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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Why do you do this work?
36 min
2
What happens when unemployment benefits run out...
32 min
3
Who is Ron Klain?
38 min
4
The case for a millionaires tax (with Governor ...
28 min
5
Election Day AMA Special (with Cristina Uribe)
38 min
6
BONUS: The Haunting of Buchanan Manor
12 min
7
The real looting in America (with Robert Reich)
31 min
8
The pro-business case for reimagining capitalis...
30 min
9
Author Interview: How to rebuild the middle cla...
23 min
10
Ask Nick Anything
35 min
11
The future of health care (with Abdul El-Sayed)
30 min
12
The powerlessness of forced labor (with Suresh ...
30 min
13
Inequality is costing workers $50 trillion (wit...
35 min
14
Redefining rural America (with Olugbenga Ajilore)
37 min
15
Coercion in the workplace (with Elizabeth Ander...
40 min
16
Winning on growth (with Michael Linden)
24 min
17
Author Interview: Money, Democracy, and the Lif...
38 min
18
A long walk off a short economic cliff (with Tr...
29 min
19
You can’t starve your way out of a recession (w...
27 min
20
Care work is more valuable than ever (with Kate...
31 min
21
It’s time to stop relying on crisis legislation...
33 min
22
2020 Election AMA (with Cristina Uribe)
34 min
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BONUS: Nancy MacLean - Unedited Conversation
37 min
24
How the radical right weaponized ideology (with...
38 min
25
How Econ 101 upholds racist systems (with Joell...
32 min
26
There’s no herd immunity to greed (with Thomas ...
31 min
27
Debunking deficit myths (with Stephanie Kelton)
42 min
28
People are basically good (with Rutger Bregman)
34 min
29
Vaccine development needs new incentives (with ...
26 min
30
Re-imagining public safety (with King County Co...
30 min
31
Podcast Blackout
9 min
32
Why Wall Street gets a bailout and you don’t (w...
32 min
33
Why the market fails in a crisis (with Joseph S...
41 min
34
Author Interview: Inside the Secret War on Voti...
22 min
35
Inequality and coronavirus (with Heather Boushe...
44 min
36
Austerity will make this recession worse (with ...
38 min
37
Labor regulations in the gaming industry (with ...
26 min
38
Leadership failure made the U.S. pandemic worse...
37 min
39
What’s happening in professional sports right n...
35 min
40
What’s changed since the 1918 pandemic? (A hist...
20 min
41
Understanding the CARES Act (with Heidi Shierholz)
39 min
42
AMA: COVID-19 and the Economy
27 min
43
Killing zombie ideas (with Paul Krugman)
43 min
44
Disaster Economics
32 min
45
The federal budget is a theory of growth (with ...
32 min
46
Welcome to the golden age of white collar crime...
34 min
47
The emerging economic problems of the next deca...
36 min
48
From generosity to justice (with Darren Walker)
36 min
49
Paul’s Book Review: Democracy in Chains
5 min
50
Debunking economics (with Steve Keen)
36 min
51
BONUS: Class warfare in Finland (a history less...
21 min
52
Re-imagining capitalism (with Anu Partanen and ...
46 min
53
Voicemails with Goldy
13 min
54
The hidden costs of banking while poor (with Me...
57 min
55
How neoliberalism captured Democrats (with Jame...
47 min
56
Paul’s Book Review: Neighborhood Defenders
4 min
57
Corporate parasites: how taxpayers subsidize pr...
57 min
58
Ask Nick Anything (Part 2)
25 min
59
Naomi Klein - Unedited Interview
35 min
60
How big pharma keeps drug prices high (with Pri...
51 min
61
Ask Nick Anything (Part 1)
28 min
62
Paul’s Book Review: Weapons of Math Destruction
3 min
63
What’s the trick in trickle-down? (with Yuval N...
47 min
64
The pitchforks are here (with Cesar Hidalgo)
32 min
65
Does media have an economics problem? (with Cha...
35 min
66
Does economics have a media problem? (with Matt...
36 min
67
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
70
Economic woman (with Katrine Marçal, Lisa D. Co...
53 min
71
Listener voicemails! (with Nick and Goldy)
14 min
72
Is economic orthodoxy evolving? (with Luigi Zin...
57 min
73
Can we hold big corporations to higher standard...
48 min
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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Trickle-Down or Treat
15 min
75
Tax me more, I’m rich (with Abigail Disney and ...
54 min
76
Will bad economics kill the Green New Deal? (wi...
59 min
77
Paul’s Book Review: Kochland
4 min
78
The trade-offs of global trade (with Dean Baker...
41 min
79
How neoliberalism happened (with George Monbiot...
59 min
80
BONUS: Rewriting the rules for an inclusive eco...
15 min
81
Why philanthropy can’t undo this mess (with Ana...
54 min
82
BONUS: Saru Jayaraman - Unedited Conversation
28 min
83
Author Interview: Chris Arnade
31 min
84
Paul’s Book Review #2: Janesville, An American ...
4 min
85
Behind the scenes of Nick’s new TED Talk: The d...
33 min
86
Does the market really pay you what you’re wort...
50 min
87
BONUS: Voicemails with Nick and Goldy
12 min
88
How to spot a bogus minimum wage study (with Be...
46 min
89
Does the future of work include a Federal Jobs ...
46 min
90
Paul’s Book Review: Listen, Liberal
4 min
91
A skeptic's guide to Universal Basic Income (wi...
49 min
92
Shared security, shared growth: a social contra...
49 min
93
Educationism (with Diane Ravitch)
46 min
94
The robots are coming… what now? (with Heidi Sh...
62 min
95
BONUS: What to listen for in the second round o...
8 min
96
Health Care Part 2: One nation, with liberty an...
35 min
97
BONUS: Don't Pass Go—without learning more abou...
21 min
98
Health Care Part 1: Everyone does it better tha...
45 min
99
The decline of worker power (with David Rolf an...
55 min
100
Our full conversation with Governor Jay Inslee
33 min