The Lorax, Collective Bargaining, and What’s the Economy For? – John Barry

One of my regular podcasts is The Best of Belfast. I love the Irish viewpoint which I suppose evolved from the lived experience of living under colonial rule for centuries. Today’s interview with John Barry, Professor at Queen’s University and Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality, and Climate Action at Queen’s.

This is a wise analysis of the climate emergency in the light of economic systems asking the key question, “What is the Economy For?” From there he explains the climate emergency as a moral issue.

It’s a ranging discussion with humor, books, and an Irish cultural immersion.

Here is the link to the interview:

Link to book mentioned in the interview:

The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy by Kelton, Stephanie