Chicago Booth Launches New Capitalisnt Podcast

first_img About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini regions: Chicago Chicago Booth Launches New Capitalisn’t Podcast Since Mark Maron’s WTF and the mystery thriller Serial launched into the pop culture lexicon, the podcast went from a niche medium to a common part people’s weekday commute. Capitalisn’t—the new podcast from the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business—explores what is and isn’t working in capitalism todayThe podcast is hosted by Luigi Zingales, Chicago Booth professor of finance and faculty director of the Stigler Center, and Kate Waldock, assistant professor of finance at Georgetown University. Segments focus on how to make the best of the capitalist society we live in, and debate between the good and the bad of capitalism.“We will explore the risk of concentration in social media, whether tax cuts help the economy, and how the way we invest our retirement money can hurt us as consumers,” Zingales told the Booth School. “In sum, we will explore what is working today in capitalism and—most importantly—what isn’t. Hence, the title of the podcast: Capitalisn’t.” The first episode was posted on earlier this month, and featured a discussion on whether Facebook is a monopoly. Upcoming episodes with feature topics such whether a college education is a good investment, the recent U.S. tax reform, and why market power can distort incentives.New episode of Capitalisn’t will air twice a month. It is produced at the Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State in collaboration with Chicago Booth Review. You can find the podcast online, and on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google Play.Here’s a video trailer for the podcast:Nobel laureate George J. Stigler founded the Center for the Study of the Economy and the State at the University of Chicago in 1977. The Center has been a joint enterprise of economists and legal scholars at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Department of Economics, and the Law School. The Stigler Center was renamed in George Stigler’s memory after his death in 1991.center_img Last Updated Jan 9, 2018 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedWorking From Home, Maximizing Profits, and More – Chicago NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Chicago business schools this week. Are You a Different Person at Work Than at Home? Compartmentalizing Like This Can Lead to Unethical Decisions – Kellogg Insights Northwestern Kellogg Assistant Professor of Marketing Maferima Touré-Tillery and the University of…October 25, 2018In “Chicago”Booth’s Raghuram Rajan named Euromoney’s Central Bank Fund Governor of the YearRaghuram Rajan, Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Reserve Bank of India Governor, has been named Euromoney’s Central Bank Fund Governor of the Year for 2014. Rajan assumed the role as the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India over…November 3, 2014In “Featured Region”Six Booth School Professors Make Thomson Reuters List of Thought LeadersSix University of Chicago Booth School of Business faculty members were named to Thomson Reuters’ list of most influential thinkers, making Chicago Booth No. 1 in business school thought leaders worldwide. The faculty members named to the list are: Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, focuses…October 1, 2014In “Featured Home”last_img

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