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IS GREEN GROWTH A CONVENIENT LIE? – With Jason Hickel, Economic Anthropologist

Season 4, Ep. 6

How fighting inequality and beating climate change means we must end our addiction to economic growth and fast.


We’re asking: How are inequality, climate breakdown and growth linked? Why is green growth an impossibility? If rich nations must stop growing, what does this mean for developing countries?


Nadia and Max have an amazing conversation with Dr. Jason Hickel – economic anthropologist, activist, academic and author of ‘Less is Moreand The Divide . Jason is a leading thinker on both inequality and climate, and a passionate advocate of degrowth; the idea that the pursuit of economic growth by rich nations is destroying the planet and needs to stop, and that pursuit of equality is vital to saving our planet. 


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If you’re joining us on EQUALS for the first time, tune in to our earlier interviews – from talking with the award-winning journalist Gary Younge on what we can learn from Martin Luther King Jr to fight inequality, to best-selling author Anand Giridharadas on whether we need billionaires, Zambian music artist PilAto on the power of music, thinker Ece Temelkuran on beating fascism, climate activist Hindou Ibrahim on nature, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva on what comes after the pandemic.

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WILL CHILE'S NEW 36-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT BURY NEOLIBERALISM? - with Noam Titelman (and Ana Arendar)

Season 4, Ep. 13
In a few days, a 36-year-old former student leader who wants to fight inequality will become the President of Chile. He says, “If Chile was the cradle of neoliberalism, it will also be its grave”.We find out about what President-elect Gabriel Boric wants to do, and about the movement of young people whose protests have swung the pendulum of power in Chile.We take a trip to 1973 to the birth of neoliberalism – the economic ideology that would go on to spread across the world – under military dictatorship.And we ask if this is part of a wider progressive wave across Latin America.Co-hosts Nadia and Nabil are joined by two amazing guests for this fascinating conversation.Noam Titelman played a vital part in the Chilean youth movement as an activist, was the spokesperson of national university students' confederation (CONFECH), and was a founding member of the Broad Front (Frente Amplio) Chilean political coalition established by former student activists. Currently he's a PhD researcher in the London School of Economics and Political Science.We also speak to Ana Caistor Arendar who is campaigns lead at Progressive International, which unites, organizes, and mobilizes progressive forces around the world. She was formerly a journalist in Latin America before going on to become an expert, activist and advocate on inequality on the continent and worldwide. Make sure you share the podcast on social media and leave a review! We’re at @EQUALShope on Twitter. For more information about the people’s vaccine movement check out @peoplesvaccine.If you’re joining us on EQUALS for the first time, tune in to our earlier interviews – from talking with the award-winning journalist Gary Younge on what we can learn from Martin Luther King Jr to fight inequality, to rebel feminist economist Jayati Ghosh, best-selling author Anand Giridharadas on whether we need billionaires, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva on what communism has to do with today’s pandemic.