Episode 1803: Why Does Anger Dominate Modern Politics And What Can Be Done To Defuse It
What is anger? Is it good or bad in itself? Is it one thing, or several? What is its function? What ends does it serve? How has it become the most powerful emotional influence on our politics and economics? Does it have to be this way?
Eric Lonergan’s new book, co-authored with Mark Blyth, tries to get to grips with some of these questions – and to offer some answers as to where we could go from here.
Angrynomics, by Eric Lonergan and Mark Blyth https://t.co/T7kdLh89rt via @financialtimes
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We speak to Eric about the nature of anger, the reasons why it dominates our politics, and the kinds of things that could be done to defuse it. In the week that saw the formation of a new Irish government, we talk about some of the high stakes choices facing the new government.
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