Reimagine: Rebel economics

Episode Two with Ian Goldin and Kate Raworth

Reimagine Podcast 2

As the world slips into recession, possibly even depression, Covid-19 has revealed the design flaws in our global economy. For decades, the conventional wisdom has been that there’s no problem the invisible hand of the market can’t fix. And while a relentless pursuit of growth at all costs has delivered prosperity for some, the gulf between the haves and the have-nots is at historic levels.

Will this once-in-a-century pandemic create a once-in-a-generation opportunity for a real shift in our economic systems? If so, what should that look like? Six years ago, Ian Goldin predicted the next financial crisis would be caused by a pandemic. Peter Drobac talks with Ian about how we got here, and how to get out of it. Then we meet renegade economist, Kate Raworth, whose big idea - people and planet living in harmony “inside the doughnut” - may have found its moment.

Reimagine is a new podcast series about people who are inventing the future. Presented by Oxford Answers and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. New episodes on Thursdays.

Produced by Eve Streeter for Stabl and Saïd Business School.