Over millennia – and certainly since ‘Field of Dreams’ – the idea that if you “build it, they will come…” has prevailed.
After Kevin Costner’s massive success, it seems that politicians have been taking his gung-ho approach to construction too literally.
Olympic stadiums often bankrupt host nations and the skyscraper index tells us that the world’s tallest buildings are completed on the eve of significant economic downturn.
So, why have haven’t we ever made the link between senseless construction and politics?
Host Ross Ashcroft travels to Kakanomics – the leading economics festival in Norway – to talk with the anthropologist David Graeber about the Bats**t Construction trend that has gripped the world.
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