“Thinking Big”

At a moment of acute political, economic, and social uncertainty, Economic Liberties hosts monthly interactive conversations to grapple with big ideas shaping our politics with some of the sharpest and most provocative authors writing about economic and political power.

"The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy" by Chris Leonard

Senior Fellow Denise Hearn talks with best-selling investigative journalist Chris Leonard about how decision-making at the Federal Reserve has accelerated income inequality and put our country's economic stability at risk.

"Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World" by Rana Foroohar

Economic Liberties hosted Rana Foroohar for a conversation on global resiliency, prosperity, and democracy.

"Direct: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of going to the Source" by Kathryn Judge

Matt Stoller & Sarah Miller talked with Columbia Law Professor Kathryn Judge about what happens when power shifts from producers and consumers to the middlemen that connect them.

"Black Skinhead" by Brandi Collins-Dexter

Morgan Harper & Nidhi Hegde sit down with Brandi Collins-Dexter to discuss issues of political identity, power, and economy through the lens of Black voters and hear her perspective on how we can repair a fracturing relationship.

"Thinking like an Economist: How Efficiency Replaced Equality in U.S. Public Policy" by Dr. Elizabeth Popp Berman

Economic Liberties spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Popp Berman for the second installment of “Thinking Big.” We dug into the origins of this economic style of reasoning, its takeover of federal policymaking, and how it can be overcome.

"Davos Man: How the Billionaires Devoured the World" by Peter S. Goodman

In Economic Liberties' kick-off "Thinking Big" event, Matt Stoller discussed wealth, power, and "Davos Man" with Peter S. Goodman.