Month: January 2017

Fixing the Issue of Hereditary Wealth

Would a firm inheritance tax help reduce the rich poor gap? How something needs to be done before civil unrest reaches fever pitch.

I’ll Do Anything for Trump, But I Won’t Do That

It wasn’t exactly what the Prime Minister expected on her first meeting with the new President. But there had to be some reason she had beaten Benjamin Netanyahu to the post.

Why Trump Will Fail, Then U-Turn

Professor Steve Keen is a big supporter of Trump’s plan for the economy, but believes it’ll fail for one simple reason. The plan is accompanied by a determination to return the budget to surplus

May’s Got the Wrong Plan For Brexit

Steve Keen and I agree on lots of things, but fall on either side of the Brexit camp. One of us believes Britain should have remained to fight EU bureaucracy from the inside, the other suggests the community is fundamentally flawed, along with the concept of free trade, and will collapse soon anyway.

Will Trump Be Good for the US Economy?

Will the new President be good news for his country, particularly those struggling to find jobs in the rust belt of Middle America?

Can We Stop Economic Cycles?

Reserve banks try desperately to remove boom and bust cycles. But are they on a hiding to nothing?

How Millions of Illegal Migrants Are Destroying Our NHS #FakeNews

#FalseNews is not just the domain of the leftards, as they are becoming known in a theological battle that involves lots of put-downs and nothing in the way of rational thinking.

Did Keynes have a better plan for exchange rates?

Is there a more stable method of determine exchange rates – that didn’t rely on the US dollar or the value of gold. Is it time to revisit Keyne’s thinking?

Growth. Do We Really Need It?

Why is the economy is dependent on growth. Is it psychological – that we like to think we are better off – or is there a mathematical reason that demands growth?

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