#77 - Tim Harford on the UK: Shortage nation | Curio

#77 - Tim Harford on the UK: Shortage nation

29 mins | Oct 21, 2021

Today's episode from 21st October 2021. Coming up: Winter is coming and it's expected to be a cold and expensive one in the UK. As Britain braces itself for a grim Christmas, we ask why the country’s shortages seem worse than ever and whether anything can be done to resolve it. After that, we've got some productivity advice from Nir Eyal — we explore the root causes of distraction and offer you two tips on how to stay on track. From the Financial Times, economist Tim Harford attempts to get to the bottom of the chaos in Britain by looking back at similar historical instances of disorder. Here he reveals how the country’s supply issues have been exacerbated by Brexit, but that’s not the whole story. Don’t let one distraction keep you from what you intended to spend your time on. This instalment of Nir and Far reveals how to stay on schedule. Here, Nir Eyal reflects on the importance of taking steps to make sure you don’t get distracted by the same thing in the future. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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