This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature a discussion with Christos Zoubloulidis of the Greek team for the Basic Income Initiative in Europe. This movement was established in Europe in 2013, and it supports the establishment of an unconditional basic income (UBI) or “citizen’s income” that would be guaranteed for all European citizens, regardless of their employment status or any other income that they receive. This minimum income would serve as a safeguard against poverty for all citizens. This movement organized a petition throughout the European Union last year, and is active in a number of European countries, including Greece. In this interview, Zouboulidis will talk about this initiative, its economic and theoretical basis, about the current efforts to promote this as a policy initiative in the European Union, and about the upcoming Athens Summit which will be organized in Athens later in September, and which will bring together key economists and supporters of this initiative from throughout Europe.
In addition to this interview, we will be featuring a special musical dedication to one of the greatest singers and voices in Greek musical history, Stelios Kazantzidis, on the occassion of the 13th anniversary of his passing (September 14, 2001). This feature will include some of his music, as well as facts and information about his life and musical career.
Additionally, stay tuned for our commentary of the week segment, plus other surprises and, of course, some great Greek music…all this week only on Dialogos Radio!
One of the highest-profile interviews in Dialogos Radio’s history has now found its way into the English-language press. Our interview with John Perkins, the author of the New York Times bestselling book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,” was featured earlier this week on the front page of the well-known website Truthout.
Read the full interview on Truthout and contribute your comments by clicking here.
Following the results of the recent European parliamentary elections and local electoral races in Greece, we have returned with a new published piece, published in The Press Project International, titled “A Victory of the Greek Left? Not So Fast!” In this piece, we analyze the recent electoral results and provide our own insights into their significance and meaning, breaking away from the most commonly-heard narrative that the elections represented an overwhelming victory of the left in Greece.
Read this article online at The Press Project International simply by clicking on the following link: http://www.thepressproject.net/article/62706/A-victory-of-the-Greek-left–Not-so-fast.
This week on Dialogos Radio, tune in to hear our special election recap, which will analyze the results of the recent European parliamentary elections and local/regional elections in Greece, which took place over the past two weekends.
Our recap will include an interview, as part of the Dialogos Interview Series, with journalist Lamprini Thoma of The Press Project, one of Greece’s foremost online news portals, the news roundup from Greece, provided by the editorial staff of The Press Project International, and our very own commentary and analysis on the elections results and what they mean for both Greece and Europe.
Tune in for this special broadcast and our election coverage, this week exclusively on Dialogos Radio!
This week on our program, the Dialogos Interview Series will continue its pre-election coverage with an interview featuring renowned economist Leonidas Vatikiotis, who is a candidate for this month’s European parliamentary elections with the ANTARSYA political party. Vatikiotis will discuss his candidacy, the positions represented by ANTARSYA, and he will provide his commentary and analysis on the ongoing political and economic situation in Greece and in Europe, including his proposals for how Greece could overcome its economic crisis.
In addition to this very interesting interview, we will air the weekly Greek news roundup, which is prepared exclusively for Dialogos Radio by the editorial staff of The Press Project International.
Tune in to hear this informative and timely interview, as well as the complete news roundup from Greece, this week *only* on Dialogos Radio!
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with a pre-election flair, as we will be speaking with actress Katerina Moutsatsou, who is a candidate in this month’s European parliamentary elections with Greece’s United Popular Front (EPAM). In this detailed and informative interview, Moutsatsou will speak about her candidacy and why she decided to officially enter politics, about EPAM’s positions on a number of important political and economic issues facing Greece and Europe, and will comment on the current economic, political, and social situation in Greece.
In addition to this interview, stay tuned for a second, bonus interview (in Greek) with Greek singer and songwriter Nikos Tsavaris, who will talk about his longstanding working relationship with the famous Greek singer Dimitris Mitropanos, his forthcoming collaboration with singer Themis Adamantidis, as well as his many experiences singing around the world for the Greek diaspora.
Hear these two special interviews, plus the past week’s Greek news roundup from The Press Project International, exclusively on this week’s broadcast of Dialogos Radio!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with economist and professor Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge, author of “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism,” follows below. This interview aired on April 10-11, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is the economist and professor Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian and is also the author of a recent book titled “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.” Ha-Joon, welcome to our program today.
HJC: Thank you for inviting me.
MN: In your book, you debunk many of the myths about capitalism that we often hear in the media and in conventional teachings of economics, myths that are often seen as conventional wisdom. What are some of the biggest myths that you have identified?
We are excited to announce that Dialogos Radio’s recent interview with the renowned economist and professor Richard Wolff has been published in Hot Doc Magazine, Greece’s foremost investigative journalism magazine. In this interview, Wolff discusses and analyzes the ongoing economic situation in Greece, Europe, and the United States, and he offers his proposal for a way out of the economic crisis through the establishment of a new, postcapitalist financial system.
