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NEF: Algorithms of Oppression

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NEF: Algorithms of Oppression
Algorithms have a huge influence on the way that we see the world. We increasingly understand news through social media. But the algorithms that underpin our every interaction with the digital world are not neutral. They are created by humans, and reflect the biases of the people who write them. We hosted Safiya Umoja Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression, to discuss her recent book with Kirsty Styles for this live episode of the podcast. Content warning: in this episode there is discussion of sexual content and pornography that some listeners might find offensive.
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Safiya Umoja Noble, Kirsty Styles


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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: 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: Why are we seeing a knife crime epidemic?

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NEF: Why are we seeing a knife crime epidemic?
Knife crime is at a nine-year high. Everyone agrees: something must be done. Some politicians want more police on the streets, or tougher sentences. Others want cuts to mental health services to be reversed. One MP has suggested every knife in Britain should have a built-in GPS tracker – good luck with that. But knife crime it is a complex issue, and young people’s lives depend on policymakers getting it right. So today, Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is taking a big-picture look at the issue with one of the journalists who’s covered this issue more than perhaps any other: the Guardian’s editor-at-large, Gary Younge.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Gary Younge


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NEF: Public Ownership 2.0

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NEF: Public Ownership 2.0
Public ownership is back on the agenda. Opinion polls show high levels of support for taking all kinds of things back into public hands, from the railways to water to energy, and the Labour party is committed to a vast expansion of public ownership. But if privatisation has failed, what kind of public ownership should replace it? As the critics of nationalisation are quick to say, British Rail wasn’t that great. What should be done differently this time? If these services were nationalised, would the state even know how to run them? And are there other ways of putting them back in public hands? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Cat Hobbs, director of We Own It campaign, Hilary Wainwright, co-editor of Red Pepper magazine and fellow of the Transnational Institute, and Sahil Dutta, lecturer in political economy at Goldsmiths University.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Cat Hobbs, Hilary Wainwright, Sahil Dutta


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