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Part Three: Once Upon an Economy

Part Three: Once Upon an Economy

Update: 2021-11-19


Greta Thunberg famously chided world leaders for pursuing “fairytales of eternal economic growth”. In this episode we learn how short-termism is baked into our current economic story, and why we need to change this narrative. Ella meets poet, podcaster, and economics student, GEORGE THE POET and together they visit “the belly of the beast” - The Bank Of England - and begin to reimagine a new economic storyline.  

We then meet people all over the world, creating the new economic systems that work for the long-term future of all inhabitants of the planet. This is economics for people who feel like economics isn’t for them!

Special thanks to the contributors to this episode, George The Poet, Jason Hickel, Kate Raworth, Andy Haldane, Temuera Hall and Sandy Darity, as well as Immy Kaur, Eduard Müller, Jared Bybee and Fanny Brøholm.

George the Poet’s latest project Common Ground encourages interaction with his Peabody Award-winning podcast Have You Heard George’s Podcast?

Jason Hickel’s fascinating work can be found HERE

Find out more about Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics in action HERE

More about Temuera Hall’s work can be found HERE

More about William Sandy Darity’s book From Here to Equality HERE

Watch Greta Thunberg's full speech at the September 2019 UN Climate Action Summit HERE



The Long Time Academy comes to you from Headspace Studios and The Long Time Project, and is produced by Scenery Studios.

The series was created and produced by Lina Prestwood and Ella Saltmarshe

Produced by Ivor Manley and Madeleine Finlay with research by Momoe Ikeda-Chelminska

Executive producers at Headspace Studios are Ash Jones, Leah Sutherland & Morgan Selzer

Original artwork by Mavi Morais

Design by Loz Ives and Lewis Kay-Thatcher 

Original music, sound design and mixing by Tristan Cassel-Delavois, Scott Sorenson & Chris Murguia

Clip of Greta Thunberg at the September 2019 UN Climate Action Summit courtesy of the United Nations










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Part Three: Once Upon an Economy

Part Three: Once Upon an Economy

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