Capitalism Closed For Business
Our version of capitalism is something that the narcissistic writer, Ayn Rand, would adore. But in a headlong rush to hyper individualism, have we chosen freedom of the individual over survival of our species?
The State Of British Banking
What are the factors that underline a British banking crisis mired in systematic corruption and malfeasance?
Zombification of Europe
Clearly, zombification is a process that works at the psychological level, but what if it is also symptomatic of a far broader malaise indicative of neoliberalism? Daniel Margrain draws on the thoughts and ideas of the economist, Matthias Weik to explain how this all fits together.
License to be bad
Why are so many people rewarded for exploiting society? Could it be that our overall economic incentives are skewed? What if the way our economics have evolved now punishes those who want to do what’s right and rewards those who do wrong?
…And Forgive Them Their Debts
For millennia we’ve been told that Jesus Christ died for our sins. But what if as a social reformer Jesus was killed because he was talking about reforming the economics of his day?
Financial Capitalism: The Endgame
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.
PFI – A Fraud on the People
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.
Never Book a Judge by His Cover
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.