economics

Shutdown, Slowdown and Voted down

China’s slowdown continues. So does the US government shutdown. And what next for Brexit if the meaningful vote is knocked out of court, as expected? I talk to NAB’s Tapas Strickland.

Is the Euro to blame for European disunity?

The European economy seems to have found itself in sharp reverse, possibly heading into a continent-wide recession. Italy is already there, Greece has witnessed thousands leaving the country to find jobs, and the yellow vest protests show happy unhappy the French are. Then there’s Brexit, of course. In this edition of the Debunking Economics podcast, Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen how much we can blame the Euro for the perilous state of the European economy.

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Living in a post growth economy

One for our listeners, Pieter Verhoeven, suggested we look at steady state economics and the post-growth economy. What needs to change if we are to accept the findings in Limits to Growth and what would life be like in a zero growth economy?

Can Central Banks Save Us from Climate Change?

Can climate change be fixed by those who helped us into this mess? Me and Prof Steve Keen on whether central banks have a role to play in mitigating the impact of climate change:

May’s First Hurdle. Step two is survival.

Theresa May’s cabinet has approved her Brexit plan, but a five hour meeting indicates it wasn’t plain sailing. Could this be the end of the line (for her)?

FOMC on hold, Brexit unknown, Italy in trouble

No change from the FOMC, weakness in Europe and uncertainty (or not?) over Brexit.

Divided they stand, divided the dollar falls

What do the mid-term election results mean for the markets – and the actions of the Fed?

RBA, mid-terms and the law of the jungle

All quiet ahead of mid-terms, but uncertainty on China trade talks and Brexit. NAB’s Rodrigo Catril talks through it all, plus today’s RBA meeting.

Tariffs, Tehran, mid-terms and a breakthrough for the Aussie dollar?

What will be impact of sanctions on Iran today. Is the US getting closer to a deal with China? What about a Brexit deal?

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?

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