Air Date: 10–29-2022
Today, we take a look at the destruction accomplished over decades by adherents to a libertarian, neoliberal ideology in the UK which culminated recently in the tanking value of the British pound sterling and the resignation of the shortest-serving Prime Minister ever.
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Ch. 1: Why The United Kingdom Is In A Big Mess - AJ+ - Air Date 1-5-22
Why is post-Brexit Britain such a mess? Rising food and energy prices, empty shelves in stores and worker shortages. But could Brexit lead to something even bigger: the breakup of the United Kingdom?
Ch. 2: What's wrong with Great Britain? - Financial Times - Air Date 4-19-22
The FT's chief economics commentator Martin Wolf says the UK is facing six interlocking crises, from stagnant living standards to a lack of political leadership
Ch. 3: Thatcherism: What We Get Wrong About Neoliberalism - Kay and Skittles - Air Date 10-1-22
Differentiating between neoliberal ideology and how it plays out in practice
Ch. 4: Liz Truss: The Oligarch's Prime Minister | George Monbiot - Double Down News - Air Date 10-4-22
What happens when libertarian ultras get everything they ever wanted all at once? Welcome to Oligarch Island
Ch. 5: “We Are a Democracy in Name Only”: George Monbiot on Truss Resignation & Who Will Be Next British PM - Democracy Now! - Air Date 10-21-22
British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned Thursday after just 45 days in office, the shortest term in the nation’s history. Her low-tax, low-regulation financial policies were widely criticized after they sent the pound plummeting
Ch. 6: James O'Brien claims trickle-down economics is as ghoulish, greedy and gross as it appears - LBC - Air Date 9-21-22
Explaining trickle-down economics for what it is and condemning the big lie that makes it palatable to the masses
Ch. 7: Does Economics Drive All Politics? - WhoWhatWhy - Air Date 10-20-22
Financial Times economic analyst Martin Wolf gives an overview of global economic forces, and looks at Britain’s economic and political chaos.
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Ch. 9: The Brexit effect: how leaving the EU hit the UK | FT Film - Financial Times - Air Date 10-18-22
The UK's recent disastrous "mini" Budget can trace its origins back to Britain's decision to leave the European Union. The economic costs of Brexit were masked by the Covid-19 pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine.
Ch. 12: Final comments on the destabilization of neoliberalism
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MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
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- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
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