Debunking Economics

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

Economies are too scarred to bounce back quickly

Government’s are overly optimistic at the speed of an economic bounce back, says @profstevekeen, because they are ignoring the impact of profoundly high levels of debt.

Who pays for a free press?

Has the Facebook saga in Australia demonstrated that social media players yield too much control? Or ha sit demonstrated that the media needs to be smarter about how it monetises content? I don’t exactly see eye to eye with @Profstevekeen on this.

Who were the bad guys in the Redditt Wall Street Rebellion?

Steve Keen says the real culprits were the Robin Hood trading platform. Find out why in thisd week’s podcast.

Is central bank independence a thing of the past?

With central banks colluding with governments to coordinate fiscal and monetary policy, is their independence a thing of the past?

The value of pensioners in a COVID age

Are all lives equal? Lord Sumption says not. I ask @profstevekeen what he thinks in this week’s Debunking Economics podcast.

Can we Wörgl our way out of this?

Should we look to the town of Wörgl in the 1930s for the way to kick start a post-COViD economy. I talk to @profstevekeen on this week’s Debunking Economics podcast.

The Science of Trumpism

Steve Keen tells me that Trump’s ascendency was entirely predictable, and talks Cliodynamics. So, what happens next?

Steve Keen’s Predictions for 2021

COVID, China, mining, climate change – Steve Keen with predictions of what 2021 has in store for us.

Are we overstimulating the economy with the COVID-19 response?

Another $1 trillion stimulus is about to be added to the US economy. I ask Steve Keen if all this extra spending could come back to bite us?

The best approach to foreign trade

Could tariffs actually be good for the UK? On this week’s Debunking Economics podcast @profstevekeen argues international trade is not the be all and end all.

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