Debunking Economics

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

The big US slowdown, Trump talks election delays

NAB’s Gavin Friend talks through a session that brought no good news from the US – worst GDP fall since WW2, rising continuing unemployment claims, and still no new fiscal package.

The China crisis: are we being hypocritical trading with China?

Are we hypocritical trading with China, or hypocritical restricting trade. I ask @profstevekeen in this week’s Debunking Economics podcast.

Levelling up – can Boris really bridge regional diversity?

If Boris really wants to ‘level up’ the UK he needs to get Dom to listen to this week’s Debunking Economics podcast – me and @profstevekeen

Will money printing pay for the COVID-19 debt?

UK government debt is racing past £2.7 trillion – even more to come with Boris’ Rooseveltian aspirations. I ask @profstevekeen whether this money really has to be paid back?

Who’s got the right idea on COVID-19 stimulus?

There’s a multitude of ways that governments and central banks are attempting to protect their economies from the COVID-19 lockdown. I ask @profstevekeen which ones really stack up?

Share Crazy

The world is facing the greatest economic downturn of our time. And yet shares are reaching new highs. How can this be?

Is the US all it’s cracked up to be?

America is not in a good place right now, but it has been the epicentre for innovation and economic growth. So, what can we learn about the way they do things?

The economics of mental health

Does economic theory ignore the existence of mental health issues? Diviya Dhami joins me and Steve Keen to talk about the payback from spending on fixing the problem.

Paying for a pandemic

How will governments, banks and companies manage the debt they’ve racked-up during the COVID-19 crisis? Will the world be even more divided in terms of the haves and have-nots?

A debt jubilee – the only real answer?

Steve Keen has long argued the need for a debt jubilee. Now, with governments, businesses and individuals racking up massive loans, is now the time to put it into practice?

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