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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Do wealthy Americans have too much power? (with...
39 min
102
Repost: Why raising the minimum wage doesn’t ra...
50 min
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How can Democrats win back rural America? (with...
30 min
104
The sounds of the new administration
12 min
105
The economic challenges Biden faces (with Idree...
28 min
106
The case for a True New Deal (with Bharat Ramam...
35 min
107
How banking deregulation makes you unsafe (with...
38 min
108
Tax me more, I’m rich (with Abigail Disney and ...
55 min
109
Why should we cancel student debt? (with Fenaba...
35 min
110
Why conventional wisdom is finally pushing for ...
39 min
111
Author Interview: Competition is Killing Us (wi...
29 min
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Restoring conservative economics (with Oren Cass)
44 min
113
What would you do if you were benevolent dictator?
24 min
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Why do you do this work?
36 min
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What happens when unemployment benefits run out...
32 min
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Who is Ron Klain?
38 min
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The case for a millionaires tax (with Governor ...
28 min
118
Election Day AMA Special (with Cristina Uribe)
38 min
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BONUS: The Haunting of Buchanan Manor
12 min
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The real looting in America (with Robert Reich)
31 min
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The pro-business case for reimagining capitalis...
30 min
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Author Interview: How to rebuild the middle cla...
23 min
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Ask Nick Anything
35 min
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The future of health care (with Abdul El-Sayed)
30 min
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The powerlessness of forced labor (with Suresh ...
30 min
126
Inequality is costing workers $50 trillion (wit...
35 min
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Redefining rural America (with Olugbenga Ajilore)
37 min
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Coercion in the workplace (with Elizabeth Ander...
40 min
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Winning on growth (with Michael Linden)
24 min
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Author Interview: Money, Democracy, and the Lif...
38 min
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A long walk off a short economic cliff (with Tr...
29 min
132
You can’t starve your way out of a recession (w...
27 min
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Care work is more valuable than ever (with Kate...
31 min
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It’s time to stop relying on crisis legislation...
33 min
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2020 Election AMA (with Cristina Uribe)
34 min
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BONUS: Nancy MacLean - Unedited Conversation
37 min
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How the radical right weaponized ideology (with...
38 min
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How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joell...
32 min
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There’s no herd immunity to greed (with Thomas ...
31 min
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Debunking deficit myths (with Stephanie Kelton)
42 min
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People are basically good (with Rutger Bregman)
34 min
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Vaccine development needs new incentives (with ...
26 min
143
Re-imagining public safety (with King County Co...
30 min
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Podcast Blackout
9 min
145
Why Wall Street gets a bailout and you don’t (w...
32 min
146
Why the market fails in a crisis (with Joseph S...
41 min
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Author Interview: Inside the Secret War on Voti...
22 min
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Inequality and coronavirus (with Heather Boushe...
44 min
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Austerity will make this recession worse (with ...
38 min
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Labor regulations in the gaming industry (with ...
26 min
151
Leadership failure made the U.S. pandemic worse...
37 min
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What’s happening in professional sports right n...
35 min
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What’s changed since the 1918 pandemic? (A hist...
20 min
154
Understanding the CARES Act (with Heidi Shierholz)
39 min
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AMA: COVID-19 and the Economy
27 min
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Killing zombie ideas (with Paul Krugman)
43 min
157
Disaster Economics
32 min
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The federal budget is a theory of growth (with ...
32 min
159
Welcome to the golden age of white collar crime...
34 min
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The emerging economic problems of the next deca...
36 min
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From generosity to justice (with Darren Walker)
36 min
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Paul’s Book Review: Democracy in Chains
5 min
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Debunking economics (with Steve Keen)
36 min
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BONUS: Class warfare in Finland (a history less...
21 min
165
Re-imagining capitalism (with Anu Partanen and ...
46 min
166
Voicemails with Goldy
13 min
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The hidden costs of banking while poor (with Me...
57 min
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How neoliberalism captured Democrats (with Jame...
47 min
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Paul’s Book Review: Neighborhood Defenders
4 min
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Corporate parasites: how taxpayers subsidize pr...
57 min
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Ask Nick Anything (Part 2)
25 min
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Naomi Klein - Unedited Interview
35 min
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How big pharma keeps drug prices high (with Pri...
51 min
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Ask Nick Anything (Part 1)
28 min
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Paul’s Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction
3 min
176
What’s the trick in trickle-down? (with Yuval N...
47 min
177
The pitchforks are here (with Cesar Hidalgo)
32 min
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Does media have an economics problem? (with Cha...
35 min
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Does economics have a media problem? (with Matt...
36 min
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How monopolies feed plutocracy (with Matt Stoller)
31 min
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BONUS: George Monbiot - Unedited Conversation
49 min
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How to make the rich pay their taxes (with Gabr...
44 min
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Economic woman (with Katrine Marçal, Lisa D. Co...
53 min
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Listener voicemails! (with Nick and Goldy)
14 min
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Is economic orthodoxy evolving? (with Luigi Zin...
57 min
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Can we hold big corporations to higher standard...
48 min
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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Trickle-Down or Treat
15 min
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Tax me more, I’m rich (with Abigail Disney and ...
54 min
189
Will bad economics kill the Green New Deal? (wi...
59 min
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Paul’s Book Review: Kochland
4 min
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The trade-offs of global trade (with Dean Baker...
41 min
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How neoliberalism happened (with George Monbiot...
59 min
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BONUS: Rewriting the rules for an inclusive eco...
15 min
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Why philanthropy can’t undo this mess (with Ana...
54 min
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BONUS: Saru Jayaraman - Unedited Conversation
28 min
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Author Interview: Chris Arnade
31 min
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Paul’s Book Review #2: Janesville, An American ...
4 min
198
Behind the scenes of Nick’s new TED Talk: The d...
33 min
199
Does the market really pay you what you’re wort...
50 min
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BONUS: Voicemails with Nick and Goldy
12 min