Capitalism, wrote economist Andrew Shonfield, is “the great engine of prosperity of the postwar Western world.” Karl Marx, on the other hand, asserted that capitalism sows the seeds of its own demise. Could both things be true? On the Stigler Center/CBR podcast Capitalisn’t, hosts Luigi Zingales of Chicago Booth and Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean examine questions that help indicate how well capitalism is—or isn’t—functioning in the context of contemporary culture, technology, and politics. For more on the show and its hosts, visit Capitalisnt.com.
Kate and Luigi are joined by a series of guests who each offer a different perspective on why there’s a lack of diversity in economics, what the profession is missing because of it, and what can be done to fix it.