Some common lines you’ll hear about the economy: we all put money in, or take it out. Some people pay their fair share, but others don’t. We can’t overspend – putting public spending on the national credit card would be irresponsible.
But not all of those lines are strictly true and the way we talk about the economy affects the way we think about its future. This week on the podcast: what we’re really talking about when we talk about the economy.
Ayeisha is joined by Anat Shenker-Osorio – communications expert, researcher and author of ‘Don’t Buy It: the trouble with talking nonsense about the economy’, and Ellie Mae O’Hagan – journalist and author of the forthcoming book on the death of the centre ground.
We're recording a live episode of the Weekly Economics Podcast in London, on Tuesday the 5th of November. Ayeisha will be in conversation with Maya Goodfellow, author of the new book 'Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats'. Book your tickets today at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hostile-environment-how-immigrants-became-scapegoats-tickets-78143596601
Check out Anat's Brave New Words podcast at https://bravenewwordspod.com
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