Weekly Economics Podcast: Is competition killing us?

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Michelle Meagher, author of new book, Competition is Killing Us and Grace Blakeley, staff writer at Tribune

Our track-and-trace system will be world-beating”. The development of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine is months ahead” of its competitors around the world.

This is how politicians and the media have been talking about our lines of defence against the coronavirus pandemic. But when facing up to a global problem that connects us all, why is competition the only language we have to talk about it?

How has competition come to define our economy and society? What do we miss out on when we focus on competition? And is there a way out?

Ayeisha is joined by Michelle Meagher, Senior Policy Fellow at the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at UCL, and Grace Blakeley, author of Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation and upcoming book, The Corona Crash: How the Pandemic will Change Capitalism. 

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