The most powerful man on earth.
The most influential person in the world.
He is also, to a certain extent, the most misunderstood.
This is the title of the new book by a man who, as the story goes, was a child of privilege who grew up in a world that was, as he puts it, “more comfortable than mine.”
This is also the title for the new podcast, called “The Big Picture,” which features interviews with prominent figures from across the globe, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg to Elon Musk.
In the new episode, The Economist’s Chris Giles talks with Michael Bloomberg about the challenges he’s facing to grow the economy, the role of technology and politics in making America a more prosperous place.
This interview has been edited for length and clarity.