Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd / 131. WHATEVER IT TAKES: economics in times of crisis

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Hello! We're in different places but will keep bringing you episodes during these strange and challenging times. This week we’re exploring the economic response to coronavirus. Former Obama adviser Jason Furman discusses the scale of the current crisis and his plan for universal cash payments in the US. Economist Birthe Larsen explains why Denmark moved so fast on supporting wages. Then Lord Stewart Wood shares lessons from his time in Downing Street at the height of the 2008 financial crisis. AND podcasting legend Andrew Hunter Murray chats about QI, fish facts and writing his first novel. Subscribe to the Cheerful Book Club feed. Search ‘Cheerful Book Club’ or go to For information regarding your data privacy, visit