Neoliberalism is sold to the public as a simple package that’s easy to understand, in the capable hands of professional politicians and economists. But what lies beneath this pernicious economic idea that is responsible for almost all the chaos we see around the world?
In British corridors of power the legacy of empire still lingers. The UK is no longer the global player it pretends to be, but nor is it introspective enough to truly look after its own citizens. On this show we talk to Professor Danny Dorling, author of more than a dozen books on issues related to social inequalities in Britain and several hundred journal papers.
On this week’s show we meet Marc Friederich and Matthias Weik – two economists who didn’t succumb to groupthink after the 2008 crash and now see financial capitalism’s end game.
Successive British governments have used the Private Finance Initiative since the early 90’s to fund infrastructure and public spending – but the scheme has always been controversial.
This is the story of a cop who didn’t feel he was getting justice, so in his capacity as someone who could uphold the law, made an arrest he maintains was lawful and paid the price for his actions.
For our survival it’s vital that we all treat land, nature and the environment as the source of all our wealth – not a disposable asset of globalisation.
How do we break a vicious cycle that allows the media to facilitate the wanton acts of the military industrial complex?
What effect on society do screenwriters have if their work is being influenced by institutions that push a government narrative?
We have managed to locate the rarest of things, namely a banker that actually went to prison for financial malpractice.
Why is the British state continuing to privatize the NHS despite overwhelming evidence that the outcome will be deadly?
No longer are city dwellers happy with the anti-human concrete jungles.
What are the real root causes of UK gang culture and what can be done about it?
It is helpful to face and reconcile the past when trying to find a new direction in an increasingly competitive, multipolar world.
We take a look back over the year and remember those people who have allowed us to think differently.
We have invited some friends of the show into the studio to discuss what shocked them in 2018 and what they see playing out this year.
The average Briton is only ever about two sentences away from discussing house prices.
In our age of misallocated capital, we’re again laboring under one of the biggest credit bubbles in human history.
This week we are on the road at Sunday Papers Live in London to talk about this silent workplace epidemic and the profound damage caused when people work in a ‘bullsh*t’ job.
Finance should be a servant, but never a master. So when accountants and auditors become the story because of systemic failures and corporate malfeasance you know something has gone badly wrong. As big accountancy firms are increasingly embroiled in corporate scandals, how do we clearly define their role so they actually serve society instead of continually maximising profit for private and personal gain?
The barrage of scaremongering by the British press before the football World Cup, painted the hosts Russia as a tyrannical country unsafe for tourists and football fans alike. But the reality has been very different. Visitors have taken to social media to explain that they’ve found Russia and her people hospitable and friendly. This wasn’t what they were told to expect. So was this media onslaught just a mistake? Or was this the latest instalment of post Cold War rhetoric designed to malign Russia? With relations between the West and Russia at an all time low, where next for this relationship? Joining us to discuss why both sides are locked in this frozen conflict is the writer and broadcaster, John White.