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Capitalism is the hidden economic wiring which puts money and markets at the centre of our lives. This collection of programmes includes David Grossman’s story of the explosive growth of modern capitalist power told in 10 parts - The New Age of Capitalism - plus many others.

Capitalism is the hidden economic wiring which puts money and markets at the centre of our lives. This collection of programmes includes David Grossman’s story of the explosive growth of modern capitalist power told in 10 parts - The New Age of Capitalism - plus many others.
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Capitalism is the hidden economic wiring which puts money and markets at the centre of our lives. This collection of programmes includes David Grossman’s story of the explosive growth of modern capitalist power told in 10 parts - The New Age of Capitalism - plus many others.

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The Bailout

10/8/2018
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A dramatic blow by blow account from then Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the bank bailout. Along with Chancellor Alistair Darling at the Treasury, Governor Mervyn King at the Bank of England, and BBC Business Editor Robert Peston, witness the race against time to deliver a bold plan to stabilise the financial system before the banks go bust. Taking us inside incredible scenes: in the Oval Office where Gordon receives a fax saying Bradford and Bingley has gone bust whilst trying to persuade...

Duration:00:56:49

Insecure Overachievers

10/4/2018
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Highlighting the epidemic of exceptionally capable professionals driven by a profound belief in their own inadequacy. Their ability and relentless drive to excel make them likely to succeed in the competitive environment of elite professional and financial firms, but the work culture is also taking advantage of their vulnerabilities.

Duration:00:28:06

Cassandras of the Crash

9/26/2018
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Ten years ago, the world watched as the biggest financial meltdown in history unfolded. The crash plunged the world into recession, lost millions of families their homes and its shadow still hangs over our politics today. And when the Queen went to the London School of Economics, she asked the question everyone wanted the answer to: why did no one see it coming? Aditya Chakrabortty, senior economics commentator at the Guardian newspaper, chairs a discussion between four economists who can...

Duration:00:56:41

Trillion Dollar Companies: The New Age of Capitalism - Episode 10

9/21/2018
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Both Amazon and Apple have become the first companies in history to be valued at more than a trillion dollars each. There are fears this dominance, particularly by technology companies including Facebook and Google, could lead to monopolies which hurt consumers. The advent of these trillion dollar valuations comes as a growing number of critics begin to ask if it is time for regulators to step in and either cut the technology firms down to size, or break them up altogether. Adam Lashinsky,...

Duration:00:14:05

Financialisation: The New Age of Capitalism - Episode 9

9/20/2018
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Banking used to be a laid-back profession involving long lunches and the odd loan approval to a business. Over the last few decades that has all changed as financial institutions focus increasingly on selling products to the public and thinking up ever more complicated money making schemes for the world markets. This process - often described as financialisation - has meant increased profits for the banks but is also seen as a threat to the rest of the economy. Authors Rana Foroohar and...

Duration:00:14:07

State Capitalism: The New Age of Capitalism - Episode 8

9/20/2018
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David Grossman considers the growing influence and appeal of state capitalism, asking whether free-market and state capitalist systems can coexist and compete fairly. Joining David are Joshua Kurlantzick, author of "How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World", and economist Dr Linda Yueh, author of "The Great Economists, How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today".

Duration:00:14:02

Turbo-Capitalism: The New Age of Capitalism - Episode 7

9/20/2018
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Governments are often ready to close down sectors of their economies which they believe are inefficient, like coal mining, and keen to promote more efficient high tech companies. Back in 2000, author and government adviser Edward Luttwak coined the term Turbo Capitalism to describe how governments are enabling the destruction of well paid "dignified" jobs and replacing them with poorly paid low status occupations. These new roles may appear to be part of a more efficient system, but are, he...

Duration:00:13:42

High Frequency Trading: The New Age of Capitalism - Episode 6

9/20/2018
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Imagine you are heading to the shops and someone steals your shopping list. Then they race ahead and bought all the goods ahead of you, forcing you to buy your shopping from them at a higher price. That is what is happening to ordinary share traders like pension funds. When they go to buy some shares, they find high frequency traders have snapped them up nanoseconds before them and want to sell them at a higher price. These traders now account for the majority of all trades on major stock...

Duration:00:13:52

Making Money: The New Age of Capitalism - Episode 5

9/20/2018
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David Grossman asks how and when money is created in the modern economy, how that influences asset prices and financial stability and hears about a radical Swiss idea for monetary reform. Joining the debate are Positive Money director Fran Boait and Professor Sir Charles Bean, former chief economist and deputy governor for monetary policy at The Bank of England.

Duration:00:14:09

South American Socialism: The New Age of Capitalism Podcast - Episode 4

9/20/2018
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Over the last two decades South America has witnessed a series of large scale economic experiments where countries have introduced their own brand of left wing politics. Dubbed Socialism of the 21st Century its successes and failures are debated by Dr Asa Cusack from the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre and Professor Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Duration:00:14:07

Artificial Intelligence: The New Age of Capitalism - Episode 3

9/20/2018
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David Grossman considers the impact that the revolution in artificial intelligence could have on our jobs, income and society. He is joined by Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy at Cambridge University and Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Duration:00:13:38

The Attention Economy: The New Age of Capitalism - Episode 2

9/20/2018
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David Grossman discovers why it's so hard to resist the billion-dollar industry of digital distraction. David talks to Tim Wu, author of 'The Attention Merchants, The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads' and former Google executive James Williams, author of 'Stand Out of Our Light, Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy'.

Duration:00:14:10

The Intangible Economy: The New Age of Capitalism - Episode 1

9/20/2018
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Why can't some of the most profitable companies in the world be valued? From fitness classes to global tech firms and coffee chains, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake reveal the growing dominance of the intangible economy and the implications for society, equality and productivity.

Duration:00:13:55

Welcome to This Is Capitalism

9/20/2018
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Welcome to this new BBC podcast. The first episode will be published within seven days.

Duration:00:01:10