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World Economy: The Movie

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 30 September 2011

You really do need to listen to this one because today we rewrite economics as a Hollywood movie, with three scenarios for life after the eurozone crisis.

So how will it end? With the world economy in smouldering ruins or on a never ending road trip in search of elusive economic growth?

Or might there be a happy ending, could the nations of Europe come together, get their economies back in shape and power the entire world to prosperity?

Justin Rowlatt discusses these three possible plotlines with Tim Worstall of the Adam Smith Institute, Vannessa Rossi of Oxford Analytica and Eric Chaney of AXA.

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