The New Age Of Capitalism

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From Ai To The Attention Economy20190621

David Grossman tells stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism. He finds out why some of the world’s most profitable companies cannot be valued: he explores the big business of digital distraction and why your attention means money: he asks where we should welcome artificial intelligence into the workplace, and whether employees and communities paying the price for what’s called ‘turbo-charged’ capitalism?
Producers: Diane Richardson and Matthew Chapman

David Grossman tells ten stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism.

High Frequency Trading2018091720190206 (R4)

Who wins in the new world of ultra-fast financial transactions?
Imagine you are heading to the shops and someone steals your shopping list. Then they race ahead and bought all the goods ahead of you, forcing you to buy your shopping from them at a higher price. That is what is happening to ordinary share traders like pension funds. When they go to buy some shares, they find high frequency traders have snapped them up nanoseconds before them and want to sell them at a higher price. These traders now account for the majority of all trades on major stock markets. David Grossman explores the rights and wrongs of this new world with Brad Katsuyama, CEO of IEX, a new stock exchange which wants to clamp down on high frequency traders, and Professor Donald MacKenzie of the University of Edinburgh.
Producer: Matthew Chapman

Who wins in the new world of ultra-fast financial transactions?

David Grossman tells ten stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism.

Nanoseconds And Megabucks20190628

David Grossman with more stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism. He enters the strange world of high speed financial trading, where a millionth of a second can make the difference between fortune and failure. He learns about the increasing role of the financial sector, asking about the risks of our reliance on debt. Plus how South America tried to introduce its own brand of socialism and the growing influence and appeal of state-directed capitalism in places like China. Can free-market economies like Britain compete fairly?
Producers: Diane Richardson and Matthew Chapman

David Grossman tells ten stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism.

Omnibus 120190621

David Grossman tells ten stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism

Omnibus 220190628
01The Intangible Economy2018091020190109 (R4)

Why can't some of the most profitable companies in the world be valued? From fitness classes to global tech firms and coffee chains, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake reveal the growing dominance of the intangible economy and the implications for society, equality and productivity. David Grossman tells stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism.

Producer: Diane Richardson
Editor: Hugh Levinson

Why some of the most profitable companies in the world cannot be valued.

David Grossman tells ten stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism.

02The Attention Economy2018091120190109 (R4)
20190116 (R4)

Feeling the need to check your smartphone, like or post on social media? Then you’re part of the attention economy. David Grossman discovers why it’s so hard to resist the billion-dollar industry of digital distraction.

David talks to Tim Wu, author of 'The Attention Merchants, The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads' and former Google executive James Williams, author of 'Stand Out of Our Light, Freedom and Persuasion in the Attention Economy'.

Producer: Diane Richardson
Editor: Hugh Levinson

Can't resist posting? David Grossman explores the lure of attention economics.

David Grossman tells ten stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism.

03Artificial Intelligence2018091220190116 (R4)
20190123 (R4)

David Grossman considers the impact that the revolution in artificial intelligence could have on our jobs, income and society. He is joined by Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy at Cambridge University and Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Producer: Diane Richardson
Editor: Hugh Levinson

Could artificial intelligence reinvent capitalism?

David Grossman tells ten stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism.

04South American Socialism2018091320190130 (R4)

Over the last two decades South America has witnessed a series of large scale economic experiments where countries have introduced their own brand of left wing politics. Dubbed Socialism of the 21st Century its successes and failures are debated by Dr Asa Cusack from the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre and Professor Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. David Grossman tells ten stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism.

How Venezuela and others challenged the global economic model

David Grossman tells ten stories which help explain the world of contemporary capitalism.