41 min

Kathryn Judge Dialogue The Munk Debates Podcast

    • Arts

 The economic powerhouses in today’s economy are middlemen like Amazon and Walmart, a reality that has been exacerbated in the pandemic. So argues Kathryn Judge, author of the new book, DIRECT: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of going to the Source. In it, Judge says that we are trading convenience for long (and fragile) supply chains with often unethical sources. She argues a more just and fair economy is within our grasp, if we take small actions to be conscious consumers and go to the source more often. This will not only create a more resilient economy but also help us live more connected and fulfilling lives.



QUOTES:

“They're changing the rules of the game in ways that protect what they're doing, and it also allows them to take a bigger cut over time that often has blocked innovations that could reduce their power. So part of the challenge is first of all drawing attention to this allows us to say individually like, "Where are we making decisions that don't suit us?"” 

 

Kathryn Judge 

The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg.  

 

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Senior Producer: Kelly Linehan

Editor: Adam Karch

 

 The economic powerhouses in today’s economy are middlemen like Amazon and Walmart, a reality that has been exacerbated in the pandemic. So argues Kathryn Judge, author of the new book, DIRECT: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of going to the Source. In it, Judge says that we are trading convenience for long (and fragile) supply chains with often unethical sources. She argues a more just and fair economy is within our grasp, if we take small actions to be conscious consumers and go to the source more often. This will not only create a more resilient economy but also help us live more connected and fulfilling lives.



QUOTES:

“They're changing the rules of the game in ways that protect what they're doing, and it also allows them to take a bigger cut over time that often has blocked innovations that could reduce their power. So part of the challenge is first of all drawing attention to this allows us to say individually like, "Where are we making decisions that don't suit us?"” 

 

Kathryn Judge 

The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg.  

 

Tweet your comments about this episode to @munkdebate or comment on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/munkdebates/

 

To sign up for a weekly email reminder for this podcast, send an email to podcast@munkdebates.com.  

 

To support civil and substantive debate on the big questions of the day, consider becoming a Munk Member at https://munkdebates.com/membership

Members receive access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, newsletter and ticketing privileges at our live events.

This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue - https://munkdebates.com/

 

Senior Producer: Kelly Linehan

Editor: Adam Karch

 

41 min

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