Bethany McLean

Bethany McLean

50 Interviews

Bethany McLean's Interviews

Luigi Zingales + Bethany McLean & Jonathan Haidt 18 Jul 2024 • EN

The Economic Costs of a Phone-Based Childhood, with Jonathan Haidt

In one of this year's bestselling books, "The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing An Epidemic of Mental Illness," New York University social psychologist Jonathan Haidt argues that today's childhoods spent under the influence of smartphones and overprotective parenting has led to the repo

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Mike Farris & Bethany McLean 24 Jun 2024 • EN

Bethany McLean #852

Bethany McLean, previously was editor at large with Fortune Magazine and is currently a writer for Vanity Fair. She has coauthored multiple books including The Smartest Guys in the Room and her most recent titled The Big Fail. On the podcast we discuss the Enron scandal, how Nvidia is different from Enron, 2008 GFC, pr

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Luigi Zingales + Bethany McLean & Joseph Stiglitz 20 Jun 2024 • EN

Joseph Stiglitz's Vision of a New Progressive Capitalism

In the last 60 years, few economists have contributed more to exposing the failures of capitalism than Joseph Stiglitz. Formerly the chief economist of the World Bank and chair of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton, Stiglitz won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001 for his work showing t

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Jean Chatzky & Bethany McLean 13 Dec 2023 • EN

Financial Fallout And Our Economy With Bethany McLean

While many of us would prefer to forget the pandemic ever happened, the choices we made (as a society and perhaps, personally) in 2020 continue to have lingering effects. We know that women were disproportionately affected by the pandemic — an estimated two million women left the workforce due to the strains of caregiv

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EPISODE 1794: In this KEEN ON show, Andrew talks to the co-author of THE BIG FAIL, Bethany McLean, about what the Covid pandemic reveals about American healthcare, innovation and capitalism Bethany McLean is a writer for Vanity Fair and the coauthor of The Smartest Guys in the Room. She was previously editor at large o

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Bethany McLean + Luigi Zingales & Matthew Desmond 29 Jun 2023 • EN

Why America's Poor Remain Poor, With Matthew Desmond

"Poverty will be abolished in America only when a mass movement demands it," writes Princeton sociologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond in his new book, "Poverty, by America." Building on his own lived experiences of growing up poor and continued contact with impoverished communities that "forces [h

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