Episode 1107: Why Is Everything Worse Than It Used To Be – With Professor Mark Blyth
Why should it be that things like jobs, housing and education were easier to get for young people fifty years ago than they are today? Did this change happen because of some ineffable and uncontrollable process of economic evolution, or was it the result of deliberate planning?
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Why would Western countries abandon an economic model designed to ensure full employment, in favour of one dedicated to controlling prices? And is there any way of regaining what has been lost? To talk about these and related questions, we’re joined by Mark Blyth, Professor of Political Economy at Brown University, who predicted that Brexit would happen and Trump would become POTUS, and the reasons why.
Did a podcast explainer on the Italian elections with Pulitzer Prize winning David Kertzer. Worth 15 mins of your ears: https://t.co/WNjvll6cvT
— Mark Blyth (@MkBlyth) March 6, 2018
Plus Murph gives us some 2013 Game of Thrones references, and we talk people V money, austerity, Brexit benefits, and voting against our own interests.
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