44 minutes | Jul 16, 2021

Episode 7 - We are what we spend, with Dr Niamh Mulcahy

In this episode we talk inequality, life chances, and the daily struggle to balance household budgets with Dr Niamh Mulcahy, economic sociologist at CRASSH and Alice Tong Sze Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. The financial crash of 2008, followed by the UK government's decade of austerity, and the Covid-19 pandemic has left millions of people in Britain facing a very uncertain future and holding increasingly unmanageable levels of personal debt. What set us on such a precarious path? How can we return to what Dr Mulcahy terms "steadiness"? And how is her college addressing these challenges in its own backyard? Learn More: Niamh Mulcahy's book, 'Class and Inequality in the Time of Finance', discussed in this episode is available for pre-order: https://www.routledge.com/Class-and-Inequality-in-the-Time-of-Finance-Subject-to-Terms-and-Conditions/Mulcahy/p/book/9780367530990#
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