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Banking crimes without end

Banking crimes without end Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Gary Edwards © The Open University New content
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 23 May 2016
Has the UK financial sector become the 'serial offender' of corporate crimes with mis-selling of products like PPI and pensions...

PodMag May 2016

Featuring: Audio Audio
PodMag May 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University New content
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 13 May 2016
PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.

Immigration detention: what's the problem with privatisation?

Immigration detention: what's the problem with privatisation? Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 25 Apr 2016
Who's profitting from the misery of the detainees? This article questions the issue of privatisation in Immigration Removal Centres.

PodMag April 2016

Featuring: Audio Audio
PodMag April 2016 Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 14 Apr 2016
PodMag is the monthly update of news, views and interviews from the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University.

Why New York-style rent controls would not work in London

Why New York-style rent controls would not work in London Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Apr 2016
Alan Shipman explains why the New York rent control model can't be easily copied by cities in the UK. 

How happiness is challenging GDP as the measure of a country’s health

How happiness is challenging GDP as the measure of a country’s health Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Mar 2016
Professor Paul Anand explains why income isn't the be all and end all of life quality when we measure happiness.

Social mobility isn’t just about 18-year-olds: adults need life chances too

Social mobility isn’t just about 18-year-olds: adults need life chances too Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Mar 2016
With part-time and disabled students being the most vulnerable in the sector, the government needs to safeguard rather than cut the...

Geography Matters

Geography Matters Copyrighted image Copyright: Artwork by Catherine Pain © The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Mar 2016
A new initiative Georgraphy Matters is coming to the Faculty of Social Sciences.