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Your weekly fix of everything economics. Hosted by James Meadway.

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Your weekly fix of everything economics. Hosted by James Meadway.

    We Are The Economy w/ Maeve Cohen

    We Are The Economy w/ Maeve Cohen

    Today on Macrodose Election Economics, James is joined by Maeve Cohen to discuss the We Are The Economy coalition project, and different ways to frame the relationships between austerity, work and social wellbeing. 

    Maeve is project lead at The Social Guarantee, and convenor at We Are The Economy - a coalition of organisations who are coming together to call for more investment in public services: https://www.wearetheeconomy.co.uk/ 



    TICKETS to our MACRODOSE LIVE event on July 26th: https://unionchapel.org.uk/venue/whats-on/versothe-dig-live-podcast-with-jeremy-corbyn-laleh-khalili 

    A massive thank you to all of our existing Patreon subscribers. You can support the show at: patreon.com/Macrodose 

    We want to hear from you! Leave a comment or get in touch at: ⁠⁠macrodose@planetbproductions.co.uk ⁠⁠

    • 16 min
    Are Greens the Party of the Left? w/ Zack Polanski

    Are Greens the Party of the Left? w/ Zack Polanski

    Today on Macrodose Election Economics, James is joined by Zack Polanski to talk through the Green Party's current campaign, and their ideas for economic, ecological and social futures.



    Zack has been the deputy leader of the Green Party since September 2022. He is a Londonwide member of the London Assembly, where he is chair of the Environment Committee, and the national spokesperson for the Green Party for Democracy & Citizen Engagement.



    TICKETS to our MACRODOSE LIVE event on July 26th: https://unionchapel.org.uk/venue/whats-on/versothe-dig-live-podcast-with-jeremy-corbyn-laleh-khalili 

    A massive thank you to all of our existing Patreon subscribers. You can support the show at: patreon.com/Macrodose We want to hear from you! Leave a comment or get in touch at ⁠⁠macrodose@planetbproductions.co.uk ⁠⁠

    • 28 min
    Reform UK's Plan for Opposition

    Reform UK's Plan for Opposition

    On this week’s Macrodose James Meadway breaks down what Reform UK’s “contract” for voters tells us about the future battlegrounds for economic policy (1:46), a preview of the upcoming French election (13:25) and a quick recommendation - a new paper from economist Isabella Weber, proposing responses to an age of “overlapping crises” (20:35).

    You can find the report here: https://t.co/zaYDO6fFvS

    A massive thank you to all of our existing Patreon subscribers, your support keeps the show running and we are very grateful. If you have the means and enjoy our work, head over to patreon.com/Macrodose and subscribe today.

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    • 23 min
    New Left Formations w/ James Schneider

    New Left Formations w/ James Schneider

    Today on Macrodose Election Economics, James is joined by James Schneider to discuss the contradictions of a Labour government, the future of the left and organising in the UK. James Schneider is former Head Of Strategic Communications to Jeremy Corbyn, and author of Our Bloc: How We Win (2022, Verso). He is currently Communications Director for Progressive International, an international organisation of unions, peasant movements and activists. TICKETS to our MACRODOSE LIVE event on July 26th: https://unionchapel.org.uk/venue/whats-on/versothe-dig-live-podcast-with-jeremy-corbyn-laleh-khalili A massive thank you to all of our existing Patreon subscribers. You can support the show at: patreon.com/Macrodose We want to hear from you! Leave a comment or get in touch at ⁠⁠macrodose@planetbproductions.co.uk

    • 46 min
    The Break Down: In Pursuit of Climate Justice w/ Fredi Otto

    The Break Down: In Pursuit of Climate Justice w/ Fredi Otto

    “The stakes could not be higher.” These are the recent words not of climate activists, but of a coalition representing major oil and gas companies in a letter to the US Supreme Court. The context? They’re asking the Court to block dozens of lawsuits that seek to hold these firms to account for their role in driving the climate crisis, including by awarding damages for the costs of extreme weather events.

    But how would this actually work? While it’s becoming more frequent, extreme weather has always been a part of our planet’s natural variation - so how can we know which events are part of a new normal as a result of climate change - and which are just ‘normal’?

    For a long time, it was hard to give a clear answer. But thanks to the work of today’s guest, Dr. Fredi Otto, that’s all beginning to change. In this episode, Adrienne and Fredi Otto break down "attribution science" - a relatively new field that seeks to examine the role of climate change in extreme weather events. Through their work, we’re gaining a much clearer picture not only of our changing planet, but also of how climate change is inescapably tied up with inequality and injustice.

    Dr. Otto is Senior Lecturer in Climate Science at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and co-founder of World Weather Attribution.



    Find the entire series of The Break Down, alongside fantastic original essays and other resources, over at ⁠www.break-down.org⁠

    A massive thank you to all of our existing Patreon subscribers. You can support the show at: patreon.com/Macrodose

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    • 46 min
    Is the European Central Bank Helping Drive the Far Right?

    Is the European Central Bank Helping Drive the Far Right?

    On this week’s Macrodose James Meadway breaks down how the European Central Bank is helping drive a far right vote across the EU (1:57) the rising price of oranges after crop failures in Florida and Brazil (6:21) and a listener question - why are Reform UK proposing to reduce interest paid on Quantitative Easing reserves, and is that actually a pretty good idea (10:19)?

    A massive thank you to all of our existing Patreon subscribers, your support keeps the show running and we are very grateful. If you have the means and enjoy our work, head over to patreon.com/Macrodose and subscribe today.

    Find our socials, newsletter and more here:⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠linktr.ee/macrodosepodcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    We want to hear from you! Leave a comment or get in touch at ⁠⁠⁠macrodose@planetbproductions.co.uk⁠⁠⁠

    For more about the work we do at Planet B Productions, go to ⁠⁠⁠⁠planetbproductions.co.uk⁠

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Tim Robbo ,

Recommend!

I really enjoy listening to this show. Some very interesting insight on a range of topics! Keep up the good work, Tim from Melbourne

camwho? ,

Great food for thought

Great exposure to some new ideas, and lots of food for thought.

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