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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.

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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.

    Vaccine Nationalism

    Vaccine Nationalism

    By the middle of January, 49 wealthy countries had administered 39 million doses of the Covid vaccine. But the world’s poorest countries had only done 25 jabs, all of them in just one country: Guinea. Not 25 million, not 25,000 - just 25.

    Why can’t some countries get hold of the vaccine? Why are rich countries buying more doses than they need? And are we seeing the rise of ‘vaccine nationalism’?

    In this episode, Ayeisha is joined by Miriam Brett, director of research and advocacy at Common Wealth and Tahir Amin, co-executive director of Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge.

    -For more, read Common Wealth's report on what's wrong with our IP system: https://www.common-wealth.co.uk/interactive-digital-projects/ip-infogram
    -And Tahir's piece for Foreign Affairs is available here: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2021-01-29/folly-hoarding-knowledge-covid-19-age

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    Music by Poddington Bear under Creative Commons license.

    Researched by Margaret Welsh. Produced by Becky Malone.

    Enjoying the show? Tweet us your comments and questions @NEF!

    The Weekly Economics Podcast is brought to you by the New Economics Foundation. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org

    • 39 min
    Is outsourcing out of control?

    Is outsourcing out of control?

    Meagre food packages for kids on free school meals. A £22bn track and trace system that isn’t fit for purpose. And people asked to travel hundreds of miles for a Covid test. What do all of these things have in common? They’ve all been outsourced to the private sector.

    But why are these vital services being run by the private sector? Are the allegations of cronyism true? And who’s making money out of all this?

    Ayeisha is joined by New Statesman’s Britain editor, Anoosh Chakelian and David Hall, founder of the Public Services International Research Unit at the University of Greenwich.

    For more on this area, you can listen to a previous episode we did with Cat Hobbs, director of We Own It campaign, Hilary Wainwright, co-editor of Red Pepper magazine and Sahil Dutta from Goldsmiths University on Public Ownership: https://soundcloud.com/weeklyeconomicspodcast/public-ownership-20

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    Researched by Margaret Welsh. Produced by Becky Malone.

    Enjoying the show? Tweet us your comments and questions @NEF!

    The Weekly Economics Podcast is brought to you by the New Economics Foundation. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org

    • 39 min
    Exposing the truth about modern slavery

    Exposing the truth about modern slavery

    From Sports Direct warehouses to nail bars, awareness-raising campaigns warn that modern slavery is happening all around us. Over Christmas, fashion brand Boohoo cut ties with 64 garment suppliers in Leicester after it came out that factories were paying their workers as little as £3.50 an hour. And this month the foreign secretary said he would clamp down on companies who used forced labour in their supply chains.

    But how useful is the concept of ‘modern slavery’? What kinds of exploitation does it disguise? And what does it say about how we’ve designed our economy?

    For the first episode of a new series of the Weekly Economics Podcast, Ayeisha is joined by Emily Kenway, author of new book The Truth About Modern Slavery.

    Grab a copy of Emily's book, out now with Pluto Books: https://www.plutobooks.com/9780745341224/the-truth-about-modern-slavery/

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    Researched by Margaret Welsh. Produced by Becky Malone.

    Enjoying the show? Tweet us your comments and questions @NEF!

    The Weekly Economics Podcast is brought to you by the New Economics Foundation. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org

    • 40 min
    Finding hope during and after the pandemic

    Finding hope during and after the pandemic

    Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump to win the US election. Test results from around the world suggest that a coronavirus vaccine is on the horizon. Over the past month there have been more bright spots than usual in a difficult, painful year. At the same time, with the number of coronavirus deaths at their highest since May, many parts of the country still subject to severe restrictions and unemployment skyrocketing, many of us are hesitant to declare that the worst days are behind us.

    So, how has this year affected our mental health? How can progressives stay well enough to fight for change? And have we forgotten how to feel hopeful?

    Ayeisha is joined by researcher and author, Christine Berry and Farzana Khan, executive director and co-founder of Healing Justice London.

    If you have been affected by anything discussed in this episode, you can contact the Samaritans for free at 116 123 or visit https://www.samaritans.org/

    Further reading/watching from this episode:

    -The Impact of COVID 19 on Disabled Women from Sisters of Frida: http://www.sisofrida.org/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-disabled-women-from-sisters-of-frida/

    -Healing Justice London: https://healingjusticeldn.org/

    -NEON Movement Building Webinar on the History of Mutual Aid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDZzURoU9Z8&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=NEON

    -Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/hope-in-the-dark-untold-histories-wild-possibilities/9781782119074

    -Joanna Macy, Active Hope https://uk.bookshop.org/books/active-hope-how-to-face-the-mess-we-re-in-without-going-crazy/9781577319726

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    Researched by Margaret Welsh. Produced by Becky Malone.

    Music by Poddington Bear and Chris Zabriskie under Creative Commons license.

    Enjoying the show? Tweet us your comments and questions @NEF!

    The Weekly Economics Podcast is brought to you by the New Economics Foundation. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org

    • 53 min
    Should we work less after the pandemic?

    Should we work less after the pandemic?

    Setting up a desk area in the kitchen, Zoom call-induced headaches, or getting furloughed and paid to not do any work - this year has shaken up the world of work like never before. The pandemic has made us reimagine how work fits into our economy and our lives.

    So, with 79% of business leaders and nearly two-thirds of the public open to bringing in a shorter working week in light of the pandemic, should we be thinking more about working less? Could a shorter working week help us recover from coronavirus?

    Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Alfie Stirling, NEF Director of Research and Chief Economist, and Anna Coote, Principal Fellow at NEF to discuss their new book with Aidan Harper, The Case for a Four-Day Week.

    The book will be out on the 27th November, go to the Polity website to grab a copy https://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9781509539642

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    Researched by Margaret Welsh. Produced by Becky Malone.

    Music by Poddington Bear and Blue Dot Sessions under Creative Commons license.

    Enjoying the show? Tweet us your comments and questions @NEF!

    The Weekly Economics Podcast is brought to you by the New Economics Foundation. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org

    • 38 min
    Should we shake up taxes to recover from the pandemic?

    Should we shake up taxes to recover from the pandemic?

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said that Britain faces new tax rises in the wake of the pandemic. But over the summer Labour’s shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds warned against increasing taxes during an economic crisis. Meanwhile, new research has found that increasing numbers of Tory voters are in favour of higher taxes.

    So, what do Labour and the Conservatives think about tax rises? Should we be changing the tax system during a recession? And if taxes do rise, who should be paying the most?

    Ayeisha is joined by Robert Palmer, executive director of Tax Justice UK and Anoosh Chakelian, Britain editor at the New Statesman.

    -Find out more on Tax Justice UK's work on tax and public opinion here:
    https://www.taxjustice.uk/tax-and-public-opinion.html

    -Read the report Living on Different Incomes in London: Can public consensus identify a 'riches line'? https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications/can-public-consensus-identify-a-riches-line/

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    Researched by Margaret Welsh. Produced by Becky Malone.

    Music by Poddington Bear and Ketsa under Creative Commons license.

    Enjoying the show? Tweet us your comments and questions @NEF!

    The Weekly Economics Podcast is brought to you by the New Economics Foundation. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org

    • 43 min

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danosme ,

Caricatures the 'other side' too much

Just heard the whole 'Beginners guide to neoliberalism'. They don't even pretend to provide a fair overview, rather it is just an echochamber for people who already have a strong opinion about it. I am not sympathetic to Neoliberalism, but this type of podcast does little for someone who wants to really understand the underlying rationale of those ideas, the discourse and the set of policies it resulted in.

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