Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Amazing radio program by Martin Wolf on our economic future

Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator of the Financial Times, has produced a 43 min. radio program for BBC, which provides a very good and timely overview of some of the deep structural issues that are changing the economy and everybody’s future. The program is titled: "The future is not what it used to be". 
Martin Wolf covers issues such as machines taking over jobs, polarization of income and taxation and redistribution. He draws on an amazing line-up of interviews with the world’s leading economists: Thomas Pikkety, Larry Summers, Robert Stiglitz, Robert Gordon, Eric Brynjolfsson… It goes on and on. It’s hard to think of anyone else who could have produced this program.

Generally, Wolf himself sounds a bit more pessimistic than the experts he interviews.

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