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New Economics Podcast: How did the British Empire write the foundations of in the present day’s financial system?


Exterior of the frenzied headlines about woke warriors cancelling Jane Austen and stately properties, we’re residing in a interval of renewed consideration of Britain’s colonial historical past.

The British Empire started earlier than the English Civil Conflict, and formed our nation for 400 years. At its peak, it coated nearly 1 / 4 of your complete world’s inhabitants. Past statues and road names, how is the empire nonetheless shaping our lives in the present day?

Ayeisha is joined by Dr Kojo Koram, lecturer in regulation at Birkbeck and writer of Unusual Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire.

  • Additional studying from Perry Anderson right here and Tom Nairn right here
  • Discover the Tax Justice Community’s Tax haven rating right here
  • Seize a duplicate of Empire’s Endgame by Dr Kojo Koram, Adam Elliot-Cooper and others right here

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Picture: Alisdare Hickson (CC BY-SA 2.0)





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