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Doing great deeds, or on the generosity of the rich
Across history the rich have achieved plenty of things from which we continue to benefit. Surely, they did it for their own benefit, and to bolster their social status—in plainer words, to show off and to impress their fellow patricians—but the fact remains that we benefit aesthetically from their efforts.
Listen in: Deaths of Despair
Deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism are rising dramatically in the United States, claiming hundreds of thousands of American lives. Anne Case and Angus Deaton explain the overwhelming surge in these deaths and shed light on the social and economic forces that are making life harder for the working class.
A conversation with Kimberly Kay Hoang, author of the 2023 PROSE Awards R.R. Hawkins Award Winner Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets
Kimberly Kay Hoang is an award-winning scholar, author, teacher, current Professor of Sociology and the College and the Director of Global Studies at the University of Chicago, and the author of two books: Spiderweb Capitalism and Dealing in Desire.
Listen in: Economics in America
Blending rare personal insights with illuminating perspectives on the social challenges that confront us today, Angus Deaton offers a disarmingly frank critique of his own profession while shining a light on his adopted country’s policy accomplishments and failures.
Angus Deaton on Economics in America
Deaton tells the story of the last 40 years of economics in America, not by writing about economics directly, but by telling stories about the adventures of economists—including himself —in research and in policy.