Hale Report Podcast Episode 7: Interview with Michele Wucker

Today's podcast guest is a fellow Chicagoan, best-selling author Michele Wucker. Her thought-provoking book, the Gray Rhino, was published in 2016 and has been quoted by President Xi Jinping of China.  Michele’s key insight is that even when we see the future charging at us, we often fail to act.

Hale Report Podcast Episode 6: The Coming Customer Revolution in Health Care with David W. Johnson

Our guest is a longtime friend and expert contributor to EconVue, David W. Johnson. He is CEO of 4sight Health and author of a new book, The Customer Revolution in Healthcare just published by McGraw Hill. He discusses how aligning economic incentives with patient needs will deliver better outcomes at lower costs with superior customer service. The market will be won by disruptive, bottom-up, and customer-centric, tech-saavy competitors who will deliver kinder, smarter, and cheaper health care.

Hale Report Podcast Episode 5: Kathryn Ibata-Arens on Technonationalism

EconVue interviews Kathryn Ibata-Arens, Vincent de Paul Professor of Political Science & Director of the Global Asian Studies Program at DePaul University.  Her new book has just been published by Stanford Press: Beyond Technonationalism, Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia.

Hale Report Podcast Episode 4: Venezuela: Lawyers, Guns & Money with Nikolai Tagarov

EconVue Editor-in-Chief Lyric Hughes Hale interviews Nikolai Tagarov, advisor to the European Commission, about the recent travails in Venezuela. They discuss how the drop in oil prices has been replaced by income from drug trafficking, and how this has led to immigration flows that threaten not just the southern border of the United States, but all of Central America. Tagarov explains how Venezuela became one of the greatest failures in economic history and a contributor to human misery.

Hale Report Podcast Episode 3: Dali Yang on China

You won't want to miss Prof. Yang's expert analysis of the US-China relationship, and what the future might hold for both sides of this persistent conflict.

Hale Report Podcast Episode 2: Interview with James Bianco

Our podcast this week features an interview with James Bianco, market-savvy macro-economic analyst and head ofBianco Research here in Chicago. He shares his thoughts about the Fed, markets, the long-lost world of stock picking, and the role of cryptocurrencies as a new monetary regime unfolds.

During our interview last Friday, I asked Jim what he would do in terms of monetary policy if he were appointed to the Fed. Unknown to me was the fact that he was under active consideration at the time. As he has now revealed on Bloomberg today:

Hale Report Podcast Episode 1: Interview with Economist Michael Lewis

EconVue Editor-in-Chief Lyric Hughes Hale interviews Michael Lewis of Free Market Inc. on his views on employment, the Federal Reserve, and the growth of the US economy.