Debunking Economics

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

Is there a better way of funding retirement?

Many of us can’t afford to retire, yet the government’s welfarfe bill is climbing. How do we get out of this mess?

Could a land tax replace income tax?

Is land tax a better tax than income tax – hard to avoid and a better way to manage the supply of a constrained resource? A question put to Prof Steve Keen in the latest Debunking Economics podcast.

Facebook’s Libra Could Be Really Good News

Libra isn’t a grab for power by Facebook. Steve Keen argues it’s a welcome challenge to the traditional banking sector.

Is the EU anti-growth?

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 Pours Cold Fusion on Climate Deniers

Steve Bannister talks through his climate model and how it shows that we need to find a new cheap source of energy, fast.

US v China. How will it end?

The ongoing trade spat between the US and China. I ask Professor Steve Keen who is going to win, assuming there is a winner.

The good news for Australian Labor voters

A bit of a therapy session for those who wanted Labor to win, maybe its good news they didn’t.

An election surprise and the existential threat of imported cars

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 drive alternative energy investment?

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.

Why are some countries rich and others poor?

What makes some countries rich whilst others are so poor? I ask @ProfSteveKeen in the latest Debunking Economics podcast.

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