Excerpt: /296/ Last-Gasp Neoliberalism (Trussonomics)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-f8nh9-12edca8 On Trussonomics.   [Patreon Exclusive]   Having stumbled upon a successful recipe under Boris Johnson which would see greater state intervention, Britain's Tories then pivoted to a much more pro-market approach. But the markets haven't liked it – they've…

/213/ The Leopard Lockdown ft. Adam Tooze

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xwrtn-10d3129 On Covid and the end of the end of history. Adam Tooze joins us to discuss his new book, Shutdown. In 2020 everything changed... so that everything might remain the same. What were the reasons behind the global shutdown? Was…

/204/ Three Articles: People’s Republic of Fleeing

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7xbrq-109384d On Chinese investment, Swiss democracy, and fleeing from Afghanistan. In this Three Articles, we discuss flight or departure in various ways: China opening the gates for its huge savings to spill onto world markets; Switzerland leaving (or remaining outside)…

Excerpt: /192/ Three Articles: Pandemic (Dis)Satisfactions

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ttqse-10321f3 On consequences of the pandemic + important local election results in Spain & UK.   We start off by discussing the telling results of some recent local and regional elections: in the UK, Labour continues its drift to becoming…

Excerpt: /158/ Three Articles: Cosmopolitan Austerity & Control

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tazxe-f11ed0 Full episode is for subscribers only. Sign up at patreon.com/bungacast  In this latest Three Articles, we discuss cosmopolitanism, the end of austerity (maybe?) and social control in the pandemic.  Readings: Is cosmopolitanism our destiny?, Aris Roussinos, Unherd Meet the Philosopher…