Director of the Oxford Martin School, economist Ian Goldin, calls for a new way of thinking about the global movement of people, seeing the benefits not just for the places migrants move to but also the ones they come from. He says we should stop worrying about a brain drain and instead talk about brain circulation or even brain gain.Goldin, Cameron and Balarajan: Exceptional People
Singer Susheela Raman is a truly global citizen, whose work pays tribute to traditions from around the world while creating a distinctive sound all of her own. Growing up in Australia in a Tamil family meant that she could draw upon two different musical cultures, two ‘mother musics’ if you like, and that gave her a unique set of musical tools.Raman: Vel
Some of the world’s most successful, but least welcome, global nomads can be found in our fields and gardens. Distinguished nature writer Richard Mabey has been looking at weeds, sometimes defined simply as plants in the wrong place. But many of today’s weeds are yesterday's folk remedies and maybe tomorrow’s cash crops: so why is a weed a weed?Mabey: Weeds
SIXTY SECOND IDEA TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Economist Ian Goldin says that we should label all the components in everything we buy as to their country of origin. People who object to globalisation would only be allowed to buy products which are entirely made in their own countries. The same would apply to consuming services provided by people from other countries. This would be a good way to show how much we all depend on globalisation now.
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Next week, Bridget is back in the chair asking: How soon might we be displaced by robots? With Danish roboticist Henrik Christensen, Kew Gardens director Stephen Hopper and Indian writer Siddhartha Deb.