This week we speak with Paul McCulley, former chief economist at PIMCO, and often mentioned potential FOMC candidate.

H/T Barry Ritholtz

McCulley worked closely with Bill Gross for many years, and was brought back to PIMCO after Mohamed El Erian stepped down. Even if you are unfamiliar with McCulley, you probably know with his work. He coined such well known phrases as “Shadow Banking system” and “The Minsky Moment.”

McCulley criticizes those who believe the Government and Federal Reserve should have let the crisis run its course on its own, with zero interventions (ZIRP, QE, etc.). He is especially harsh on the austerians, who he says made the recovery weaker than it need be.

Masters In Business: Pimco’s Paul McCulley

The full podcast is available on iTunes, SoundCloud and on Bloomberg.  Earlier podcasts can be found on iTunes and at BloombergView.com.

Next week, we speak with Harry Shearer of The Simpsons, Spinal Tap and SNL.

Paul McCulley