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Season 1, Episode 25: Unpacking ‘The Finance Curse,’ With Nicholas Shaxson, Author

“A cuckoo in the nest that is crowding out other parts of the economy”

Nicholas Shaxson, author of The Finance Curse, joins the podcast to discuss his thesis, that the financial sector is at the root of many problems facing economies and society, and where to look for possible solutions.

Content

  • The paradox: Too much finance can make you poorer (1:47)
  • How did we get here? (3:11)
  • Angola as the genesis of the finance curse concept (7:58)
  • Rising inequality. Where might solutions lie? (14:11)
  • Debunking private equity (18:34)
  • Antitrust solutions may be the answer (27:06)
  • What sectors are most at risk? (33:19)

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