What do Momentum and Moggmentum have in common? Find out in our round-up of 2017, featuring the IEA’s Director General Mark Littlewood and Communications Director Stephanie Lis. Interviewed by the IEA’s News Editor Kate Andrews, the three discuss the state of the Brexit negotiations, the problems in Parliament, Donald Trump’s America, and predictions for 2018.
Facts are either right or wrong, right?...wrong? In this special episode of the This is Money podcast Tim Harford, presenter of the BBC series More or Less and all-round Undercover Economist makes a second guest appearance. We talk about facts and stats - checking them, debunking them, reporting them, baffling with them, battling over them.
Tim argues that we think of facts as being either the truth or lies, but that actually factual claims can form part of our identity. We also discuss the impact of social media on the way in which we consume news and facts. And whether we're too dependent on numbers altogether.
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Have you ever really thought about what it is that creates the modern economy? These are the things that surround us and we interact with, or depend on, everyday but rarely think about. From credit cards, to shipping containers, batteries and double-entry book-keeping, there are a lot of things that are more interesting than you may think. And for this special Christmas edition of the This is Money podcast we have a treat for you. Tim Harford, author of Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy, presenter of the podcast of the same name, and Undercover Economist makes a guest appearance. He joins Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard Straus and Georgie Frost in the studio to talk about what it is that shapes the world around us, why it matters, and how what are commonplace things now were dreamed up and then completely changed the way we live.
Big data. It’s one of those terms that’s far more widely used than it is understood. What is it? And just as importantly – who benefits from it? To get the full picture on big data, we are joined this week by a special guest – Will Davies, Director of the Political Economy Research Centre and a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. Will Brett, NEF’s Director of News and Media, steps into the role of host. They talk about the impact of big data on how we understand society, and on how we experience the world of work. Also joining the discussion are NEF’s Stefan Baskerville, Director of Unions and Business and Alice Martin, Subject Lead for Housing and Work.
Will Davies, Will Brett, Stefan Baskerville, Alice Martin
In this special Christmas edition, Simon Rose highlights some of his favourite conversations with Tim Evans throughout the year. Discussions range from a Eurosceptic Corbyn, to life inside Theresa May’s Number 10, all the way to the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Tune in for a comprehensive look at some of the main political events of the year gone by!
In this special Christmas edition, we look back at some of the most interesting topics discussed in 2017. Join the IEA’s News Editor Kate Andrews, along with Head of Education Dr Steve Davies, as they discuss the future of Intellectual Property Rights, how technology could help us feed the world, and the possibility of humans living until 700 years of age.
The 8th of November marks the centenary of the October Revolution, which transformed Russia and reshaped the course of history. 100 years on, the IEA’s Kristian Niemietz and Madeline Grant discuss what lessons, if any, we’ve learnt from socialism’s history of around the world; from the Soviet Union, to Cuba, to Venezuela. Kristian also traces the complicated relationship left-wing Western intellectuals have had with socialist regimes – and examines whether the right has also been, historically, guilty of similar revisionism.
Trump's U-turns on Nato, China, Russia and Janet Yellen
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This week, Trump has talked down the US dollar, backed down on calling China a currency manipulator, and contradicted stances made during his campaign. Scott Lucas, Professor of American studies at the University of Birmingham and Founder of the EA Worldview blog, joined Share Radio's Steve Clarke to discuss all the latest from his administration.
Hammond defends Johnson over failed Russia sanctions demand
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Philip Hammond has defended Boris Johnson's failed attempt to get the G7 to increase sanctions against Russia. The Chancellor also supported the UK continuing to make the case for extended sanction in response to Putin's support of the Assad regime. Share Radio's Steve Clarke was joined by Asa Bennett, Assistant Comment Editor at the Telegraph for all the latest political news.
The G7 has rejected Boris Johnson's call for further sanctions against Russia for its continued support of the Assad regime. It follows news that Theresa may and Donald Trump have agreed there is a 'window of opportunity' to put pressure on Russia to abandon Assad. To discuss the latest political news, Ed Bowsher was joined by John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator at The Independent.