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The Hale Podcast Episode 21 : With Richard Katz - Post-election, Japan could regain its footing in the race for innovation

Japan is the world’s third largest economy, a fact often lost in all of the discussion about the US and China. But now that the US is actually pivoting towards Asia, Japan is likely to be in the spotlight on a host of global issues. This weekend’s parliamentary election in Japan assured support in the Diet for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who was quick to say that among his first priorities was a meeting with President Joe Biden as he headed to the COP26 meetings.

The Hale Podcast Episode 20 - Albert Bressand August 25. 2021: Positive Energy: Is Geoengineering the Answer to Climate Change?

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Hale Report Podcast: Episode 19 - Robert Shapiro July 21 2021

In Episode 19 of the Hale report, Lyric Hughes Hale interviews economist Robert J Shapiro, Chairman of Sonecon, a Washington-based private consultancy for economic and security-policy related issues.  They discuss inflation, COVID, inequality, the 2020 census, China, blockchain and the Internet. 

The Hale Podcast Episode 18: With Robert Madsen August 2021

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Hale Report Podcast Episode 17: Joe Atikian - July 14, 2021

EconVue editor-in-chief Lyric Hughes Hale interviews Joe Atikian about his new book, Autonomous, The Coming Crash of Self-Driving Cars.

Joe is a Toronto author writing on economics and technology. His professional background was focused on the electrical utilities and automotive industries in engineering, design & development, and management. Joe has written about global and regional transitions that have technological, economic, and political implications, leading up to his book which we are discussing today.

Hale Report Podcast Episode 16: Winston Ma - June 2, 2021

In Episode 16 of the Hale Report, Lyric Hale interviews Winston Ma, investor, author, and adjunct professor at NYU focusing on technology & the digital economy. They discuss his new book, "Digital War: How China's Tech Power Shapes the Future of AI, Blockchain and Cyberspace".

Hale Report Podcast Episode 15: On Innovation with Dan Breznitz May 26, 2021

Welcome to the Hale Report. This podcast is the second in our 3-part series on "Technology, Innovation & Competition" the new New Economy. My guest is Dan Breznitz, who spoke with me from Toronto, and the topic is innovation. Dan is professor of Innovation Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is also Co-Director of the Innovation Policy Lab.

Hale Report Podcast Episode 14: Sheila Warren May 26th, 2021


Episode 14 focuses on the implications of blockchain with Sheila Warren, head of Data, Blockchain, and Digital Assets at the World Economic Forum. Sheila's background as a Wall Street lawyer has served her well in Silicon Valley; she approaches the subject of cryptocurrencies and blockchain with clarity and objectivity.

Hale Report Podcast Episode 13: Paul Sheard April 15, 2021

Our guest is the eminent economist Paul Sheard, Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center, an expert in both monetary policy and the Japanese economy. Dr Sheard explains how innovations originally conceived at the Bank of Japan decades ago including quantitative easing have been used to combat recent financial crises. He recommends structural changes that could ostensibly affect the independence of central banks, since in practice a merger of fiscal and monetary policy has already begun in earnest.

Engine of Inequality

Hale Report Podcast Episode 12: Inequality and Fed with Karen Petrou March 4, 2021

My guest today is Karen Petrou, co-founder of Federal Financial Analytics in Washington, DC, and our subject is inequality. Miss Petrou is widely thought of as one of the brightest minds in Washington. Her research focuses on economic policy, especially in regard to banking regulation. If you don't know her work yet, I promise you you will after the upcoming publication of her new book, "Engine of Inequality: The Fed and the Future of Wealth in America."

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