Debunking Economics

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

Can we Wörgl our way out of this?

Should we look to the town of Wörgl in the 1930s for the way to kick start a post-COViD economy. I talk to @profstevekeen on this week’s Debunking Economics podcast.

The Science of Trumpism

Steve Keen tells me that Trump’s ascendency was entirely predictable, and talks Cliodynamics. So, what happens next?

Steve Keen’s Predictions for 2021

COVID, China, mining, climate change – Steve Keen with predictions of what 2021 has in store for us.

Are we overstimulating the economy with the COVID-19 response?

Another $1 trillion stimulus is about to be added to the US economy. I ask Steve Keen if all this extra spending could come back to bite us?

The best approach to foreign trade

Could tariffs actually be good for the UK? On this week’s Debunking Economics podcast @profstevekeen argues international trade is not the be all and end all.

Are we doing foreign aid wrong?

As the UK cuts its foreign aid budget, there is a way of making foreign aid more effective says @profstevekeen – but America won’t like it very much.

Ask Steve: Keynesian v Post Keynesian; Austrian v Chicago Schools

The Austrian School v the Chicago School v Keynesian economics v Post-Keynesianism. The differences explained on today’s Debunking Economics podcast with @profstevekeen

Who can create money to fight COVID?

QE doesn’t help expand the money supply, says Prof Steve Keen. The only way to help the economy is to expand government spending. Here’s why.

A rebirth of localism

Wealth in UK is very concentrated in the southeast. How do we make it less so? I discuss local banking, administration, politics, and money with Steve Keen.

Introducing People’s Bonds, putting government debt to work

Could some of the bonds issued y government be given to people as a form of basic income? So, when times are tough, government debt is highest, and people get more? I discuss the idea with @profstevekeen o the latest Debunking Economics podcast.

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