Read this extremely interesting and insightful edition in issue #50 of Hot Doc Magazine, available in newsstands and kiosks throughout Greece, and online by clicking here!
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an informative and detailed interview with the renowned economist and professor Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge. Chang is also the author of a recently-published book titled “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.”
In this week’s interview, Chang will analyze the current economic situation in Greece, Europe, and worldwide, and he will also share his insights regarding what he identifies as some of the foremost myths regarding capitalism and the so-called free market. In addition, he will reference the historical failure of policies of economic austerity, and he will talk about the new economic “bubble” that he sees in the economies of both Europe and the United States.
Tune in for this exclusive and extremely interesting interview, plus some great Greek music, this week only on Dialogos Radio!
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Vaggelis Pissias, a professor of water resource management at the Higher Technological University of Athens (TEI of Athens) and member of the International Initiative for Peace in Syria. In this interview, Pissias will share details about the proposal put forth by the United Nations and by the United States to dispose of the chemical weapons from Syria in the Mediterranean Sea, off of the southern coast of the island of Crete. Pissias will discuss the potential ecological, environmental, and economic consequences of this planned dumping, and he will talk about the numerous ways in which the local community in Crete and the scientific community in Greece is mobilizing to prevent the disposal of the chemical weapons from taking place in the Mediterranean Sea. This is an issue that has received scant attention in the press and media, both in Greece and internationally, which will be analyzed in detail this week on Dialogos Radio.
Also this week, tune in to hear the second edition of our new special feature, Portes Magazine Exclusives, produced by the Portes Magazine editorial team. In this week’s feature, the internationally-acclaimed theatrical performance Socrates Now will be spotlighted, as well as director and actor Yannis Simonides.
Tune in for these two special features, plus some great Greek music, on this week’s edition of Dialogos Radio!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with the economist Richard Wolff follows below. This interview aired on March 20-21, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is the well-known economist Richard Wolff, and Richard, thank you first of all for joining us. To begin, let’s talk first about the current economic situation in Greece. We hear talk about how the situation in Greece is turning around, that the country now has a primary budget surplus, that the economy is recovering. How do you respond to this?
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an exclusive interview with the renowned economist and professor Richard Wolff. Wolff is a visiting professor at the New School in New York City, and in the past, he has taught at Yale, athe University of Massachusetts, Amherst, at the City University of New York and at the Sorbonne I. The author of several books, Wolff also hosts a popular weekly radio program where he analyzes economic news and issues.
In the interview we will air this week, Wolff will talk about the current economic situation in Greece, the Eurozone, and the United States, about the true causes of the global financial crisis, the real reasons why economic austerity measures are being implemented in Greece and in other countries, and he will share his insights and proposals for a new, post-capitalist economic system.
Hear this special and exclusive interview this week, only on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with Brown University professor and economist Mark Blyth, on the historical failure of economic austerity policies, follows below. This interview aired on January 30-31, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is Mark Blyth, a professor of international political economy, and the author of a recent book titled “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea.” Professor, thank you for joining us today.
MB: It’s very nice to be with you.
MN: To get us started, share with our listeners a few words about the history of the idea of economic austerity, of the theories, if you will, that this idea is based upon.
This week on Dialogos Radio, the Dialogos Interview Series will feature an interview with Brown University economics professor Mark Blyth, who is the author of a recently-published book titled “Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea,” which was named one of the best books of 2013 by the Financial Times. In this week’s interview, Mark Blyth will discuss the historical implementation of economic austerity policies and how they have failed, the flawed rationale of the European Union and the International Monetary Fund in enforcing such policies in Europe, the role of the banking industry in the economic decline in Europe, and he will share his analysis on what he believes are the true causes of the economic crisis in Greece and other European countries, plus his proposals for a solution to the economic crisis.
Tune in for this exclusive and enlightening interview, along with some great Greek music, on this week’s English-langauge edition of Dialogos Radio!
The transcript of Dialogos Radio’s interview with London School of Economics professor Albrecht Ritschl, on the topic of Germany’s unpaid World War II reparations towards Greece, follows below. This interview aired on January 17-18, 2014. Find the podcast of this interview here.
MN: Joining us today on Dialogos Radio and the Dialogos Interview Series is a professor of economic history from the London School of Economics, Albrecht Ritschl. Prof. Ritschl, thank you for joining us today on our program.
AR: My pleasure.
MN: To get us started, share a few words about yourself and your academic background.
AR: I’m originally from Germany, I’m an economist by training, veered off into economic history during my Ph.D., and have been working on this subject throughout my career. I’m a specialist on Germany’s interwar depression and to some extent on the Nazi economy of the 1930s and 1940s.