Maintaining the status quo is an increasingly difficult job. A more informed global public now means that selling war, lying in the media and justifying crony capitalism is met with understandable disdain. This is a problem for the establishment and the propagandists who work on its behalf. For propaganda to work, you need people to […]
The New Build House of Cards
When bosses of house building companies receive hundred million pound bonuses to perform a basic commercial role you know something has gone badly wrong with our economics and also with our governance. When they can’t provide quality products or decent customer service you also realize that something has gone badly wrong with their business model. […]
The New Gold Rush
No wonder extinction rebellion is in overdrive. Despite publicly backing the 2015 Paris deal to limit global temperature rises, one billion dollars has been spent on PR or lobbying by Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, Total and BP. Their aim is to operate and expand fossil fuel operations. But what if these archaic players are fighting […]
The Golden Question – Time vs Money
Time is money has become the mantra in the West. This mentality means that “busy” is now a modern badge of honour, a social currency that’s competitively traded amongst peers, friends and colleagues. But if hectic is the new metric, is all this running around chasing cash and servicing debt actually getting us closer to […]
Britain’s Imperial Hangover
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.
Security Services Cinema – Lights, Camera, Redaction
What effect on society do screenwriters have if their work is being influenced by institutions that push a government narrative?
No longer are city dwellers happy with the anti-human concrete jungles.
A World of Bullshit Jobs
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.