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.

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