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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Generation left

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Generation left
The polls show that while previous generations became more conservative with age, millennials are staying left wing for longer. And age and education now seem to be the big dividing line in our politics, replacing class as the key division. So what’s going on? And what are the political implications of Generation Left? That’s our big question on the Weekly Economics Podcast this week and to help us answer it, Ayeisha is joined by Keir Milburn, author of Generation Left, and lecturer in political economy and organisation at University of Leicester, and Shelly Asquith, a political advisor at Unite the Union.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Keir Milburn, Shelly Asquith


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Matt Dickson

Policy Matters: The future of social mobility

Matt Dickson
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Policy Matters

Policy Matters: The future of social mobility
In this episode of Policy Matters, hosts Franz Buscha and Matt Dickson discuss the recently published ‘Augar Review’ of Post-18 education and funding; explaining what it is, how it came about, and what the main recommendations are. Franz and Matt consider the impact changes the HE funding system might have on students, in particular whether this would be a good or bad thing for social mobility, and whether or not politics may intervene to prevent these recommendations being implemented in any case. In light of recent public debate around whether social mobility should even be a policy objective, the discussion moves on to considering what social mobility entails and how it relates to the broader concept of social justice.
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Franz Buscha


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New Economics Foundation

NEF: What should the climate movement do next?

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: What should the climate movement do next?
It’s been a busy year for the climate movement since last summer’s scorching heatwave. Extinction Rebellion shut down the streets, the school strikes saw thousands of young people take a stand, and the Green New Deal has shot to the top of the political agenda – for now, at least. Last month Parliament passed a motion to declare an ​‘environment and climate change emergency’. Meanwhile, Theresa May is trying to use the last weeks of her premiership to build some sort of legacy, including a new target for net zero climate emissions by 2050. So, against that backdrop, what should the climate movement do next? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined this week by Hannah Martin from Greenpeace and Green New Deal UK.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Hannah Martin


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Matt Dickson

Policy Matters: 20 years of the national minimum wage and how economists help shape pay policy

Matt Dickson
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Policy Matters

Policy Matters: 20 years of the national minimum wage and how economists help shape pay policy
In this episode of Policy Matters, hosts Franz Buscha and Matt Dickson talk to Sarah Brown, Professor of Economics at the University of Sheffield and an independent commissioner for the Low Pay Commission. Franz and Matt highlight the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the national minimum wage and discuss with Sarah how the policy has worked out for the UK. The role and importance of the Low Pay Commission in informing minimum wage policy is explored and questions are asked as to what the future may hold for the minimum wage. The discussion then moves to the topic of household finances and how people with different personality traits make financial decisions and the implications this may have for policy.
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Franz Buscha, Sarah Brown


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New Economics Foundation

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

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

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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Simon Rose

CSJ Podcast: How can we fix the UK’s prison system?

Simon Rose
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CSJ Podcast

CSJ Podcast: How can we fix the UK’s prison system?
Rory Geoghegan, Head of Criminal Justice, discusses the CSJ's latest report on prisons - Control, Order, Hope: A manifesto for prison safety and reform - with Patrick Spencer, Head of Work and Welfare.
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Rory Geoghegan, Patrick Spencer


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New Economics Foundation

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

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

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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New Economics Foundation

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

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

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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New Economics Foundation

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

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

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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Franz Buscha

Policy Matters: How can academic research help improve transport policy in the UK?

Franz Buscha
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Policy Matters

Policy Matters: How can academic research help improve transport policy in the UK?
In this episode of Policy Matters, hosts Franz Buscha and Matt Dickson talk to Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster. Franz and Matt discuss with Rachel the benefits and risks of cycling in the UK and touch on subjects such as cultural differences in cycling behaviour across countries, what we might learn from such comparisons and how risky walking and cycling are in the UK. Rachel outlines early results from an evaluation of the ‘Mini-Hollands’ scheme that seeks to emulate planning and infrastructure development from the Netherlands in three outer London boroughs. The discussion then moves to the measurement of traffic injuries and to what extent concerns about pollution might influence cycling behaviour. Finally, Rachel contextualises recent government policy and how future government policy might be shaped around cycling.
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Matt Dickson, Rachel Aldred


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