In this episode, we talk to Ben Chu, Economics Editor of The Independent, the UK's largest quality digital news brand. Ben was previously economics editor of BBC Newsnight, the BBCs flagship current affairs programme. He is co-presenter of Coronanomics and is on the International Advisory Board for SPERI, The University of Sheffield’s Political Economy Research Institute.
Who is the resource aimed at?
Students who want some answers to questions such as "why are all my clothes made in Asia?" and "how do I get a pay rise?" - this is for you.
How can the resource be used?
Listen at your leisure on the bus, while you tidy your room or while you work. Teachers - you might even want to play this to students a bit at a time, before gently (read: enthusiastically) encouraging your students to have a read.
How does the resource link to the curriculum?
Ben Chu is a prominent economics journalist and editor, and his work covers a wide range of topics related to macroeconomic issues, such as global trade, fiscal and monetary policy, and the impact of technological change on labor markets.
How long will the activity take?
The entire episode lasts 46 minutes, but feel free to dip in and out!