#135 - Re-assessing how we value economic indicators | Curio

#135 - Re-assessing how we value economic indicators

17 mins | Jan 31, 2022

Today's episode from 31st January 2022. First this morning: Everyone is talking about "new economics" - a new model aiming to put people and the environment ahead of profits. We hear from a food poverty campaigner, who once relied on food banks, about how supermarkets in the UK are pricing out the poorest and how inflation rates don't reflect this. Then later, as we end January have you managed to stick to any of your 2022 goals? We'll be discussing why you may not have been able to and introduce you to a method to help you break your bad habits, which you can take into February. Inflation is at the highest level it's been for nearly three decades, sparking global protests over rising fuel and housing prices, leaving many no longer able to afford groceries and everyday household items. For The Guardian, Jack Monroe questions why we've reached a point where low-value items have disappeared from supermarket shelves, leaving many to go without. Building good habits is difficult, but what about breaking bad ones? Whether it's tackling an obsession with social media or unhealthy foods, society is focused on personal growth. However, starting a new routine is very different from breaking an existing one. Nir Eyal reveals the challenging process behind changing our bad habits and how 'progressive extremism' can be used to stop destructive behaviours. 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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