New Economic Foundation economist Olivier Vardakoulias tells Kirsty Styles why the “constellation of risks” facing the global economy probably won’t amount to a 2008-style crisis. Not this year anyway.
Are we really on the brink of another global economic catastrophe? Will 2016 see the beginning of the end of capitalism as we know it? Has mainstream economics failed? And are our leaders up to the job? With our new series, Apocalypse Now?, we’re on a mission to find out.
In this excellent series of podcasts from the New Economics Foundation (NEF), Kirsty Styles and her guests introduce neoliberal ideas, explore how they affect our lives and look at some of the challenges to this dominant way of thinking. These are the ideas that rule the world, so it’s worth taking a few minutes now and then to try to understand them!