On this week’s episode of the Counterintuitive Series on the Governance Podcast, Professor Mark Pennington (King’s College London) argues that if not quite everything, then a great many things, ought to be legally for sale. From kidneys, to drugs, to sex, to votes, how much ought the market be allowed to freely trade in?
The Counterintuitive Series
What can early modern practices of duelling teach us about the contemporary ‘culture wars’ over identity politics? According to Dr Clif Mark, a lot more than you might think. Join us for this episode of the Counterintuitive Series on the Governance Podcast.
That we live in an era of ‘post truth politics’ has become a widespread mantra since the shock of the Brexit vote and the 2016 election of Donald Trump. But Matt Sleat (University of Sheffield) believes this is a mistake: politics is no more ‘post truth’ now than it has ever been. To understand what has been happening, we need to look elsewhere. Join us on this episode of the Counterintuitive Series on the Governance Podcast.
Diana Popescu (Department of Political Economy, King’s College London) joins the Counterintuitive Series of the Governance Podcast this week to argue that Universal Basic Income – the state giving money to everybody, for free, and unconditionally – is a realistic and desirable policy, one that governments around the world should take seriously.
Given the upheavals unleashed by the Brexit referendum of 2016, many are now wary of direct democracy. But Jonathan Benson (Utrecht University) argues that to improve our current politics we need more, not less, direct involvement of the people in decision-making. Join us on this episode of the Counterintuitive Series on the Governance Podcast.
In the first episode of the Counterintuitive Series on the Governance Podcast, Professor Clare Chambers (University of Cambridge) defends the ideal of the marriage free state. She argues that for reasons of justice and equality, the state should not legally recognise – and therefore, privilege – any particular form of marriage. And until it ceases to do so, we must consider its actions unjust.