This week we feature political economist Mark Blyth, author of Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, in his recent talk at UCLA’s Center for Social Theory and Comparative History. With his characteristic sardonic take on economic policy, Mark Blyth takes us through the evolution of the economy since the 1940s, looking at the transformations of the last decade nationally and internationally – with a special take on Trumpism – that is, populism characterized by nationalism, protectionism and opposition to globalization, and finance around the globe.