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Ones and Tooze

Is Olaf Scholz the German Joe Biden?


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On Foreign Policy’s new economics podcast, columnist Adam Tooze discusses two data points that explain the world.

German politicians are meeting these days to try to forge a governing coalition after Olaf Scholz and his Social Democratic Party won the most votes in the Sept. 26 federal election.

To command a majority in parliament, Scholz will need the support of at least one other party among six that qualified to enter government, including the Christian Democrats, the Greens, the Free Democratic Party, Alternative for Germany, and the Left.

On the latest episode of Ones and Tooze, Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze discuss the results of the election and the economic policies of Scholz, who served as minister of finance for the past three years.

Also on the show: Why is Greece, a country with huge debt and a terrible financial record, able to borrow money virtually for free?

Ones and Tooze is Foreign Policy’s weekly economics show. On each episode, Abadi and Tooze examine two data points that explain the world.

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About Ones and Tooze:  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 our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will 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.  See All Episodes


More Ones and Tooze episodes:

The Economics Revolution and the Nobel Prize

On FP’s economics podcast, Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze talk about what three economists did to win the big prize.

Scandal at the IMF and World Bank

On FP’s new economics podcast, columnist Adam Tooze shares what’s behind the China ranking scandal at the World Bank.

Is Evergrande the New Lehman Brothers?

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