Twitter started off as a radical free speech experiment, but widespread harassment is forcing the social media giant to rethink what kind of platform it wants to be.
Talks & Conversations
What is populism? Where does it come from; where is it going? What does it mean for the world’s institutions and what can be done about? asks Dani Rodrik in introducing the inaugural talk by the Weatherhead Center Cluster on Global Populism with Tim Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at St Antony’s College, Oxford, […]
Peter Pomerantsev uses his deep insights into the nature of digital propaganda and the authoritarian threat to democracy to come up with a surprising and rather bold analysis of the way politics works. From Brexit to Trump and possibly soon in a parliament near you: It is politics as carnival, as he puts it, a […]
Martin Wolf talks about the state of democratic capitalism today and its impact on the future.
The collapse of Venezuela and President Maduro’s rise to dictatorship. Venezuela was once the richest country in Latin America. It has the largest known oil reserves in the world. And its democratic government was once praised world wide. But today, Venezuela’s democratic institutions and its economy are in shambles. The country has the highest inflation […]
Professor Reich talks at Google about the impact of automation & artificial intelligence on our economy. He also provides a recommendation on how we can ensure future technologies benefit the entire economy, not just those at the top.
We all depend on the finance sector. We need it to store our money, manage our payments, finance housing stock, restore infrastructure, fund retirement and support new business. But these roles comprise only a tiny sliver of the sector’s activity: the vast majority of lending is within the finance sector. So what is it all […]
What happened in Greece during the crisis? And what happens when you take on the establishment? In this extensive interview with EFN, former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis, talks about his new book Adults In The Room – My battle with Europe’s deep establishment.
Professor Richard Wolff discusses the economic dimensions of our lives, our jobs, our incomes, our debts, those of our children, and those looming down the road in his unique mixture of deep insight and dry humor. He presents current events and draws connections to the past to highlight the machinations of our global economy. He […]
Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises, Klein asserts. She argues that Trump’s vision—a radical deregulation of the U.S. economy in the interest of corporations, an all-out war on “radical Islamic terrorism,” and sweeping aside climate science to unleash a domestic fossil fuel frenzy—will generate […]
In the fifth episode of Social Europe Talk from the European Parliament in Brussels the panelists discuss inequality in Europe and what can be done about it. Social Europe editor-in-chief Henning Meyer is joined by Lorenza Antonucci from Teeside University, inequality consultant Michael Dauderstädt as well as the MEPs Javi Lopez and Udo Bullmann.
In more equal countries, human beings are generally happier and healthier, there is less crime, more creativity and higher educational attainment. In this talk to launch his latest book, Danny Dorling shows that the evidence is now so overwhelming that it should be changing politics and society all over the world. More and more evidence […]