Split show today! First Esty discusses the Brazilian coup with Mark Weisbrot, the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Later she talks with Michael Shellenberger, who is speaking at this year’s Nelson Earth Day Conference.
Mark Weisbrot is Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan. He is author of the book Failed: What the “Experts” Got Wrong About the Global Economy, co-author, with Dean Baker, of Social Security: The Phony Crisis, and has written numerous research papers on economic policy. He writes a column on economic and policy issues that is distributed to over 550 newspapers by the Tribune Content Agency.
Michael Shellenberger is is co-author of An Ecomodernist Manifesto, co-founder and Senior Fellow at, the Breakthrough Institute. In 2007, he received the Green Book Award and Time magazine’s “Hero of the Environment.” His recently did a TEDx talk called “How Humans Save Nature.” For over a decade Shellenberger has been a leader in shifting the climate policy paradigm shift from a focus on making fossil fuels expensive to a focus on making clean energy cheap.