- Insider's Take
Some three years before the 2008 crisis hit, economist Raghuram Rajan cautioned the world about cracks in the financial system that few others were seeing. In this revealing interview on the Freakonomics Radio podcast, the University of Chicago professor and former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund sounds a warning call about new risks, including the rise of populism and a growing distrust of government and the leaders who guide democracies. His ideas for dealing with those threats present readers some important food for thought
About the Podcast
Freakonomics Radio, an award-winning podcast exploring "the hidden side of everything." Host Stephen J. Dubner is co-author of the Freakonomics books. His guest Raghuram Rajan is the author of The Third Pillar and an economist and professor at the University of Chicago.