John Micklethwait is editor-in-chief of the Economist and Adrian Wooldridge is the Economist’s Management editor and ‘Schumpeter’ columnist.
Watch John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge from The Economist as they ask; In the global race to reinvent the state, which political values will triumph - the liberal values of democracy and freedom, or the authoritarian values of command and control?
Anand Giridharadas urges us to be sceptical of “win-win” approaches to social change that favour the interests of the global elite and do little to tackle the root causes of systemic injustice and inequality.
In this powerful new RSA Minimate, Michael Sandel confronts our age of stalling social mobility and entrenched inequality, and asks: what will it take to meet one of the biggest political challenges of our time?
Award-winning novelist, public intellectual and political commentator Elif Shafak offers cautionary advice about the provisional nature of democracy in the west and the rise of populism – and how close we are to slipping back at any point.