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#188 - James Meadway: The First Crisis of the Anthropocene

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Jacob welcomes James Meadway, former British treasury official and current economist at The Progressive Economy Forum on for a cross-posted episode of Cognitive Dissidents and Macrodose. They discuss James’s recent essay about why COVID was both an accelerant of underlying trends, but also the first “crisis of the Anthropocene,” a phrase borrowed from Adam Tooze. They explore issues related to debt, climate, and prospects for growth.



(00:00) - Intro

(01:39) – Defining terms

(11:41) – Weaponizing finance

(20:50) – Crypto/Milei

(28:00) - WW3 + Ecological disasters

(40:57) – Debt

(45:15) – Can we grow our way out of the problem?

(51:30) – Silver linings playbook


Referenced in the Show:

Link to Macrodose: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/macrodose/id1646528688

Link to James’s essay: https://socialistregister.com/index.php/srv/article/view/42873


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