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New Economics Podcast: What did Covid-19 reveal about how our economy is really run?

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Podcasts New Economics Podcast: What did Covid-19 reveal about how our economy is really run? Ayeisha is joined by Sahil Dutta and Nick Taylor By Ayeisha Thomas-Smith 03 May 2022 In the early months of the pandemic, the government shut down whole sectors of the economy and started paying the wages of a huge proportion of Brits. Some worked from home, juggling homeschooling their kids and figuring out how to use Zoom. Others risked their health to travel to work. Meanwhile Big Tech and outsourcing companies raked in money through government

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New Economics Podcast: What did Covid-19 reveal about how our economy is really run?

Ayeisha is joined by Sahil Dutta and Nick Taylor


In the early months of the pandemic, the government shut down whole sectors of the economy and started paying the wages of a huge proportion of Brits. Some worked from home, juggling homeschooling their kids and figuring out how to use Zoom. Others risked their health to travel to work. Meanwhile Big Tech and outsourcing companies raked in money through government contracts.

What can we learn from moments when the predictable rules of economic life are suspended? Who wins and who loses in these points of crisis? And has the pandemic pushed us into a new form of capitalism?

Ayeisha is joined by Sahil Dutta and Nick Taylor, lecturers in political economy at Goldsmiths University to discuss their new book Unprecedented? How Covid-19 revealed the politics of our economy”

  • Find out more about Sahil and Nick’s work here.
  • Further reading on the care crisis and coronavirus by Emma Dowling here.

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