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Liberalism, leading, and the lockdown

The Economist editor Zanny Minton Beddoes

As the world faces an economic downturn worse than the Great Depression, there’s perhaps never been a better time to be running a magazine about global affairs called The Economist. The trouble is, many of the ideas that the newspaper - as it still calls itself - has championed since 1843 are now under attack. In this extended interview, Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist, talks about making the case for liberalism, her strategy for the publication and a previous career as an actual economist.

Presenter: Amol Rajan
Producer: Richard Hooper
Studio engineer: Duncan Hannant

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48 minutes

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Wed 22 Apr 2020 21:30

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