Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth
Agenda Publishing/Columbia University Press 2020
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How are we going to address inequality and put the economy on a sounder footing?
Lonergan is an economist and macro fund manager in London whose writings often appear in The Financial Times. Blyth is a political economist at Brown University who received his PhD in political science from Columbia University.
Topics covered in this episode include:
–An exploration of how the emotions of anger, fear and disgust animate both the long-term economic stresses in society and those brought on by the Covid-19 crisis.
–What the differences are between moral outrage versus tribal outrage.
–Descriptions of three, potentially viable and game-changing solutions, including among them a “data dividend” and the creation of national wealth funds like those in Norway and beyond.
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