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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Jul 6, 2020

Matthew Klein is an economics commentator at Barron’s and is the author of a new book with Michael Pettis titled, *Trade Wars are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace.* Matthew is a returning guest to Macro Musings and he joins once again to talk about his book and the domestic roots of international trade conflicts – in the past as well as today. Specifically, David and Matthew also discuss the history of how industrialized strategies, in countries such as China, have set the stage for trade conflicts in the present day.

 

Transcript for the episode: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/tags/macro-musings

 

Matthew’s Twitter: @M_C_Klein

Matthew’s Barron’s profile: https://www.barrons.com/authors/8566

 

Related Links:

 

*Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace* by Matthew Klein and Michael Pettis

https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300244175/trade-wars-are-class-wars

 

*The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict, and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy* by Michael Pettis

https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691158686/the-great-rebalancing

 

*The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan* by Sebastian Mallaby

https://www.cfr.org/book/man-who-knew

 

*Imperialism: A Study* by John Hobson

https://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/hobson-imperialism-a-study

 

*Communist China’s Capitalism: The Highest Stage of Capitalist Imperialism* by Kenneth Austin

https://www.worldeconomics.com/Journal/ViewArticle.aspx?AID=455

 

David’s blog: macromarketmusings.blogspot.com
David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth