This week a double episode, first a discussion about inflation and the labor market with Brian Callaci, chief economist at the Open Market Institute. Then an interview with political scientist David Lay Williams about inequality today and its place in the history of western political thought.

Brian Callaci is the Chief Economist at the Open Markets Institute, a Washington DC-based think tank focused on antimonopoly policy. He co-authored an article in Dissent in July titled “Inflation is No Excuse for Squeezing Workers.” 

David Lay WIlliams is Professor of Political Science at DePaul University and author of a forthcoming book on economic inequality in Western political thought. He wrote a recent essay in Public Seminar, “The Wall Street Journal Resurrects Mandeville.”