There are the deniers who will argue that mankind has no influence on climate, but worse yet, there are economists who argue the impact will be so small the cost of trying to prevent it will be far greater than the consequences of living with it. That’s the line taken by joint Nobel prizewinner William Nordhaus. In this week’s edition of the Debunking Economics podcast Prof Steve Keen takes Phil Dobbie through some of the spurious arguments and assumptions used by Nordhaus to reach his spurious conclusions. Some of them defy logic. If you offered them in a high school science exam, you’d probably fail.
Economist Mariana Mazzucato discusses her book and the need for new ways to measure economic performance. Listen here
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