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How Not to Criticize Standard Economic Models

Mason doesn’t think teaching contending economic theories is effective, and sees the objective of introductory economics courses as teaching students basic tools to understand economic terminology and standard relationship between cause and effect. Watch the video

How to Resist Trump’s “Toxic To-Do List”

Naomi Klein discusses her new book, No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. “There is a toxic to do list on the Trump agenda, and it will rear its head at the first large-scale crisis,” says Klein.  Watch the video

Brunnermeier: Europe’s Future Will Be Settled By a Battle of Ideas

A conflict which revolves around key economic policy differences on questions such as rules vs. discretion, solidarity vs. liability, liquidity vs. solvency and austerity vs. stimulus. Watch the video

Cook: Racist Violence and Economic Activity

Riots, lynchings and other forms of violence dramatically disproportionate impact on the lives and prospects of African inventors. That’s just one indicator, says Professor Lisa Cook, of the profound impact of racial violence on the economic structure Watch the video

Lazonick links stock buybacks to America’s jobs challenge

In an Al Jazeera documentary “In Search of the Great American Job”, Institute scholar William Lazonick offers some arch insights into the relationship between financialization — particularly the “shareholder value” ideology in corporations, which drives the transfer of profits to shareholders through stock buybacks — and job creation and inequality. Watch the video

‘Stratification’ Theory Tackles the Racial Blindspots of Orthodox Economics

Economist Darrick Hamilton and Institute President Rob Johnson discuss “stratification economics”, which addresses the failure of orthodox economics to see, explain and point to remedies for persistent racial inequality. Watch the video