Weekly Economics Podcast: Building a caring economy

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by NEF's Sarah Arnold, Marion Sharples from the Women’s Budget Group and City University's Jo Littler.

We want to build back greener as we recover from Covid-19” — that was the message this week at the Prime Minister’s Conservative Party Conference speech. But in all the talk of wind turbines and technology, the place of care in our economic recovery didn’t really get a look in.

Why is care often so overlooked when we think about the economy? And how would our lives change if we put care at the centre of our economic decisions?

Ayeisha is joined by Jo Littler, Professor of Social Analysis and Cultural Politics at City, University of London, Marion Sharples, Project Manager and Researcher at the Women’s Budget Group, and NEF Senior Economist, Sarah Arnold. 

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