionaires tax (with Governor ...
28 min
109
Election Day AMA Special (with Cristina Uribe)
38 min
110
BONUS: The Haunting of Buchanan Manor
12 min
111
The real looting in America (with Robert Reich)
31 min
112
The pro-business case for reimagining capitalis...
30 min
113
Author Interview: How to rebuild the middle cla...
23 min
114
Ask Nick Anything
35 min
115
The future of health care (with Abdul El-Sayed)
30 min
116
The powerlessness of forced labor (with Suresh ...
30 min
117
Inequality is costing workers $50 trillion (wit...
35 min
118
Redefining rural America (with Olugbenga Ajilore)
37 min
119
Coercion in the workplace (with Elizabeth Ander...
40 min
120
Winning on growth (with Michael Linden)
24 min
121
Author Interview: Money, Democracy, and the Lif...
38 min
122
A long walk off a short economic cliff (with Tr...
29 min
123
You can’t starve your way out of a recession (w...
27 min
124
Care work is more valuable than ever (with Kate...
31 min
125
It’s time to stop relying on crisis legislation...
33 min
126
2020 Election AMA (with Cristina Uribe)
34 min
127
BONUS: Nancy MacLean - Unedited Conversation
37 min
128
How the radical right weaponized ideology (with...
38 min
129
How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joell...
32 min
130
There’s no herd immunity to greed (with Thomas ...
31 min
131
Debunking deficit myths (with Stephanie Kelton)
42 min
132
People are basically good (with Rutger Bregman)
34 min
133
Vaccine development needs new incentives (with ...
26 min
134
Re-imagining public safety (with King County Co...
30 min
135
Podcast Blackout
9 min
136
Why Wall Street gets a bailout and you don’t (w...
32 min
137
Why the market fails in a crisis (with Joseph S...
41 min
138
Author Interview: Inside the Secret War on Voti...
22 min
139
Inequality and coronavirus (with Heather Boushe...
44 min
140
Austerity will make this recession worse (with ...
38 min
141
Labor regulations in the gaming industry (with ...
26 min
142
Leadership failure made the U.S. pandemic worse...
37 min
143
What’s happening in professional sports right n...
35 min
144
What’s changed since the 1918 pandemic? (A hist...
20 min
145
Understanding the CARES Act (with Heidi Shierholz)
39 min
146
AMA: COVID-19 and the Economy
27 min
147
Killing zombie ideas (with Paul Krugman)
43 min
148
Disaster Economics
32 min
149
The federal budget is a theory of growth (with ...
32 min
150
Welcome to the golden age of white collar crime...
34 min
151
The emerging economic problems of the next deca...
36 min
152
From generosity to justice (with Darren Walker)
36 min
153
Paul’s Book Review: Democracy in Chains
5 min
154
Debunking economics (with Steve Keen)
36 min
155
BONUS: Class warfare in Finland (a history less...
21 min
156
Re-imagining capitalism (with Anu Partanen and ...
46 min
157
Voicemails with Goldy
13 min
158
The hidden costs of banking while poor (with Me...
57 min
159
How neoliberalism captured Democrats (with Jame...
47 min
160
Paul’s Book Review: Neighborhood Defenders
4 min
161
Corporate parasites: how taxpayers subsidize pr...
57 min
162
Ask Nick Anything (Part 2)
25 min
163
Naomi Klein - Unedited Interview
35 min
164
How big pharma keeps drug prices high (with Pri...
51 min
165
Ask Nick Anything (Part 1)
28 min
166
Paul’s Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction
3 min
167
What’s the trick in trickle-down? (with Yuval N...
47 min
168
The pitchforks are here (with Cesar Hidalgo)
32 min
169
Does media have an economics problem? (with Cha...
35 min
170
Does economics have a media problem? (with Matt...
36 min
171
How monopolies feed plutocracy (with Matt Stoller)
31 min
172
BONUS: George Monbiot - Unedited Conversation
49 min
173
How to make the rich pay their taxes (with Gabr...
44 min
174
Economic woman (with Katrine Marçal, Lisa D. Co...
53 min
175
Listener voicemails! (with Nick and Goldy)
14 min
176
Is economic orthodoxy evolving? (with Luigi Zin...
57 min
177
Can we hold big corporations to higher standard...
48 min
178
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Trickle-Down or Treat
15 min
179
Tax me more, I’m rich (with Abigail Disney and ...
54 min
180
Will bad economics kill the Green New Deal? (wi...
59 min
181
Paul’s Book Review: Kochland
4 min
182
The trade-offs of global trade (with Dean Baker...
41 min
183
How neoliberalism happened (with George Monbiot...
59 min
184
BONUS: Rewriting the rules for an inclusive eco...
15 min
185
Why philanthropy can’t undo this mess (with Ana...
54 min
186
BONUS: Saru Jayaraman - Unedited Conversation
28 min
187
Author Interview: Chris Arnade
31 min
188
Paul’s Book Review #2: Janesville, An American ...
4 min
189
Behind the scenes of Nick’s new TED Talk: The d...
33 min
190
Does the market really pay you what you’re wort...
50 min
191
BONUS: Voicemails with Nick and Goldy
12 min
192
How to spot a bogus minimum wage study (with Be...
46 min
193
Does the future of work include a Federal Jobs ...
46 min
194
Paul’s Book Review: Listen, Liberal
4 min
195
A skeptic's guide to Universal Basic Income (wi...
49 min
196
Shared security, shared growth: a social contra...
49 min
197
Educationism (with Diane Ravitch)
46 min
198
The robots are coming… what now? (with Heidi Sh...
62 min
199
BONUS: What to listen for in the second round o...
8 min
200
Health Care Part 2: One nation, with liberty an...
35 min