Debunking Economics

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

Who’s next for a debt crisis?

Steve Keen says we’re already seeing the consequences of the fall in Australian house prices. But will it lead to a recession? Could the consequences really be called a crisis, or will the economy absorb the shock?

Living in a post growth economy

One for our listeners, Pieter Verhoeven, suggested we look at steady state economics and the post-growth economy. What needs to change if we are to accept the findings in Limits to Growth and what would life be like in a zero growth economy?

Can Central Banks Save Us from Climate Change?

Can climate change be fixed by those who helped us into this mess? Me and Prof Steve Keen on whether central banks have a role to play in mitigating the impact of climate change:

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.

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