Bridges to the Future

Inequality and Generation Wealth, with Faiza Shaheen & Lauren Greenfield

Episode Summary

Are economic divides to blame for everything else that’s broken in our society? With Faiza Shaheen and Lauren Greenfield.

Episode Notes

Are economic divides to blame for everything else that’s broken in our politics? Does 'economic anxiety' explain the Trump and Brexit votes? And what deeper cultural undercurrents are at play in unequal societies?

Ian and Matthew speak to Faiza Shaheen, director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) about inequalities in the UK and the US. And Matthew interviews the Emmy-winning director and photographer Lauren Greenfield, whose new documentary 'Generation Wealth' (out in the UK on 20th July) looks back at her career, and tells the story of how the American Dream came to be corrupted.

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Produced by James Shield, with production help from Jade Vowles.

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