27 August 2021

The CapX Podcast: 200 years of muddling through


Why is the British economy the way it is today?

That’s the rather daunting exam question The Economist’s Duncan Weldon sets himself in his newly released book 200 Years of Muddling Through – The surprising story of Britain’s economy from boom to bust and back again.


It’s fair to say that Weldon succeeds in answering it with his pacy, vivid canter through the Industrial Revolution, two World Wars, post-war decline and resurgence in the 1980s, right up to the current crisis.

For the latest CapX Podcast, Duncan joined our editor John Ashmore and Tom Clougherty, Head of Tax at our parent organisation, the Centre for Policy Studies, to chat about the book and analyse where the British economy may be heading as we recover from the Covid cataclysm.

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John Ashmore is Editor of CapX.