Central banks have cut interest rates, some governments have introduced stimulus measures. But still the disease spreads and livelihoods are put at risk. In today’s extra (free) edition of the Debunking Economics podcast Prof Steve Keen argues that stimulus measures are nowhere near enough, and serious sums of helicopter money need to be added to everyone’s bank account. He has been arguing for some time that there’s a need for a debt jubilee to get the economy moving, and now might be the time to do it, starting with the issuance of zero interest debt jubilees and personal bank deposits to cover mortgages and other outstanding commitments.
In edition 84 of the December 2018 Tax Justice Network’s monthly podcast/radio show, the Taxcast: time’s running out to tackle the climate crisis facing us all. We look at environmental taxes and making them fair, […]
This is excellent. In it Richard discusses with Patricia Pino and Christian Reilly what the UK government deficit actually is, Corbynomics, Labour’s Fiscal Credibility rule and the difference between fiscal policy and monetary policy. Listen […]
In this week’s episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast, Mariana Mazzucato, UCL economics professor and author of The Value of Everything, sat down with the UK Labour MP Stella Creasy in a wide-ranging discussion of […]