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NEF: The stories that broke the economy, and the stories that can fix it

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NEF: The stories that broke the economy, and the stories that can fix it
Some common lines you’ll hear about the economy: we all put money in, or take it out. Some people pay their fair share, but others don’t. We can’t overspend – putting public spending on the national credit card would be irresponsible. But not all of those lines are strictly true and the way we talk about the economy affects the way we think about its future. This week on the podcast: what we’re really talking about when we talk about the economy. Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Anat Shenker-Osorio – communications expert, researcher and author of ​‘Don’t Buy It: the trouble with talking nonsense about the economy’, and Ellie Mae O’Hagan – journalist and author of the forthcoming book ​‘The New Normal’.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Anat Shenker-Osorio, Ellie Mae O’Hagan


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NEF: How to Make the 4-Day Week Happen

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NEF: How to Make the 4-Day Week Happen
It’s one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. But unlike the phone, the car, computers and indoor plumbing, the weekend is still stuck in the 1930s. As productivity increased, the promise of shorter working hours always seemed just out of reach. But now, there’s a campaign to make the 4-day week a reality within our lifetimes. Obviously many people would love to work less. But what would it mean for the economy? And what would it take to make it a reality? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Alfie Stirling, Head of Economics and Aidan Harper, Researcher at the New Economics Foundation.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Alfie Stirling, Aidan Harper


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NEF: Inclusive Ownership

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NEF: Inclusive Ownership
Last month, the owner of a chain of British hi-fi shops did something unusual. Julian Richer, the founder of Richer Sounds, gave away control of the company to the employees, and even gave them each a £1,000 cash bonus for every year they’ve worked there. It’s a rare move for company owners to give up their wealth. Is this just generosity, or could it actually be good for business? And could it also be good economics, and even good for the planet? The New Economics Foundation is back for a brand new series of the Weekly Economics Podcast. Ayesha Thomas-Smith is joined by Marjorie Kelly, Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow of The Democracy Collaborative in the US, and Mathew Lawrence, director of the think tank Common Wealth and co-author of a NEF report about inclusive ownership funds.
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Ayesha Thomas-Smith, Marjorie Kelly, Mathew Lawrence


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NEF: A Beginner's Guide to Neoliberalism 7 – Changing the Rules

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NEF: A Beginner's Guide to Neoliberalism 7 – Changing the Rules
It’s been 4 years since Kirsty Styles and James Meadway told the story of neoliberalism, from Hayek to Thatcher to the end of history. But now, the band is back together, alongside NEF chief executive Miatta Fahnbulleh. It’s 2019, the world is on fire, and it’s time to change the rules.
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Kirsty Styles, James Meadway, Miatta Fahnbulleh


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NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 6 - The Alternatives

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NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 6 - The Alternatives
New Economics Foundation ran in 2015 a series where they tell story of neoliberalism, from the beginning. They call it A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism and it is as relevant as ever. It’s presented by the journalist Kirsty Styles alongside James Meadway, who at the time was chief economist at the New Economics Foundation.
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Kirsty Styles, James Meadway


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NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 5 - The End of History?

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NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 5 - The End of History?
New Economics Foundation ran in 2015 a series where they tell story of neoliberalism, from the beginning. They call it A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism and it is as relevant as ever. It’s presented by the journalist Kirsty Styles alongside James Meadway, who at the time was chief economist at the New Economics Foundation. In this fifth episode, James Meadway and Kirsty Styles discuss how neoliberalism lives on today.
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Kirsty Styles, James Meadway


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NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 4 - Acceptable in the 80s

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NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 4 - Acceptable in the 80s
New Economics Foundation ran in 2015 a series where they tell story of neoliberalism, from the beginning. They call it A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism and it is as relevant as ever. It’s presented by the journalist Kirsty Styles alongside James Meadway, who at the time was chief economist at the New Economics Foundation. In this forth episode, James and Kirsty explain how neoliberalism took hold in the UK in the 1980s.
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Kirsty Styles, James Meadway


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NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 3 - World Domination

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NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 3 - World Domination
In this third episode of New Economics Foundation series, economist James Meadway and journalist Kirsty Styles explain how neoliberalism came to dominate economies around the globe.
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James Meadway, Kirsty Styles


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NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 2 - The House that Hayek built

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NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 2 - The House that Hayek built
In this second episode of New Economics Foundation series, economist James Meadway and journalist Kirsty Styles tell the story of how the once obscure ideas of theorist Friedrich Hayek moved from the fringe to the mainstream, ushering in the age of neoliberalism.
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James Meadway, Kirsty Styles


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NEF: How to shockproof the economy?

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NEF: How to shockproof the economy?
It’s hard to listen to the news at the moment without hearing some kind of warning about economy. Nearly all of those warnings focus on one thing – Brexit. It’s true that lots of people think Brexit is risky – but in the clamour to define what Brexit means, could we be blindsided by something else? Obviously it’s difficult to predict exactly how and when another shock to the economy might happen. But is there more we could be doing to get the economy ready for whatever might be around the corner? Guest host Hanna Wheatley is joined by NEF’s Head of Economics Alfie Stirling and Senior Economist Sarah Arnold.
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Hanna Wheatley, Alfie Stirling, Sarah Arnold


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