What have we learnt (if anything) from the economic crisis?
Oliver James, Adam LeBor, Gillian Tett
Have we learnt anything from the economic crisis that rocked the world only too recently? At the time of going to print, the UK was one of the few Western countries still not officially out of recession. Gillian Tett followed the crisis closely, Adam LeBor looked at how Madoff could fool so many people and Oliver James repeatedly put capitalism in the dock. Here they discussed the various facets of the crisis, structural or psychological, and investigate our responses to it and the choices we make for our future.
Oliver James practised as a clinical child psychologist and has worked as a writer, journalist, broadcaster and television documentary producer and presenter. His books include the best-selling Affluenza, They F*** You Up and Britain on the Couch. He is a trustee of the Alzheimer\'s charity, SPECAL.Adam LeBor
Adam LeBor is a veteran former foreign correspondent for The Economist, The Times and the Independent. He is the author of fourteen works of fiction and non-fiction, including City of Oranges, about the lives of Arab and Jewish families in Jaffa, which was shortlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize. He is an editorial trainer at the Financial Times, Monocle and Citywire and is also a creative writing tutor at the Arvon Foundation.
Gillian Tett is an assistant editor of the Financial Times and oversees the global coverage of the financial markets. In 2009 she was named Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. Her book Fool’s Gold won Financial Book of the Year.James Harding
James Harding joined The FT in 1994, serving as Shanghai Correspondent, Media Editor and Washington Bureau Chief. He joined The Times in 2006 as Business and City Editor and was Editor from 2007 to 2012. He is currently Director of News and Current Affairs for the BBC and is the author of Alpha Dogs, How Political Spin Became a Global Business.