In the second of a special series for the Weekly Economics Podcast, Kirsty Styles chats to James Meadway, Senior Economist at the New Economics Foundation about how the once obscure ideas of theorist Friedrich Hayek moved from the fringe to the mainstream, ushering in the age of neoliberalism.


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