My media week 20/03/11

Michael Blastland explains the history of economic ideas. In the first programme of a three part series, Michael travelled to Athens, where economics as a discipline began.

The BBC website has this excellent essay attacking the fetish for manufacturing. Factories in decline? It’s OK, services will do nicely. If you go to the BBC Business Daily website you can hear the author of the essay, Steve Fritzinger, talking about the topic. The relevant programme was on March 17th and the part by Fritzinger begins at around 13.43.

Here is one of those RSA Animate videos: RSA Animate – The Internet in Society: Empowering and Censoring Citizen?

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