My latest Macro Musings Podcast is with Cardiff Garcia, U.S. senior editor of FT Alphaville and host of the podcast FT Alphachat. After spending many years engaging with Cardiff in the econ blogosphere, it was a lot of fun having he come into studio for the podcast. Thanks Cardiff for making it happen!
In our wide-ranging conversation, we were able to talk about what it is like to be a journalist covering macroeconomics and the debates that have raged within the profession. We also got to discuss the safe asset shortage problem, QE, fiscal versus monetary policy, asymmetric inflation targets, the Eurozone crisis, secular stagnation, and more. We ended our conversation with his career advice for young budding journalists wishing to cover economic issues.