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The Polycrisis: how to turn our system around – Andy Haldane, CEO, The RSA and former Chief Economist, Bank of England

About This Episode

Andy Haldane is the Chief Executive of the RSA: the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, and the former Chief Economist of the Bank of England.

From ‘Chicken Licken’ warnings about inflation rates, to predictions of V-shaped recoveries, he’s had little trouble in capturing the imagination with economic outlook – having been described by the Spectator as a “brilliant real world observer.”

Andy joined the RSA in 2021, which he describes as an “enlightenment institution” that has provided him with new tools to tackle cross-sector issues, in order to affect long lasting change.

Andy Haldane, CEO of the Royal Society of Arts

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Lockdown List

What is a book that changed your life?

Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature 

What are you watching at the moment?

Rubbish! Although I saw ‘A Man Called Otto’ last night and loved it.

Who is your biggest inspiration?

Muhammed Ali

In one sentence describe your 'new normal'

The new normal is not drawn from a normal distribution.

What is your best tip for life?

Patience and practise pays off

A quote for life?

Be the change you wish to see in the world

What five tracks are on your playlist?

Daydream Believer, The Monkees

A Rainy Night in Soho, The Pogues

Cavalleria Rusticana, Mascgni

Reach, S Club 7

The Fields of Athenry, The Dubliners

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