Debunking Economics - the podcast

Economist Steve Keen talks to Phil Dobbie about the failings of the neoclassical economics and how it reflects on society.

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Irving Fisher and Debt Deflation
December 07, 2022x
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Irving Fisher and Debt Deflation

Irving Fisher was an American economist whose book The Purchasing Power of Money looked at the relationship between money supply and price levels. In fact, to many he is seen as the fathe...

The Debt Myth
November 30, 2022x
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The Debt Myth

How widespread is the idea that one person's debt is another person's credit and therefore has no impact on the economy. What are the implications of this thinking and what changes when t...

What would Keynes do now?
November 23, 2022x
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What would Keynes do now?

His answer to Great depression was that we should spend our way out. But now we have rampant inflation because people are spending too much. What would Keynes do now if he was presented w...

A long way from a Minsky moment
November 16, 2022x
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A long way from a Minsky moment

During the last big financial crisis there was a lot of talk about the work of Hyman Minsky. Even Janet Yellen, at the time the chair of the San Francisco Fed, said there were a lot of le...

Will more realistic pricing of energy and pollution save the planet?
November 09, 2022x
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Will more realistic pricing of energy and pollution save the planet?

In a recent podcast Steve Keen claimed that the law of thermodynamics dictates that we can no longer extend economic growth whilst looking for efficiencies in our use of energy. This week...

Private or public – getting the balance right
November 02, 2022x
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Private or public – getting the balance right

Last week on the Debunking Economics podcast Phil and Steve talked about the likely imposition of Austerity 2.0 around the world, in particular in the UK. Steve said there’s really no nee...

Ready for Austerity 2.0?
October 26, 2022x
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Ready for Austerity 2.0?

With big-spending Boris gone, Britain’s new Prime Minister will almost certainly promote austerity 2.0, under the guise of fiscal conservatism. He won’t be alone in that, with government...

Can we get by without growth, growth, growth?
October 19, 2022x
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Can we get by without growth, growth, growth?

Before her plans were ripped up, the UK’s newest Prime Minister was promising growth, growth, growth in an economy that has avoided it for a long time. And she was going to do it through ...