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  1. When mega-projects become mega-disasters - IfG LIVE – Discussions with the Institute for Government | Acast

    Listen to When mega-projects become mega-disasters from IfG LIVE – Discussions with the Institute for Government. In his new book,Imperialism and Development – the East African groundnut scheme and its legacy,Dr Nicholas Westcott, Director of the Royal African Society, explores one of the most expensive and disastrous development schemes ever undertaken by a British government. What lessons can be learned, more than 70 years on, from the ill-fated launch of a scheme to grow peanuts in Tanganyika (now Tanzania)? How are major decisions on major projects made today? Who is held accountable if they go wrong? How do civil servants and ministers work together to ensure money isn’t wasted on major projects? What hasactuallychanged, since the groundnut scheme was abandoned in 1951, to ensure mega projects don’t become mega disasters?Bronwen Maddox, Director at the Institute for Government is in conversation withDr Nicholas Westcott,Director of the Royal African Society,Rt Hon Baroness Amos, former UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and former Secretary of State for International Development,Professor John Kay, economist and formerFinancial Timescolumnist,Giles Wilkes, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government.Audio production by Candice McKenzie


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  2. Steve Bannon interviewed by Zanny Minton Beddoes | The Economist

    At The Economist’s Open Future festival in New York on September 15th 2018, Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, was interviewed by Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist’s Editor-in-chief

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  3. Stripe co-founder John Collison | Full Interview | 2018 Code Commerce

    Stripe President and co-founder John Collison spoke onstage with Recode Senior Editor Jason Del Rey at the Code Commerce conference on Sept. 17, 2018.


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  4. Literally Mad Max Brexit

    On tonight’s #TyskySour Michael and Aaron discuss Labour’s row about defining antisemitism, rumours of a new centrist party, whether the UK is headed for a Mad Max Brexit and life as a literal communist in 21st century Britain.

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