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In a six-part podcast miniseries, economist James Meadway and journalist Kirsty Styles delve into our economic system, the difference between capitalism and neoliberalism, and how neoliberalism came to dominate modern day economics. From the team behind the Weekly Economics Podcast.

"Lively and engaging… To me, it sounded like they were talking a lot of sense" - The Observer

Produced by James Shield. Programme editor for NEF: Huw Jordan.

Brought to you by the New Economics Foundation – the independent think tank and charity campaigning for a fairer, sustainable economy.

Beginner's Guide to Neoliberalism New Economics Foundation

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In a six-part podcast miniseries, economist James Meadway and journalist Kirsty Styles delve into our economic system, the difference between capitalism and neoliberalism, and how neoliberalism came to dominate modern day economics. From the team behind the Weekly Economics Podcast.

"Lively and engaging… To me, it sounded like they were talking a lot of sense" - The Observer

Produced by James Shield. Programme editor for NEF: Huw Jordan.

Brought to you by the New Economics Foundation – the independent think tank and charity campaigning for a fairer, sustainable economy.

    2019 update: Changing the Rules

    2019 update: 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.

    Music by Christian Bjoerklund, Mr Frisby's Beat Pocket, and Chris Zabriskie.

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

    The award-winning Weekly Economics Podcast is brought to you by the New Economics Foundation – the UK's only people powered think tank. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org

    • 39 min
    Introduction

    Introduction

    Economist James Meadway and journalist Kirsty Styles introduce a six-part miniseries about how neoliberalism came to dominate modern day economics.

    Produced by James Shield. Programme editor for NEF: Huw Jordan.

    Brought to you by the New Economics Foundation – the independent think tank and charity campaigning for a fairer, sustainable economy. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org.

    Music by Jahzzar (freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar), Latché Swing (freemusicarchive.org/music/Latch_Swing) and Christian Bjoerklund (freemusicarchive.org/music/Christian_Bjoerklund) used under Creative Commons Licence.

    • 2 min
    1: The Basics

    1: The Basics

    James and Kirsty discuss a history of our economic system, the difference between capitalism and neoliberalism and how neoliberalism came to dominate modern day economics.

    Produced by James Shield. Programme editor for NEF: Huw Jordan.

    Brought to you by the New Economics Foundation – the independent think tank and charity campaigning for a fairer, sustainable economy. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org.

    Music by Chris Zabriskie and sanmi used under Creative Commons Licence

    • 13 min
    2: The House That Hayek Built

    2: The House That Hayek Built

    James and Kirsty chat about how the once obscure ideas of theorist Friedrich Hayek moved from the fringe to the mainstream, ushering in the age of neoliberalism.

    Produced by James Shield. Programme editor for NEF: Huw Jordan.

    Brought to you by the New Economics Foundation – the independent think tank and charity campaigning for a fairer, sustainable economy. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org.

    Music by Chris Zabriskie (www.chriszabriskie.com) and sanmi (www.freemusicarchive.org/music/sanmi/) used under Creative Commons Licence.

    • 11 min
    3: World Domination

    3: World Domination

    James and Kirsty chat about how neoliberalism came to dominate modern day economics.

    Produced by James Shield. Programme editor for NEF: Huw Jordan.

    Brought to you by the New Economics Foundation – the independent think tank and charity campaigning for a fairer, sustainable economy. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org.

    Music by Chris Zabriskie (www.chriszabriskie.com), sanmi (freemusicarchive.org/music/sanmi/) and Christian Bjoerklund (freemusicarchive.org/music/Christian_Bjoerklund/) used under Creative Commons Licence.

    • 12 min
    4: Acceptable in the 80s

    4: Acceptable in the 80s

    James and Kirsty explain how neoliberalism took hold in the UK in the 1980s.

    Produced by James Shield. Programme editor for NEF: Huw Jordan.

    Brought to you by the New Economics Foundation – the independent think tank and charity campaigning for a fairer, sustainable economy. Find out more at www.neweconomics.org.

    Music by Chris Zabriskie (www.chriszabriskie.com), sanmi (www.freemusicarchive.org/music/sanmi) and Christian Bjoerklund (http://www.freemusicarchive.org/music/Christian_Bjoerklund) used under Creative Commons Licence.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Becca from NJ ,

Excellent for learning

A previous poster commented on the radical nature of the name but I fail to see how that relates to the quality of the podcast. I came here to learn more about a term used, and it delivered. Enjoyable to listen to and explained well. I do not align myself with “neoliberal” ideology but I certainly appreciated the clarity of explanation.

David in Seattle ,

It's a name imposed by radicals

It's a name imposed by radicals.
There are no self-described "neoliberals".
The term is used by radicals who are trying to distort/destroy FDR/LBJ mixed-economy liberalism.
Neoliberalism, at best, is actually conservatism. No liberals eschew government intervention but radicals try to make people think that liberalism = conservatism.

Not really much to offer. I've heard worse but still mostly can't.

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