Debunking Economics

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

The Cost of COVID Cocooning

Will escalating house prices be one of the consequences of COVID cocooning – and does that make the economic impact of the virus even worse than it is already?

Are we finally heading for a United States of Europe?

Has the agreed stimulus package in Europe signposted a new cooperative era for the bloc? A fiscal and monetary union.

Should we really close the door to labour mobility?

Priti Patel wants to set a minimum wage for migrants. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Meanwhile, there’s still a climate crisis

The impact of COVID on the economy has overshadowed concerns about climate change. But is htis a taste of things to come?

Good tax, bad tax

Income tax, sales tax, council tax, car tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax – there’s just so much tax! So what’s good and what’s just plain wrong?

The China crisis: are we being hypocritical trading with China?

Are we hypocritical trading with China, or hypocritical restricting trade. I ask @profstevekeen in this week’s Debunking Economics podcast.

Levelling up – can Boris really bridge regional diversity?

If Boris really wants to ‘level up’ the UK he needs to get Dom to listen to this week’s Debunking Economics podcast – me and @profstevekeen

Will money printing pay for the COVID-19 debt?

UK government debt is racing past £2.7 trillion – even more to come with Boris’ Rooseveltian aspirations. I ask @profstevekeen whether this money really has to be paid back?

Does protectionism kill growth?

Donald Trump is big on protectionism. He claims it will make America Great again. Or will it just stymie growth?

Who’s got the right idea on COVID-19 stimulus?

There’s a multitude of ways that governments and central banks are attempting to protect their economies from the COVID-19 lockdown. I ask @profstevekeen which ones really stack up?

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