Is modern work actually productive, or just an end in itself? 'The most influential anthropologist in the world', David Graeber, will explore how ‘meaningless’ jobs have become so widespread, and what we can do about it.
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Do modern economies reward the extractors – not the creators – of economic value? Leading economist Mariana Mazzucato urges us to rethink how we determine value in our economy.
The challenges we face today are formidable. But, argues influential global thinker Steven Pinker, our problems are solvable. What we need now is an Enlightenment recharged for the 21st century.
Professor David Harvey, the world’s leading expert on Karl Marx, explains the continued importance of Marx’s analysis and how we can apply it to today's economy and society.
Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder and Head of Applied AI at DeepMind, considers what tech companies have got wrong, how to fix it and how technology companies can change the world for the better.
Are we wholly responsible for our actions? We don’t choose our brains, our genetic inheritance, our circumstances – so how much control do we really have over our lives? Philosopher Raoul Martinez argues that no one is truly ...
Influential political thinker Richard Reeves argues that the ‘opportunity-hoarding’ US upper middle classes are making it much harder for everyone else to climb the economic ladder.
How is money created? How much of it is real? Follow three citizens on their journey debating and questioning economists, Bank of England officials and business on crucial social and economic issues in their lives.
What has led to the rise of the ‘intangible economy’? And what impact is it having on levels of inequality and productivity? Economic analysts Stian Westlake and Jonathan Haskel investigate.
Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder and Head of Applied AI at DeepMind, considers what tech companies have got wrong, how to fix it, and how to ensure they contribute to greater economic and social justice.