Debunking Economics

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

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?

After Corona, the new normal

Without a 100% effective vaccine, life will never be normal again, says @profstevekeen. But there is an upside. Listen to the latest FREE Debunking Economics podcast.

Understanding the real Adam Smith

Adam Smith – the good and the bad. Hear @ProfSteveKeen’s take on the supposed Father of Economics on episode 200 of the Debunking Economics podcast

Private energy, shared planet

How do we control energy use and save the planet? If we push prices up it’s the poor who suffer. On the Debunking Economics podcast @ProfSteveKeen says we need to consider rationing

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