This week, Grace talks to researchers Adrienne Buller and Ben Braun about where the power really lies in big corporations – and whether worker ownership can change the game.
This week, Grace speaks to former Labour leader and current Shadow Secretary for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Ed Miliband about fighting inequality and climate crisis, and his new book, Go Big: How to Fix Our World.
The Tories have labelled today ‘Freedom Day,’ perpetuating the myth of their commitment to liberty – but their attacks on civil liberties and the means to live a decent life show how little they care about freedom.
This week, Grace speaks to author and academic Linsey McGoey about how politicians exploit the difference between ignorance and deliberate misinformation, and why, if ‘knowledge is power’, ignorance can be too.
The racist abuse directed at England players after the Euro final has been written off as the moral failing of a minority – but in reality it is embedded in the structures and institutions of our society.
This week, Grace speaks to writer and historian Peter Mitchell about how the memory of empire manifests in today’s politics, how Labour supports that trend, and how the Left should respond to emotive calls for a return to a better age.
Despite early predictions that the pandemic would be a ‘great leveller,’ it’s increasingly clear that Covid-19 has helped major corporations increase their power – and only worker organising can fight back.
Liberalism is often framed as the politics of human rights and individual freedom, but its origins lie just as much in a fear of the masses – and only understanding that anti-democratic impulse can clarify its purpose.
While huge numbers were pushed towards poverty by Covid, central bank policies created 5 million new millionaires during the pandemic – just the latest sign that our economy is rigged for the rich.
On this week’s episode, Grace speaks to Alexander Zevin, author of Liberalism at Large: The World According to the Economist, about the liberal ideology, whether liberalism is in crisis – and where the liberal world order goes next.
On this week’s show Grace speaks to Amelia Horgan, author of Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism, about the changing nature of work, the impact of Covid, and whether it’s possible for ‘good work’ to exist in a profit-driven world.
For decades, we’ve been sold the myth that capitalism gives working people more power over their lives – but in reality, it’s concentrated power into fewer and fewer hands.
This week, Grace talks to environmental historian and professor of sociology Jason W. Moore about the relationship between capitalism and climate breakdown, and what Marx can teach us about our ecological crises.
The G7’s agreement to set a 15% global minimum corporate tax rate shows that states can act to rein in the power of the world’s wealthy – if politicians aren’t beholden to their interests.
Grace talks to writer and activist Hadas Thier, author of ‘A People’s Guide to Capitalism,’ about the key tenets of Marxist thought and what they tell us about the ongoing crisis of the world’s economic system.
As the Covid-19 pandemic forced greater state intervention in the economy, many commentators proclaimed the end of neoliberalism – but governments around the world are acting to prop up the market.
This week, Grace speaks to climate journalist and author Kate Aronoff about Joe Biden’s climate plan, the Green New Deal, and whether fossil fuel executives should be tried for crimes against humanity.
The last year has seen the largest increase in billionaire wealth in recorded history, but it has little to do with innovation – states across the world are pursuing policies which guarantee that the rich get richer.
On this week’s show, Grace speaks to Palestinian activist Akram Salhab about the background to Israel’s latest violence, its ongoing policy of dispossession and the growing Palestinian resistance to occupation.
Despite rising job vacancies, employers are refusing to increase wages after more than a decade of stagnation – the only alternative to permanent low wages is for workers to unionise.