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Award-winning podcast about the economic forces shaping our world, with Ayeisha Thomas-Smith and guests. Brought to you by the New Economics Foundation – the independent think tank and charity campaigning for a fairer, sustainable economy. New episodes on Mondays.

Weekly Economics Podcast New Economics Foundation

    • News & Politics
    • 4.8, 220 Ratings

Award-winning podcast about the economic forces shaping our world, with Ayeisha Thomas-Smith and guests. Brought to you by the New Economics Foundation – the independent think tank and charity campaigning for a fairer, sustainable economy. New episodes on Mondays.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
220 Ratings
220 Ratings
Desmond Wolf ,

Clear analysis and solutions

A ray of light in a public climate increasingly clouded with the politics of negation and the economics of big business

AnotherWorker ,

Weekly Economics Podcast

The basic economics info is ok but the episode about replacing the tax free allowance demonstrated a great naivety from Alfie Bow. There was no mention of how such a radical change could affect people, for instance, those trying to plan retirement on a low income when history is clear that anything "given" can also be reduced, made means tested, or totally taken away. It changes the whole dynamic, rather than not taking people's earnings from them, government is "giving" them something. It is not difficult to foresee a situation in the future where a government decides to tax pensioners earning between the state pension and 12,500 whilst reducing the £50.00 per week income, particularly if there was a recession. Remember, government thinks retirees can live on circa £8,500! This is just one of the many concerns that this policy idea raises.

Khat 93 ,

Brillant Show

The issues discussed are relevant, current and the show is informative. I loved the episode on climate change.

Taxing emissions as a disincentive for environmentally damaging behaviour is a sluggish start. The interactions between government policy, personal choices and habit building should take centre stage.

How can the everyday person tackle climate change?...Before it tackles them

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