Wonk with Mike Episode 7: we sabotaged the deal, with Ronan Farrow

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“It’s about systems, not individuals.”

Recorded at the 5th Annual Canada 2020 Conference on June 5th, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow joins Mike Moffatt to talk about the declining influence of the United States and the continuing impacts of the #metoo movement.

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Wonk with Mike Episode 6: hold my beer, with Liz Plank

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“How can we have situation where everyone knows what’s happening, but no one is saying anything?”

Liz Plank, award-winning journalist and executive producer of Vox Media’s Divided States of Women, joins Mike Moffatt in the Canada 2020 podcast lounge to talk about #metoo, gun violence, and awkward conversations with Mike’s dad.

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Wonk with Mike Episode 5: we can’t wait 10 years, with Kevin Milligan

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“The economy¬†we see today is very different from the one facing the Carter Commission in the 1960’s”

Kevin Milligan, professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, joins Mike Moffatt in the Interac studio to discuss tax reform, responding to Donald Trump, and Vancouver politics.

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Wonk with Mike Episode 4: red underwear, with Justin Wolfers

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“How much money do you want to bet that I’m wearing red underwear right now?”

Justin Wolfers is a Professor of Economics and a Professor of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He and Mike Moffatt sit down during the 5th Annual Canada 2020 Conference to discuss income’s relationship to happiness, what happens to students who take economics 101 and then never take another economics class, and more.

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Wonk with Mike Episode 3: beyond thunderdome, with Heather Boushey

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“A rising tide may lift all boats, but some boats will go aground”

Mike Moffatt is joined in the Interac studio by Heather Boushey, the executive director and chief economist at the Washington Centre for Equitable Growth. Heather and Mike talk about the inequality of income growth, how monopolies have changed, and the relationship between parental income and the child’s likelihood to get a patent later in life.

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Wonk with Mike Episode 2: techlash, with Rana Sarkar

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“These phones in your pocket are literally rewiring the way you relate to the world”

Rana Sarkar is the Consul General of Canada in Northern California and Silicon Valley. He joins Mike Moffatt in the Interac studio to talk about Canada’s offensive and defensive interests in Silicon Valley, Internet privacy, techlash and brotocracy, and openness and diversity as a competitive advantage.

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Wonk with Mike Episode 1: 10,000 years of food, with Dominic Barton

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“You know, they didn’t need a free trade agreement, they just did it.”

Dominic Barton is a busy guy. Not only is he on Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s speed dial, serving as Chair of the Council for Economic Growth, he’s also the global managing partner of McKinsey & Company. What’s heavy on Dominic’s mind lately is what he calls Canada’s agri-food destiny – and how we need to seize on our massive endowment of land, resources and innovative people. Dominic joins Mike Moffatt in the Interac Studio for the very first episode of Wonk With Mike on the 2020 Network.

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