In United Kingdom, United States

The United States’ impact on British culture and foreign policy is obvious. But its influence on our domestic politics, business, and daily lives warrants closer examination. To discuss this, Aaron is joined by Angus Hanton, author of ‘Vassal State: How America Runs Britain’.

 

00:00 Intro

03:13 Why The US’s Business Presence in The UK is Unique

11:01 The Problem with the Political Class

17:38 Where Business Meets Politics

24:11 The Downfall of Historic British Companies

33:14 The Role of Tax Havens

37:20 How did The US Take Over?

41:24 The Public Sector

44:44 Where are the British Tech Firms?

50:59 What is a ‘Vassal State’

54:11 Capitalism and Crisis

1:00:47 Amazon

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