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Gambling, good leadership and economic history

Anne McElvoy looks at betting, economics and the leadership of US presidents talking to New Generation Thinker Darragh McGee, Callum Williams and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Anne McElvoy looks at leadership llessons from past US presidents, the parallels between the betting industry and fears over gambling in 1945 and now and she asks who are the key economic thinkers. Her guests are Callum Williams, senior economics writer at The Economist, 2020 New Generation Thinker Darragh McGee from the University of Bath and ahead of July 4th and Independence Day in the USA she revisits her interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin about her book called Leadership in Turbulent Times.

Callum Williams' book The Classical School: The Turbulent Birth of Economics in Twenty Extraordinary Lives is out now

In the Free Thinking archives you can find this discussion asking Danny Dorling, Richard Davies and Petr Barton Does Growth Matter https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gbtl
A discussion about economics with Juliet Michaelson, Liam Byrne, John Redwood and Luke Johnson https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qbv3q
A discussion about Marxism https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b0x6m0
The Free Thinking Festival Lecture on globalisation given by economist Linda Yueh https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09w3x1r
The Free Thinking Lecture on the wealth gap given by Michael Marmot https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03f2kzr

Producer: Torquil MacLeod

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44 minutes

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Thu 2 Jul 2020 22:00

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  • Thu 2 Jul 2020 22:00

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