Economist Aditya Chakrabortty examines the impact of economic change on society, in a talk recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2011. Presented by Philip Dodd.
Over the past 30 years governments of every political hue have promised that great prizes will follow economic change, whilst parts of society have been effectively written off. So argues Aditya Chakrabortty, economics leader writer at The Guardian. He believes even the newly fashionable zeal for a manufacturing revival will do little to help and calls for a radical solution.