INET (the Institute for New Economic Thinking) is an initiative kick-started by George Soros to promote a more pluralist approach to economic thinking in the wake of the financial crisis. John is a member of the INET advisory board. INET is based in New York (http://ineteconomics.org/) and has sponsored major conferences at King’s College, Cambridge, in 2010 and Bretton Woods in 2011. It has also provided (and continues to provide) substantial research funding, including initiatives at Oxford and LSE. In an interview with INET’s director, Rob Johnson, at INET’s New York offices, John discusses his recent book Obliquity, which was published in the US in April.