Money Makes the World Go Around
Cultural discussion programme. Andrew Marr with economists Diane Coyle and Dharshini David, theatre director Anna Ledwich and Icelandic writer Jon Kalman Stefansson.
Andrew Marr discusses money, transformation and the obsession with growth with two leading economists: Diane Coyle and Dharshini David. Professor Coyle argues it's time to rethink the way we measure productivity, while the broadcaster Dharshini David follows the journey of a single dollar in her study of globalisation. The theatre director Anna Ledwich is more interested in the people whose lives revolve around the money markets: her latest play Dry Powder highlights their vulnerability, vision and sheer unadulterated greed. During the financial crisis of 2008, Iceland experienced proportionally the largest banking collapse by any country in economic history. The novelist Jón Kalman Stefánsson is writing a modern Icelandic family saga and explores whether the transformation of his country in the 20th century laid the foundations for its future collapse.
Producer: Katy Hickman.
The Almighty Dollar is published by Elliott and Thompson.
Dry Powder is on at Hampstead Theatre, London until 3rd March.
Jón Kalman Stefánsson
About the Size of the Universe, translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton, is published by MacLehose Press.
|Interviewed Guest||Diane Coyle|
|Interviewed Guest||Dharshini David|
|Interviewed Guest||Anna Ledwich|
|Interviewed Guest||Jon Kalman Stefansson|