It’s not a New Year resolution, but I thought it might be a good idea for me to attempt podcasting in 2020 as a way of adding another dimension to my blog. And in keeping with the tradition of my blog, the podcasts too will be written at the intersection of business, economics, politics and culture. I have decided to also call them Owl Wisdom Podcasts.
In this, the very first edition, I explore the global economy and what to expect in 2020. Here, I talk about the tensions and headwinds from last year that will carry forward to 2020 – the five highs and lows, as I call them. While there might be a glimmer of hope in the US-China trade war and easing of tensions with Iran, we are better off not counting on it.
The US elections this year hold the key to the country’s leadership and policies on world issues and with Trump likely to get re-elected, that means we can expect more of the same. The rest of the international community must work together to ensure better trade, investment, action on climate change and greater diplomacy. It will take a lot of hard work to make this a 20×20 year.
Below, you will also find links to articles I have referenced in the podcast. I hope you enjoy listening to the first podcast and please wish me luck on my podcasting journey. I will try and share one each month to begin with, and might increase the frequency depending on how well I settle into the medium and how positive the response is. Going by my experience with the first podcast, I am hopeful that I will be able to sustain it. As always, I look forward to your comments.
Links for further reading
Tentative Stabilization, Sluggish Recovery?
Many thanks to Twisterium and freebackgroundtracks.net for the introduction as well as the interval music tracks that I have used in the podcast.