Analysis | 29 May 2016 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
In communities around the globe, genderqueer, gender-variant and gender-fluid people are rejecting the categories of male and female and attempting to re-define gender identity. Asks if being non-binary breaks the last identity taboo, and explores the challenges it creates for the law, society and conventional concepts about the very nature of gender.
Analysis | 1 June 2014 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with economic historian Deirdre McCloskey on the role of ideas and attitudes in creating modern prosperity and where our priorities should lie today.
Analysis | 24 March 2014 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Backgrounds the ideas of economist Hyman Minsky, who argued that in the good times the seeds of the next crisis are sown as the financial sector engages in riskier and riskier lending in pursuit of profit. Considers what his ideas suggest about the response to the 2008 crisis and current policies. Asks whether mainstream economics has done enough to respond to its failure to predict the crisis and the challenge posed by Minsky’s ideas.
Analysis | 12 June 2016 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the identity and values of Silicon Valley – and what they mean for the rest of us. Talks to entrepreneurs, investors, academics and activists about how those values are permeating the world and what to do when they clash with other priorities down on the ground.
Analysis | 28 June 2015 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Why have British attitudes towards homosexuality changed so far and so fast? Less than 50 years ago, sex between men was a criminal act. Now they can marry. It’s not just the law that has changed: we have. Surveys suggest that public opinion about homosexuality has undergone a dramatic shift over the same period. Explores what drives this kind of change in collective attitudes.
Analysis | 16 February 2015 | 0h 28m | Listen Later | iTunes
Explores the implications of downward social mobility. Politicians worry that insufficient people from less-privileged backgrounds get the opportunity to move up in life. But are we prepared to accept that others must necessarily lose out — and move in the opposite direction?