Many of us can’t afford to retire, yet the government’s welfarfe bill is climbing. How do we get out of this mess?
Phil talks to Prof Steve Keen on the lies and misunderstands of the economics profession
The EU is struggling right now. The Bundesbank has downgraded its 21019 GDP forecast from 1.6% down to 0.6%. The Italian government is being threatened for breaching the EU’s spending rules. Yellow vests protestors have been out on the streets of Paris for 31 weeks now, fighting against inequality. This week the European Central Bank meets to determine how to boost the bloc’s economic growth. But, Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen, isn’t it time for a fundamental rethink of how the EU is structured and operates? With reforms to the EU, would Brexit have been necessary?
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Steve Bannister talks through his climate model and how it shows that we need to find a new cheap source of energy, fast.
The markets early response to the Aussie election, the latest on trade talk delays and a bad week for Brexit. NAB’s David de Garis talks through it all with me on today’s Morning Call podcast.
Will higher oil prices be enough to drive alternative energy investment? Not fast enough, says @ProfSteveKeen, we may have to consider rationing if we are to avoid climate change.
A man with a sick child accosts the PM during a hospital visit about NHS cuts. The man happens to be a Labour supporter. With those views he was hardly likely to be a Tory. So why did @bbclaurak see fit to tweet his profile so he could be abused by Boris backers?#LauraKuenssberg