Capitalism has been the engine of unprecedented economic growth and social transformation. With the fall of the communist states and the triumph of “neo- liberalism,” capitalism is by far the world’s dominant ideology. But how much do we understand about how it originated, and what makes it work? CAPITALISM is an ambitious and accessible six-part … Continued
“Boom Bust Boom”is at its best when illustrating some of history’s worst economic meltdowns. It has informative and fun depictions of the 1637 tulip mania in the Netherlands, the crash of the South Sea Company in early 18th-century Britain, and the 19th-century speculation in (and fantastic crash of) British railroad stock. It also describes how the heights of … Continued
What will be the fall-out of the Greek negotiations with the EU—more imposed austerity, or inspiration for Europe’s left? James Galbraith, who advised the Greek finance ministry, shares his views. Plus: Bernie Sanders as told to John Nichols. AND: Dying to Know, a new documentary about Ram Dass and Timothy Leary. With host Kris Welch.