FT Alphachat

Economist Sebastian Edwards joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss the modern emergence of populism, and how his research of populist economics can be applied to Donald Trump’s economic agenda.

 

FT economics writer Martin Sandbu joins host Cardiff Garcia to discuss economic ideas that would have been considered unthinkably radical or excessive a few years ago, but which are now generating serious discussion.

 

Writer Leigh Gallagher joins Cardiff and Shannon to discuss the founders, the controversies and the future of the tech company that transformed the hospitality industry. It’s the subject of Leigh’s latest book, out on Tuesday.

 

From fashion to music to drinking in pubs, the activities we do for delight and wonder have led to some of history’s greatest innovations. Steven Johnson, author of Wonderland: How play made the modern world, joins Cardiff Garcia to discus how what we do for pleasure often has astonishing effects on the serious parts of our lives, much later on.

 

Michael Mauboussin, author of “The Success Equation” and head of global financial strategies at Credit Suisse, talks to Cardiff Garcia about his recent paper, “Thirty Years: The Ten Attributes of Great Investors”.

 

Nicholas Sargen, senior investment advisor and chief economist at Fort Washington Investment Advisors, joins the FT’s John Authers to discuss his recent book, Global Shocks: An Investment Guide for Turbulent Markets, and to offer some insight on planning for the Trump era.

 

Long before the US presidential election, Twitter attracted vitriolic conversation and internet trolls. In this episode, writer Emily Parker joins Cardiff Garcia to discuss the challenges of running an alternative social media platform for civil discussion, and why some people will always be drawn to the virality Twitter affords.

 

From drug pricing to corporate debt and the much-anticipated Snap IPO, hosts Shannon Bond and Cardiff Garcia talk with fellow FT journalists about the stories they’ll be watching this year.

 

Izabella Kaminska and a panel of trading and markets experts analyse the film which launched thousands of trading careers and made frozen orange juice futures a household name, the 1983 classic Trading Places.

Music credit: “The Marriage of Figaro”, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Published by Musopen, 2012.

 

What do some people misunderstand about the white working class in the US and UK? Law professor and author Joan Williams explains. Then, Alphaville’s Alex Scaggs and Matt Klein join host Cardiff Garcia to review the year in finance and economics.