How did we allow the spread of the Caronavirus happen? Why were governments and health services so unprepared? In this week’s Debunking Economics podcast entrepreneur and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer joins Phil Dobbie and Steve Keen to look at the inevitability of this crisis. Nick says it’s all down to the preoccupation with small government. How do we solve it? Massive government spending and the creation of new money. That’s happening. What have we learnt? Steve hopes it’ll enable us to focus on the bigger issue, what we’re doing to the planet.
Patricia and Christian talk to MMT founder Warren Mosler about quantitative easing, interest rates, inflation and all things MMT in the current context. Listen here
Government deficits have gotten a bad rap, says economist Stephanie Kelton. In this groundbreaking talk, she makes the case to stop looking at government spending as a path towards frightening piles of debt, but rather […]
Although money plays a key role in our lives, the workings of our monetary system are a mystery to most of us. ‘The Waterworks of Money’ by cartographer Carlijn Kingma is an attempt to demystify […]