With the holidays in full swing, we hope you have some time to sit back and relax. And what better way to do that than by listening to our podcast, "Pitchfork Economics"? In the last year, we've hosted four Biden appointees, all experts who will help shape America's economic policy for years to come. You can dive into our conversations with each of them by clicking below:
Ronald Klain, incoming White House Chief of Staff: We had a great conversation with Klain back in April, in which he argued that leadership failure and government unpreparedness made the pandemic much worse in the United States. Listen now >>
Heather Boushey, incoming member of The Council of Economic Advisers: The burdens of this pandemic are not borne equally. Economists Heather Boushey and Michelle Holder joined us in May to expose how the coronavirus is exacerbating the already-deep inequalities in our society. Listen now >>
Jared Bernstein, incoming member of The Council of Economic Advisers: Monopolies are destroying competition, depressing wages, and slowing economic growth. We chatted with Jared Bernstein to find out if powerful monopolies are an inevitable outcome of capitalism, or if there's a smarter solution. Listen now >>
Mehrsa Baradaran, Head of the Treasury Dept. Transition Team: Being poor is expensive, and nobody understands that better than Mehrsa Baradaran. In February, we talked with her about how the financial services industry is keeping the poor in poverty. Listen now >>
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