Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Today the New York Department of Financial Services begins its first of two days of hearings on digital currencies like Bitcoin. Charlie Herman, economics editor for WNYC, discusses how today's hearings could change our understanding of virtual currency. While Bitcoin may be on the rise, the currencies in emerging markets are on the decline. Gillian Tett, assistant managing editor and columnist at The Financial Times, predicted the early months of 2014 would bring this sort of turbulence.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Stan Cox, a senior scientist at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas and the author of Any Way You Slice It: The Past, Present, and Future of Rationing, looks at how goods and services have been, and are now, rationed and asks if we can limit consumption fairly.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The so-called BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa have indicated that they want to form a development bank of their own to rival the World Bank and IMF. Uri Dadush, director of Carnegie Center’s International Economics Program, discusses what the emerging-markets coalition would mean for the world economy. Plus: what the IMF's statement about energy subsidies means for development and the environment.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Friday, March 01, 2013
Hazel Clark, professor in the MA Fashion Studies Program and research chair of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design and the co-author of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization, talks to Brian Lehrer about fashion sustainability.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, author of Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, and one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, looks beyond the BRICs at the global economic picture.
Friday, December 07, 2012
Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets at Morgan Stanley, author of Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles, and just named one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, looks beyond the BRICs at the global economic picture.
Monday, October 24, 2011
With unemployment holding steadily at 9 percent and little sign of an upturn, it is hardly surprising that most Americans have a negative outlook on the state of the economy. According to a recent Associated Press poll, more than 7 in 10 Americans believe the country is heading in the wrong direction. Less than 40 percent of respondents feel that President Obama's jobs proposals will significantly raise the unemployment level from its current level.