Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On FP’s hit podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column here.
Adam Tooze is a columnist at Foreign Policy and a history professor and director of the European Institute at Columbia University. His latest book is Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy, and he is currently working on a history of the climate crisis.
Cameron Abadi is a deputy editor at Foreign Policy. He previously worked at the New Republic and Foreign Affairs and as a correspondent in Germany and Iran. His writing has appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, the New Yorker, the New Republic, and Der Spiegel.
Editors: Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze Lead producer: Laura Rosbrow-Telem
Managing editors: Dan Ephron and Rob Sachs Additional support from: Claudia Teti
How War Complicates the Insurance Business
Ones and Tooze: Adam and Cameron look at how the industry assesses risk amid global crises.
The Techno-Optimism of Marc Andreessen
Ones and Tooze: Adam and Cameron discuss the venture capitalist’s manifesto.
Is the United Nations Worth the Money?
Ones and Tooze: How far does the U.N. budget go? Plus, the economics of Sweden.
Live From Berlin’s Hertie School
Ones and Tooze: Adam and Cam record in front of a live audience in Germany.
U.S. Deficit too High?
Ones and Tooze: The 2023 deficit is almost double what it was last year. Plus: the economics of baseball.
Egypt and the War in Gaza
Ones and Tooze: Egypt’s mounting economic pressure. Plus, a look at this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in economics.
The Economics of the Israel-Hamas War
Ones and Tooze: Adam breaks down the economic implications for both sides.
How Asylum-Seekers Shake Up Economies (Mostly in Good Ways)
Ones and Tooze: Adam and Cameron look at the economics of migration.
Electric Cars or Better Wages?
Ones and Tooze: Adam and Cameron look at the future of the auto industry.
Ask Adam Anything on Inflation
Ones and Tooze: Adam and Cameron answer more of your listener questions.
The Economic Philosophy of George Soros
Adam and Cameron take a look at the legacy of the OSF’s founder.
The Economic Impact of Israel’s Surge Toward Authoritarianism
Plus: How did Israel become so economically successful in the first place?
The Arithmetic of Apple’s $3 Trillion Valuation
Plus: What’s the relationship between Apple and the U.S. government?
Live From Berlin
Adam and Cameron talk the U.S. debt ceiling and German economics with a live audience.
Could Green Hydrogen Revolutionize the Energy Sector?
Plus: Looking to travel this summer? Adam and Cameron break down vacationing around Europe on the cheap.
Is JPMorgan Chase Helping the Banking Industry or Itself?
This isn’t the first distressed bank that JPMorgan has stepped in to purchase—and it probably won’t be the last.
Can the U.S. Solve the China Dilemma?
Adam and Cameron look at the U.S.-China relationship in a little more detail.
What Saudi Arabia’s Reconciliation With Iran Means for the Region
Plus: How could this affect the conflicts in Yemen and Syria?
The Economics of South Africa Post-Apartheid
How does the country’s continued struggles with inequality affect its economy?
Plus: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new report. How should countries react?
Why Iraq’s Economy Never Recovered From the U.S. Invasion
What did the war cost, and how do we go about calculating the cost in the first place?
U.S. Heading for Soft Landing?
Plus: Part 4 of Adam and Cam's special series on the economics of love.
How India's Adani Group Lost Billions Overnight
What does Gautam Adani's wealth tell us about the Indian economy?
Are Tanks Really a Game-Changer in Ukraine?
Cameron and Adam break down the military—and economic—significance of the armored vehicles.
The Economic Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Plus: What is King's role in the present-day U.S. economy?
What FTX’s Collapse Tells Us About the Bahamas
Plus: What a recent breakthrough in nuclear physics means for the future of energy.
Is Biden Killing the World Trade Organization?
Plus: It’s the time of year to give. Adam and Cam break down the economics of charities.
Ukraine So Far
Plus: From skiing to plowing, how will warming temperatures affect snow-dependent industries?
China’s Zero-COVID Fiasco
Cameron and Adam unpack what sustained protests could mean for China and the world.
Unpacking the FTX Crypto Collapse
FTX was a symbol of the recent cryptocurrency boom. Is its fall a symbol too?
The Nobel Prize in Economics Rewards Bank Run Breakthroughs
Plus: FP looks at the recent protests in Iran and the current role of women in the country.
Why the World’s Top Economists Are Going to Jackson Hole
Plus: The United States is having a massive teacher shortage.
The Most Ominous Portmanteau in the English Language?
Stagflation is back. What is it, and what does it mean for the world?
Why Do Italian Governments Collapse So Often?
What Mario Draghi’s resignation means for Italy and Europe.
What Fluctuating Oil and Gas Prices Mean for the World
Plus: a look into the economics of playgrounds.
Why the Russia-Ukraine War Has Germany Worried About Bunkers
Plus: The Faroe Islands and the economics of tiny governments.
How Banning Abortion Affects the Economic Lives of Women
Plus: Why the economy today reminds us of the 1970s—and why it doesn’t.
What Does a Cryptocurrency Crash Portend for the Economy?
Should you be worried about cryptocurrencies’ instability?
Why Low Unemployment Isn’t Better News
Adam and Cameron discuss unemployment rates and the future of African economics.
Who Wins and Who Loses With Inflation
How inflation is having an impact on wide swaths of the U.S. economy and what tools are available to curb the rise.
Why the American Tax System Is Such a Mess
On paper, it’s as progressive as they come. But oh, those loopholes.
How the Russian Ruble Bounced Back
Russia’s currency plunged after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine but has regained its value.
The French Election
What Macron’s economic views show about France today. Plus, the business of humor.
The Economic Toll of Russia’s Grinding Siege on Mariupol
The Ukrainian city has been bombarded and besieged for weeks.
Why COVID-19’s Surge in China Is Bad for the Global Economy
Lockdowns in the tech hub of Shenzhen and elsewhere could exacerbate supply chain problems.
How Rising Oil Prices Will Change Everything
The war in Ukraine has roiled energy markets and stands to affect everything from inflation to climate change.
How Biden’s Sanctions Against Russia Fall Short
A loophole in the banking restrictions allows Russia to continue exporting oil and gas.
How a Group of Truckers Found Canada’s Chokepoint
A quarter of all goods traded between the United States and Canada are transported across one bridge.
Is the U.S. Economy Really Booming?
Plus: Why the perfume market is expected to nearly double in size by 2025.
The Trouble With Cryptocurrency
Who really benefits from cryptocurrency and why the market has tumbled.
Boris Johnson and the Sordid Arithmetic of Partygate
Also on the show: How much will that midlife crisis cost you?
Why Do People Still Care About Davos?
Omicron has relegated the conference to online-only status, but it's still the world’s most closely watched gathering of the rich and powerful.
Can the Threat of More U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Save Ukraine?
Also on the show: Why the demand for egg freezing has soared during the pandemic.
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