Beyond the Noise Podcast: Coronavirus has trashed the status quo – what comes next?

This week Jamieson speaks to veteran trade union activist Bill Ramsay about Coronavirus, the wider economic, social and political shocks it is promoting, and what comes next.

BEYOND THE NOISE is a regular podcast hosted by Source reporter David Jamieson, looking in depth at stories in the news.

This week Jamieson speaks to veteran trade union activist Bill Ramsay about Coronavirus, the wider economic, social and political shocks it is promoting, and what comes next.

They discuss:

1:23 – We are witnessing historic changes to the global economy. What historical eras might we draw comparisons with to try and get our bearings?

4:37 – Is the global economic orthodoxy of ‘neoliberal globalisation’ collapsing under the impact of Coronavirus?

10:00 – What might an appropriate response to the crisis at a national level in Scotland look like?

23:00 – How the UK Government’s answer to the situation could threaten small businesses. What might the knock on effect be?

30:30 – Is the state going to be used to protect the wealthy and powerful through the current crisis?

33:40 – What might some immediate demands to protect working class living conditions look like?

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