We are addressing fundamental issues related to global capitalist civilisation with 8 basic questions.

The objectives of this project are to shed light on the most salient challenges facing human civilization, explore the role of economics and the inner workings of capitalism, and heighten people’s awareness of both the economic system in which they live and work, and the role of economics in understanding this ever-changing system.

Interviews

HRH Muhammad Sanusi II
February 21, 2021

HRH Muhammad Sanusi II

Nigerian economist, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, former Emir of Kano.
Mark Blyth
February 14, 2021

Mark Blyth

William R. Rhodes Professor of International Economics at Brown University, author.
Albena Azmanova
February 07, 2021

Albena Azmanova

Scholar, author, public intellectual. Associate Professor of Political & Social Thought at the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies.
Keyu Jin
January 31, 2021

Keyu Jin

Chinese economist, associate professor of economics at the London School of Economics and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Matheus Grasselli
January 24, 2021

Matheus Grasselli

Professor of Financial Mathematics and Chair of the Mathematics of Statistics Department at McMaster University.
Carolina Cristina Alves
January 17, 2021

Carolina Cristina Alves

Joan Robinson Research Fellow in Heterodox Economics at the University of Cambridge, Girton College.
Jason DeSena Trennert
January 10, 2021

Jason DeSena Trennert

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Strategas, known as one of Wall Street’s top thought leaders on the subject of markets and economic policy.
Andrew S. Nevin
January 03, 2021

Andrew S. Nevin

Advisory Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria, working at the complex intersection of economics, strategy, and regulation.
Leo Johnson
December 27, 2020

Leo Johnson

British writer, broadcaster, and expert on global megatrends.
Penny Mealy
December 20, 2020

Penny Mealy

Research Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking, University of Oxford and Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge.
Steve Keen
December 13, 2020

Steve Keen

Australian economist and author. Considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticising neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported.
Noam Chomsky
December 06, 2020

Noam Chomsky

American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic and political activist.
Roberto Mangabeira Unger
November 29, 2020

Roberto Mangabeira Unger

Brazilian philosopher. He was the first Minister for Strategic Affairs in Brazil from 2007–2009.
Ludger Schuknecht
November 22, 2020

Ludger Schuknecht

German economist. Former Chief Economist at the German Ministry of Finance, from 2018 to 2020 one of four Deputy Secretaries-General of the OECD.
Alan Kirman
November 15, 2020

Alan Kirman

Directeur d’etudes, CAMS-EHESS Paris Professor Emeritus, Aix Marseille University Senior Adviser, OECD NAEC Initiative
Rana Foroohar
November 08, 2020

Rana Foroohar

American business columnist, associate editor at the Financial Times, and also CNN’s global economic analyst.
William Hynes
November 01, 2020

William Hynes

Head of the New Approaches to Economic Challenges Unit (NAEC), OECD.

Roundtables

Roundtable #01
February 21, 2021

Roundtable #01

Our first roundtable focused on the question of recovery from COVID-19: how best to move forward? Is economic recovery sufficient? Are we doing enough to address systemic challenges?

Exploring Economics

Every Sunday we will be releasing an interview with one of a diverse group of economic and non-economic thinkers with the objectives of shedding light on the most salient challenges facing human civilization in our time.

With this series of interviews, we aim to explore the role of economics and the inner workings of capitalism, and to heighten people’s awareness of both the economic system in which they live and work.

We have 8 major question categories:

Fundamental Economics

Why does economics matter?

Economic Science & Engineering

What are the differences between economic science (academic economics) and economic engineering (policymaking)?

Society & Economics

What role does economics play in society?
Does it serve the common good?

Economics and the wider environment

Economics provides answers to problems related to markets, efficiency, profits, consumption and economic growth. Does economics do a good job in addressing the other issues people care about: climate change and the wider environment, the role of technology in society, issues of race and class, pandemics, etc.?

The Age of Economists

As we live in an age of economics and economists – in which economic developments feature prominently in our lives and economists have major influence over a wide range of policy and people – should economists be held accountable for their advice?

Economics & Capitalism

Does economics explain Capitalism? How would you define Capitalism?

Surviving Capitalism

No human system to date has so far been able to endure indefinitely - not ancient Egypt or Rome, not Feudal China or Europe, not the USSR. What about global Capitalism: can it survive in its current form?

Capitalism and humanity

Is Capitalism, or whatever we should call the current system, the best one to serve the needs of humanity, or can we imagine another one?