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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: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 1 - The Basics

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NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 1 - The Basics
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 first episode, James and Kirsty start with a history of our economic system, the difference between capitalism and neoliberalism, and examine how neoliberalism came to dominate modern day economics.
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Kirsty Styles, James Meadway


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NEF: What does a progressive border policy look like?

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NEF: What does a progressive border policy look like?
The Windrush scandal outraged the nation last year. But last week the Home Office reinstated deportation flights to Jamaica for criminal offenders who they say are foreign nationals. Meanwhile, parliament passed a new immigration bill last month, promising to control the ​“number and type” of people coming to the UK. The home secretary came under fire for proposing a £30,000 income threshold for EU immigrants. A lot of the debate we hear about immigration is made in economic terms. But it’s also about identity, race and belonging. It can be hard at the moment to imagine that a more humane immigration policy might be possible, but that’s exactly what we’re trying to do this week. Guest host Dave Powell is joined by chief exec of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants Satbir Singh, executive director of War on Want Asad Rehman, and Maya Goodfellow, author of a forthcoming book on Britain’s immigration policies.
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Dave Powell, Satbir Singh, Asad Rehman, Maya Goodfellow


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NEF: How Do We Empower People to Take Action on Climate Change?

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NEF: How Do We Empower People to Take Action on Climate Change?
In this special edition of the Weekly Economics Podcast from its Archive, the issue of climate change is back on the global news agenda. We explore some of the possible solutions, debate what real action looks like and how those most affected can be the most powerful agents for change. It’s easy to feel defeated when the environmental crises we face are so immediate and huge. But action is urgently needed. David Powell, Environment Lead at the New Economics Foundation, takes over hosting duties and is joined by Alice Bell, Director of Communications at 10:10, and Asad Rehman, Executive Director at War on Want.
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David Powell, Alice Bell, Asad Rehman


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NEF: Can Populism Be Progressive?

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NEF: Can Populism Be Progressive?
Jeremy Corbyn and Donald Trump; Erdogan in Turkey and the Five Star Movement in Italy; Podemos in Spain and Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines. All of them have been described as populists. But what does ​‘populism’ actually mean? How can it include people with wildly different ideologies under the same umbrella? Is it possible to be a progressive populist – and even if it is, should progressives use that label? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by academic and writer Eliane Glaser, and Michael Walker from Novara Media.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Eliane Glaser, Michael Walker


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NEF: Universal Basic Income or Universal Basic Services?

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NEF: Universal Basic Income or Universal Basic Services?
Universal basic income is now one of the most fashionable concepts in progressive politics. With automation increasing and wages stagnating, the theory is that giving everyone a set amount of money each year will liberate them to do what they want with their lives – and keep them out of poverty. But some people think universal basic income is an utopian impossibility. Others think it’s dangerous. So there’s a proposal for another solution: universal basic services. Instead of giving people money, why not guarantee all of the public services they need to live a full life? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith explores the two ideas with Barb Jacobson, Co-ordinator of Basic Income UK, and Anna Coote, New Economics Foundation Principal Fellow.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Barb Jacobson, Anna Coote


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NEF: What if Russia cuts off our gas?

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NEF: What if Russia cuts off our gas?
A nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury has led to a retaliation by the UK government – expelling diplomats and ramping up a war of words. With Putin winning another huge election victory last week, some people are worried that we’re entering a new Cold War. Meanwhile, UK gas supplies have run low thanks to the recent winter freeze. What if Russia were to switch off our gas? Has it done it to other countries? And how would we get by? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Dave Powell, who leads on the environment for NEF, and Dustin Benton, policy director for the environmental think tank Green Alliance.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Dave Powell, Dustin Benton


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NEF: ‘Middletown, America’ with Gary Younge

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NEF: ‘Middletown, America’ with Gary Younge
As the Guardian’s US correspondent, Gary Younge documented America’s social and economic challenges, the role of race in the country’s politics, and the deadly consequences of US gun laws. Now the Guardian’s editor-at-large, Gary took an unusual approach to covering the 2016 presidential election, reporting from one small town in Indiana, called Muncie, nicknamed ‘Middletown, America’. In this week’s podcast, Ayeisha Thomas-Smith asks Gary about Middletown today. Can it help explain a US election result that few people predicted? And do we have ‘Middletowns’ in the UK that can help us understand our own political upheaval?
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Gary Younge


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NEF: The Future of Migration

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NEF: The Future of Migration
How do we combat hate and racism in British society? Marc Stears is joined by Nazek Ramadan of Migrant Voice and John Page from Hope Not Hate to discuss. This is an archive episode of NEF asking how we can create a new economy where people can really take control of their lives.
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Marc Stears, Nazek Ramadan, John Page


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