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Bloomberg’s head of economics Stephanie Flanders calls on Bloomberg's worldwide network of reporters and expert commentators to cast a fresh eye on looming challenges for the world economy which affect us all. This six-part podcast combines on-the-ground reporting with expert discussion on theRead more

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Urbanization

Nov 3 • 24:48

The effects of unbridled urbanization are inescapable in India’s capital city. Jill Ward probes whether international urban growth will be a marvel or a mess, and discusses the possibilities with Stephanie and fellow Bloomberg reporter Jeanna Smialek. If managed badly, growth in cities could increase inequality and lead to social unrest. Success, on the other hand, require...

Governance

Nov 2 • 25:17

It's the equivalent of an economic arms race. In the decade since the global financial crisis, China has vaulted up the ranks of nations that control the world economy and directly challenge U.S. domination. The new paradigm will shape economic governance for decades to come. At stake: whether China bends to the values espoused by Western-led liberal democratic institution...

Technology

Nov 1 • 28:42

Few narratives in economics and social policy are as alarmist as the one about the penetration of automation and artificial intelligence into the workplace, especially in manufacturing. Craig Torres digs into the story and finds the automation paradox: The infusion of artificial intelligence, robotics and big data into the workplace is elevating human expertise. More than ...

Banking

Oct 31 • 27:15

A global patchwork of financial institutions has long handled the funds of big corporations. But those big corporate customers are losing patience with the banks, especially as they see consumer payment apps such as Alipay or Venmo make moving money look so easy. That's putting pressure on lenders to overhaul their corporate-payments systems or risk losing their grip on a ...

Bad Capitalism

Oct 30 • 25:15

A smaller number of companies are coming to dominate the U.S. and other advanced economies, gobbling up market share and making record profits. What's causing it, and how's that affecting you as a consumer, as a worker or as an entrepreneur? Chris Condon examines how market concentration may be eroding competition and the very dynamism of our economy. Plus, Stephanie sits ...

Trade

Oct 29 • 27:28

The New Economy kicks off with Bloomberg reporter Kevin Hamlin’s quest for a curious text called The Green Book, a publication that supposedly provides a vivid look into the long term trade goals of China’s state-sponsored push to dominate technologies of the future. Also, Stephanie sits down with Bloomberg’s Tom Orlik to discuss whether China could possibly achieve their ...

Coming Soon: The New Economy

Oct 23 • 03:14

Bloomberg’s head of economics Stephanie Flanders calls on Bloomberg's worldwide network of reporters and expert commentators to cast a fresh eye on looming challenges for the world economy which affect us all....

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