Billions of dollars are being pumped into economies the world over to protect economies from COVID-19. Much of it comes in the form of government fiscal stimulus, funded through bond issuance. Some of it involves businesses taking up further debt themselves, through low interest loans. Nobody seems to be pursuing helicopter money and while there’s some dabbling on the idea of universal basic income in the US, the money is peanuts compared to average expenditure. In this special free podcast, Phil Dobbie asks Steve Keen whether enough is being done to facilitate a rapid economic recovery, and who will be the beneficiaries – the business sector or the finance sector?
May 28, 2018 Mathew D. Rose Climate Crisis, Economics, Energy, Environment, Finance, Inequality, Sustainability 0
A short, but well done piece by the BBC featuring Danny Dorling. Watch here
January 24, 2021 Mathew D. Rose Climate Crisis, Economics, EU politics, Finance, Green New Deal, Inequality, National Politics, Sustainability 0
How Green QE, which is an idea that Richard co-created with Colin Hines a decade ago, can address some of the key problems within QE.