Ones and Tooze

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 at https://foreignpolicy.com/author/adam-tooze/. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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October 15, 2021 29 min

This week Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze discuss the economists who won the Nobel Prize—for helping make the science of economics…more scientific.


Also: Whatever happened to cap and trade? The strategy for stemming climate change is largely dead in the United States but surging in Europe.


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On this episode of Ones and Tooze, Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze discuss the scandal swirling around Kristalina Georgieva, who runs the International Monetary Fund. Also, what the steep rise in China’s life expectancy says about China—and about the United States.  

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October 1, 2021 24 min
On this episode of Ones and Tooze, Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze discuss the results of the German election and the economic policies of the winner, Olaf Scholz, of the Social Democratic Party. Also: Why is Greece, a country with huge debt and a terrible financial record, able to borrow money virtually for free?

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September 24, 2021 32 min

On this episode of Ones and Tooze, Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze discuss the Chinese company Evergrande and its $300 billion debt—that has prompted panic in U.S. markets and raised fears of economic contagion. Also: Why other wealthy countries have bullet trains while the United States has... Amtrak.



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September 17, 2021 24 min
On this first episode of Ones and Tooze, Cameron Abadi and Adam Tooze discuss two stratospheric numbers: 28.5 trillion and 3.3 billion. One refers in dollars to the U.S. debt ceiling and the other corresponds to the number of people furloughed around the world during the pandemic.

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What does China’s life expectancy say about the current moment? How does the jump in U.S. interest rates back in 1994 help us understand inflation risks today? These are some of the data points that Foreign Policy columnist and acclaimed author Adam Tooze will unpack each week on Ones and Tooze, FP's new economics podcast. Join Tooze along with FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi as they connect the dots for listeners and explain ho...
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