Reimagining the Economy
On the “Marketplace Morning Report,” we’re asking people with diverse perspectives what should change in a post-pandemic economy.
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Eliminating the concept of waste from the economy
For architect William McDonough, an economy of the future is a "circular economy."
Universal basic income, blockchain and more: Reimagining the next decade
"If people don't have money in their pockets, then this type of economy that we have can't work," says Wharton professor Mauro Guillén.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on rebuilding trust between the city and its people
Lightfoot wants to "unwind" Chicago's "addiction to fines and fees" so as to not drive people into bankruptcy and out of the economy.
How social impact bonds could spark prosperity for Indian Country in a pandemic recovery
"Investors are willing to put money on the table for projects with a positive social outcome," Patrice Kunesh says.
How lobbying and regulation can worsen inequality, according to one political science professor
Steven Teles wants to arm legislators with more research staff so they can push back when lobbyists fight institutional change.
Silicon Valley congressman on distributing tech jobs across the country
Rep. Ro Khanna says we need to expand access to the innovation economy.
Decarbonization can fix the jobs crisis and the climate crisis, scientist says
Saul Griffith is the co-author of a new report that outlines a plan to reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels while creating millions of jobs.
Kat Cole's vision for a kinder capitalism
The president and COO of Focus Brands says "caring for connected stakeholders — employees, customers, vendors" is where our economic system is going.
Could reforming student loan debt provide a long-term U.S. economic boost?
U.S. policymakers may look to Europe for inspiration on reforming the higher education finance system.
How the president of the Ford Foundation would reimagine the economy
“We begin first by asking the question: Why is there so much inequality in our society?” Darren Walker says.