economics

The false economies of private health

Antibiotics are failing and pharmaceutical companies aren’t getting the RoI they want to research new strains. Listen to me and @ProfSteveKeen on the false economies of private health.

Are we on the verge of a global recession?

An inverted yield curve suggests we are on the brink of a recession. Yet Steve Keen suggests that’s not the case, but what will follow will be felt for much longer.

What went wrong at Bretton Woods. Time for another meeting?

Bretton Woods aimed to encourage international trade by stabilising currencies. Today, we are as far from that aim as you can imagine. So what went wrong?

Freeports – right for now or a spin on an outdated idea? (preview)

Boris Johnson says he will introduce 10 free trade zones in the UK post Brexit. Will it create new opportunities or is it jus ta last ditch attempt to keep a few car plants running?

Has Monetary Policy Had Its Day?

As the Federal Reserve gets set to cut interest rates, I ask Prof Steve Keen whether it’ll make any difference? In Japan interest rates are negative and it’s still not working. Does monetary policy actually work?

The future’s solar, finance is the problem

Solar could be the energy source of the future – but, Omar Cheema argues, its future is held back by finance, vested interest and geopolitics.

Good debt, bad debt

Is debt a bad thing? Or is some good for the economy? How can we tell the difference. Steve Keen explains.

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?

Why BP don’t care what National Trust does

National Trust is divesting £30m that it has tied up with fossil fuel companies. On TalkRADIO I explain the simple reason why the BPs and Shells of the world won’t care.

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.

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