Reviving Growth Keynesianism

Matthew C. Klein on *Trade Wars are Class Wars*

November 02, 2020 Robert Manduca and Nic Johnson
Reviving Growth Keynesianism
Matthew C. Klein on *Trade Wars are Class Wars*
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Reviving Growth Keynesianism
Matthew C. Klein on *Trade Wars are Class Wars*
Nov 02, 2020
Robert Manduca and Nic Johnson

Today's guest is Matt Klein, senior writer and economics commentator at Barron's. We discuss his new book with Michael Pettis, which argues that global imbalances are the result of rising inequality around the world. It's underconsumption theory at its most sophisticated. We ask him what implications this has for politics.

Plus, we welcome a new co-host: Chris Hong, a graduate student in history at the University of Chicago.

***LINKS***

Matthew Klein on Twitter: @M_C_Klein

Matt Klein at Barron's: https://www.barrons.com/authors/8566

Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Trade-Wars-Are-Class-International/dp/0300244177/

Review of Trade Wars are Class Wars: https://phenomenalworld.org/reviews/trade-wars

Elaboration by Yakov Feygin and Dominik Leusder: https://phenomenalworld.org/analysis/the-class-politics-of-the-dollar-system

Pettis on the limits to debt: https://carnegieendowment.org/chinafinancialmarkets/80054

Keynes on the "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren" (pdf): https://assets.aspeninstitute.org/content/uploads/files/content/upload/Intro_and_Section_I.pdf

Show Notes

Today's guest is Matt Klein, senior writer and economics commentator at Barron's. We discuss his new book with Michael Pettis, which argues that global imbalances are the result of rising inequality around the world. It's underconsumption theory at its most sophisticated. We ask him what implications this has for politics.

Plus, we welcome a new co-host: Chris Hong, a graduate student in history at the University of Chicago.

***LINKS***

Matthew Klein on Twitter: @M_C_Klein

Matt Klein at Barron's: https://www.barrons.com/authors/8566

Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Trade-Wars-Are-Class-International/dp/0300244177/

Review of Trade Wars are Class Wars: https://phenomenalworld.org/reviews/trade-wars

Elaboration by Yakov Feygin and Dominik Leusder: https://phenomenalworld.org/analysis/the-class-politics-of-the-dollar-system

Pettis on the limits to debt: https://carnegieendowment.org/chinafinancialmarkets/80054

Keynes on the "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren" (pdf): https://assets.aspeninstitute.org/content/uploads/files/content/upload/Intro_and_Section_I.pdf