This week, the BBC has been listening to listeners who are willing to share their views on the economy, and what they consider to be important issues.
The podcast includes stories from around the world and is hosted by journalist and economics writer James Flanders.
Read moreJames Flanders will be joined by former prime minister Nick Clegg to discuss the economy.
In this episode of the programme, the two will discuss the importance of the economic system, how it affects people, the need for fiscal consolidation, the benefits of the free market and how to ensure the economy is doing better.
James Flander said:I am delighted to be joining this podcast.
The economic system is vital to our well-being, our prosperity, and our wellbeing, and to the wider global economy as a whole.
It’s a privilege to share this opportunity with you and to talk to you about it.
James Garton Ashby, former deputy prime minister, told the BBC that the podcast is the best way to engage with the audience, and has the potential to be a catalyst for change.
James said:The economy is central to the UK’s future and it’s vital that we get to grips with its problems in a responsible and balanced way.
James said he believes this podcast is a great example of how the economy and people can co-exist peacefully.
James explained that he believes the economy will be better off in a stable, free market system, but he also believes that the current economic model can be reformed.
James noted that he has had many conversations with members of the public about the economy over the years, and that it has always been important for people to hear from people of all political persuasions.
James told the programme that he is a strong supporter of free markets and a strong proponent of fiscal consolidation.
James added:We need to tackle inequality and get to the root causes of poverty, but we need to do so with a fair, responsible and stable fiscal system that makes sure people have enough to eat, to shelter and to support themselves.
James also stated that the economy can thrive if we are doing everything we can to help people and the environment.
James expressed concern about the impact of the Brexit negotiations on the economic outlook for Britain, which he believes are likely to result in significant volatility in the economy at a time when we need the most investment and innovation.
James has been active in the media and has a long-standing relationship with the BBC.
James is a regular contributor to the BBC News Channel, and regularly writes for the Daily Telegraph, the Times and the Guardian.
He is a journalist who has previously worked for BBC News, The Sunday Times and BBC Radio 4.
James joined the BBC in 2004 as a political correspondent, where he covered political and cultural events, including the EU referendum and the European Parliament elections.
He has also reported for a number of newspapers, including The Sun and the Daily Mail, and he has won numerous awards including a Peabody Award for excellence in journalism for his coverage of the EU negotiations.
James had previously worked as a journalist for the BBC’s Newsnight, BBC World Service and BBC World.
He holds a BSc degree in Political Science from the University of Exeter, with an emphasis in International Relations.