Debunking Economics

Phil talks to Prof Steve Keen on the lies and misunderstands of the economics profession

How is privatisation working out for you?

How are these privatised companies working out for us? I talk to Prof Steve Keen about the arguments for and against privatisation.

Taxing the multinationals

Steve Keen and I talk about how big corporates use transfer pricing to pay the least tax possible, and attempts to try and get them to pay the right amount.

Will China survive the trade war?

Can China survive the trade war with the United States? Will President Trump be successfully in reducing his trade deficit? Who has most to lose?

Sharing in the spoils of your hard work

The Shadow Chancellor has a plan to ensure shared ownership of major companies – will it work?

Could the Euro be the world’s reserve currency?

Could the Euro ever displace the US dollars as the default reserve currency for the planet? or at least provide a choice?

Announcing the Nobble Prize in Economics

There’s the Nobel Prize for Economics – but today we launch the Nobble prize. Who should be the first recipient?

The inefficiency of inequality

A big divide between low and high wage earners isn’t just bad news for those on low incomes – everyone loses.

Labour mobility – do we need more or less?

Migrants are viewed more as a drain on resources than a boost to the economic output of a country. But s an open border any better?

Are the Kiwis right to ban foreign home buyers?

A new law in New Zealand prevents foreign buyers from acquiring homes in there. Will it work?

Does a flattening yield curve mean a US recession is on the way?

The spread of yield between short and long term US Treasuries is narrowing. Some say its a sure sign a recession is on the way.

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