John Lanchester talks to Matthew Sweet about his novel Capital, our understanding of the economy and whether the language of money creates barriers between bankers and borrowers.
John Lanchester explores the wealth gap in Britain with Matthew Sweet. From Dickens to the dead cat bounce, fairness and the role of the FSA to fat finger mistakes, bailouts and Bitcoin - how easy is it to understand the language of money?
John Lanchester is the author of the novel Capital and popular studies of the financial crisis Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay and How To Speak Money
Recorded in front of an audience at BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at Sage Gateshead
All the discussions and essays from the Free Thinking festival are available as Radio 3 Arts and Ideas downloads.