The Hale Podcast Episode 22 : with John J Mearsheimer
On November 23rd, I had the pleasure of speaking with John Mearsheimer, the esteemed political theorist of great power rivalries at the University of Chicago, to discuss his recent article in Foreign Affairs for the Hale Report. I have spent some time thinking about what he said, in particular his use of the word tragedy to describe the geopolitics of where we find ourselves today. If you are concerned about the US-China relationship, Mearsheimer’s works are required reading for understanding the arc of engagement between the two countries over the past fifty years. Some key points:
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.