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Conversation with John Mearsheimer, How States Think

Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and political scientist John Mearsheimer as they discuss Professor Mearsheimer’s latest book, How States Think: The Rationality of Foreign Policy. Hailed as the…

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What We Hope For

In the final video of Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Freedom Now series, Professor Unger concludes his vision of a progressive alternative by stating that the task of institutions is to create a…

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High-Energy Democracy

In the tenth video of Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Freedom Now series, Professor Unger describes three sets of innovations to create a "high-energy" democracy that enables ongoing…

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The Capable Agent: Education

In the ninth video of Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Freedom Now series, Professor Unger lays out his four-part vision of a truly progressive approach to education. This video is also featured in…

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Taxation and Inequality

In the seventh video of Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Freedom Now series, Professor Unger calls for transformation in the the innovation of the market order, and outlines his vision for a…

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The Capable Agent: Security and Plasticity

In the eighth video of Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Freedom Now series, Professor Unger states that for individuals to become a truly capable agent in a progressive economy, they must be supported…

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Finance and the Real Economy

In the sixth video of Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Freedom Now series, Professor Unger differentiates finance from the real economy, and argues for a completely new way of thinking about the…

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Labor and capital

In the fifth video of Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Freedom Now series, Professor Unger argues that a truly progressive approach to the economy requires a change in the relation of labor to capital…

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The New Dilemma of Development

In the third video of Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Freedom Now series, Professor Unger explains that traditional means of promoting economic development—industrialization via mass market…

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The Knowledge Economy and Its Future

In the fourth video of Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Freedom Now series, Professor Unger outlines the characteristics of the knowledge economy and discusses what production processes must change in…

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Thinking about Alternatives

In the first video of his series Freedom Now: The Economic and Political Alternative, philosopher Roberto Mangabeira Unger argues that traditional progressive politics do not go far enough in their…

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The Scope of a Progressive Program

In the second video of Roberto Mangabeira Unger's Freedom Now series, Professor Unger lays out the three axis points of his progressive alternative: democratization of the market economy,…

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Corruption and Politics Today

All of our aspirations for sustainable development depend on good governance. Good governance is vital so that government provides the public investments and the public services that underpin…

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How to avoid capture of politicians?

Former World Bank Chief Economist, Justin Lin, suggests the way to avoid political capture is to only support industries where there is a comparative advantage. This video is licensed under the CC…

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The Moral Underpinnings of Statecraft

How should government act to promote our well-being? Professor Jeffrey Sachs addresses this question through analyzing the two political theories set up by Aristotle and Machiavelli. This video is…

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