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Take 15 Podcast


The Take 15 Podcast Presented By CFA Institute is a popular audio interview series defined by illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.

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Show Host: Lauren Foster

Producer: Mitchell Forst 

Nov 14, 2018

In Episode #351, Professor Luigi Zingales discusses Capitalism and the economic system—what works, what doesn’t work, and what can be done to fix the parts that are broken. Zingales focuses on the problems with capitalism, such as the concentration of market power and where distortions occur that benefit the few—not the many. In addition, Zingales proposes a unique alternative to the public company model of maximizing shareholder wealth and recommends companies instead  "maximize shareholder welfare” to focus on what investors care about—not just profits and market value—but also the environment, governance, and society.