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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Writer Lucy Mangan selects five different economic remedies from literature. Will she find a solution to Britain's economic recovery in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

In the first of a series of five programmes, writer Lucy Mangan selects five different economic remedies from literature. Will she find a solution to Britain's economic recovery in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

Lucy finds the book on her bookshelf and takes it for discussion to Professor Mary Morgan from the London School of Economics and to Bob Swarup, who has written a guide to 2,500 years of boom and bust.

In later programmes she will see what ideas found in fairy tales and children's stories can add to the economic recovery debate.

Producer: Janet Graves
A Pennine production for BBC Radio 4.

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15 minutes

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Mon 25 Aug 2014 13:45