Episode 17. ECONOMICS 101: Time for A Reformation in Economic Thinking.

Hello! In this episode we answer The Queen's question... why didn't the economists see the financial crisis coming. Our guests Prof Wendy Carlin, Maeve Cohen and Victoria Waldersee talk about how economics teaching needs to change and is changing plus how economics can be used to improve our world. 

ALSO We check in with Iceland's Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, asking her about Iceland's new world-leading policy to tackle the gender pay gap. We also discuss her first few months in office, Scandi Noir, and trolls.

AND Comedian Zoe Lyons brings us her ideas. She wants to ban the bags, lets in a couple of cars ahead of her and takes the voluntary out of volunteering

FURTHER READING

http://whatstheeconomy.com/ http://www.rethinkeconomics.org http://www.core-econ.org/the-economy/book/text/17.html#g_W9SsstO9Y

 

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