January 4, 2018

Mark Blyth’s State of the Union

The people’s economist Mark Blyth is a perpetual fan favorite for Open Source listeners. The Brown University professor, who never left behind his working-class Scottish roots, brings a vernacular wisdom...| More
June 18, 2013

Mark Blyth (9) : On the Dead...

The Great Gatsby is out as a film again. Go see it! Think about it. Basically you have this tiny elite. How many yachts can they buy, right? They have...| More
March 28, 2012

Mark Blyth (8): How Germany gets to...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Mark Blyth (32 min, 15 meg) Mark Blyth is back in the pub, just in time, with the economic script for 2012. You...| More
November 17, 2011

Mark Blyth (7): “We can’t all export...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Mark Blyth (20 minutes, 8 mb mp3) Mark Blyth is flying us over the embattled Eurozone — populations aging, economies flagging, and now...| More
October 17, 2011

Mark Blyth (6): Going to school on...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Mark Blyth (20 minutes, 8 mb mp3) I arrived in the States twenty years ago, to the month. When I look at the...| More
September 6, 2011

Mark Blyth (5): Sovereigns, Citizens and Suckers

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Mark Blyth (28 minutes, 14 mb mp3) Mark Blyth is back in the pub, just in time, talking trash again and taking some...| More
May 26, 2011

Mark Blyth (4): Why they call it...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Mark Blyth (20 minutes, 10 mb mp3) Photo from Mark Blyth’s Austerity video Mark Blyth confirms the the sneaking suspicion that the meltdown...| More
March 24, 2011

Mark Blyth (3): The Black Swan of...

Mark Blyth, the know-it-all professor with the Sean Connery delivery, is back in the pub tonight, and not a moment to soon. When the political economy of energy is screaming...| More
December 21, 2010

Mark Blyth (2): 2011 Will Be Worse…...

Mark Blyth is back in the pub tonight, played by Sean Connery, as usual, and demonstrating again how far a man can go in political economy just by talking fast...| More
December 1, 2010

Mark Blyth on Ireland: The Circle will...

Mark Blyth, of Austerity fame and the Watson Institute, has a Scot’s vernacular gift for clarifying economics. Is the situation explosive? “You’ve got 300 million Americans and 500 million handguns....| More
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