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The People Are Revolting

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 31 March 2012

In the Balance asks whether angry people can change the course of economic history.

Could protestors in Europe stop the cuts in public sector spending?

Plus we look at how parents are increasingly having to provide homes for their grownup children - just when they thought they'd got rid of them - is the family the new welfare state?

Colm O'Regan muses on the economic safety net the family provides.

Join Lesley Curwen and her guests, Nagore Calvo, herself from Spain and a lecturer in International Relations at Kings College London, Paola Subacchi, the Research Director in International Economics at the think tank Chatham House here in the UK and Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy, as they dissect the Spanish economy and the English pasty.

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