Podcast - Economics For the People

Sirisha Naidu and Taki Manolakos host Economics For the People, a journey to explore the transformative power of economics when it is harnessed for the working classes, to advance social justice, and to create an inclusive and equitable society. It is an open invitation to participate in collectively shaping and reimagining an economy that prioritizes the needs and aspirations of the working classes, marginalized communities, and individuals of different gender expressions, sexualities, and abilities. The show features diverse voices, experiences and perspectives that often remain unheard in mainstream conversations about economics, markets and numbers.

EP4: Latinos in Kansas City – Dr. King’s thoughts on the economy – Student debt crisis

In this episode's Econ 101, what thoughts did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. offer on the impact of the economy on working people? Sirisha and Taki discuss the connections between the political economy of racism, poverty and imperialism found in Dr. King's intellectual legacy. In the D&S Debrief segment, Chris...

EP3: Inside the Occupation of Palestine – WIC and food insecurity – AI and the Future of Work

In our special feature we journey into the heart of the largest open air prison in the world - Gaza. Amidst the relentless bombardment in Gaza, Rasha Abousalem and Suhaib Azzeh provide insights into the lived experiences and economic challenges faced by Palestinians in the current onslaught and under the longstanding...

EP1: Disaster Capitalism, Cost of Living Adjustments, and the Millionaire Tax

In this podcast, our feature is an interview with Professor Raja Swamy about disaster capitalism. Why do capitalist responses to ostensible natural disasters seem to just make everything even worse? Our Econ101 segment discusses cost of living adjustments and inflation and their importance for the labor movement. Finally, in our...