Debunking Economics

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

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.

Labour mobility – do we need more or less?

Migrants are viewed more as a drain on resources than a boost to the economic output of a country. But s an open border any better?

Are the Kiwis right to ban foreign home buyers?

A new law in New Zealand prevents foreign buyers from acquiring homes in there. Will it work?

Does a flattening yield curve mean a US recession is on the way?

The spread of yield between short and long term US Treasuries is narrowing. Some say its a sure sign a recession is on the way.

The hypotheticals of Robinson Crusoenomics

Robinson Crusoe builds an island civilisation – at one point should he introduce money, and what does it change?

Trump – good or bad for America?

He is running the only country in the G7 to see economic growth accelerate right now. Does that mean he is doing a good job?

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