Interesting discussion about artists, arts, gentrification, galleries, auctions, fake prices, dealers, YBA's, originality ...

Darren Coffield is an artist and writer who feels the art world has become so commercialised that it now exists only to serve the collector, the speculator and the market.

In this episode of Meet the Renegades, Darren lifts the lid on how contemporary artists actually become famous and how ‘the market’ has created the art ‘industry.’

"The idea of originality which was a great point of modernism, of modern design; the idea of being original, of being true to yourself that's completely gone out the window because you're now into commodification of things.”

He explains that authenticity and originality have been stifled and extreme gentrification has pushed many artists to survive on margin of society.

Airing on Free Speech TV  this week as well as on our YouTube Channel and




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We were delighted to have Martin Sandbu on last week's Meet The Renegades.

His recent book, Europe’s Orphan attacks the current thinking of what politicians and policy makers in Brussels and Frankfurt consider to be self-evident.

Martin gives us some unconventional and fresh insight into the eurocrisis and argues that the Euro has been the scapegoat for all of Europe’s current economic problems.

Has the real problem been the fact that the real issue lays within our leaders’ inability to think differently?

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The Dirty Little Debt Secret

Ross Ashcroft speaks with Richard Vague - author of The Next Economic Disaster - about his insights into private debt and why this seems to be forbidden knowledge.

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In Change We Trust

As the lifespan of every company shortens, paying lip service to change is dangerous and following the herd can be fatal. 

As the behavioural economist Richard Thaler wryly notes, “Worldly wisdom teaches us that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally then to succeed unconventionally.”

Will Kemble-Clarkson shares his insights on how mature companies can survive and thrive in an age of digitally-driven disruption - even when the initial response is often that the “disruptive-age” sounds a bit far off in the future.

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Can Central Banks Bail Out The Economy Next Time Around? Both governments and big banks are keeping zombie companies on life support and deepening their risk exposure. As governments borrow more the contagion risk of sovereign debt, financial sector debt and real economy debt deepens.
Daniel Thurley

Exclusion and its consequences - Make no mistake, the purposeful exclusion of growing numbers from economic activity is an integral aspect of the economic system. The argument that there is 'no alternative' to current arrangements carries with it an explicit acceptance that economic ‘realities’ make full employment impossible. This is utter nonsense, yet without fundamental change, exclusion will only get worse. 
An extract from The Survival Manual

Robert McNamara’s 11 lessons from Vietnam - Note No. 6 - We failed to draw Congress and the American people into a full and frank discussion and debate of the pros and cons of a large-scale military involvement … before we initiated the action.
As heard through Ian Gilbert


"The cream rises until it sours." 
Dr. Laurence J. Peter 

Many times we have worked with people who are out of their depth. Often they slow things up so much you wonder how they were appointed. The Peter Principle can give some insight. It is a management practice where anything that works will be used in progressively more challenging applications until it fails. Including employees. It’s worth knowing about - especially now. 


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