LEFT OUT: Steve Keen on if mainstream economics can save us from another financial crisis
Left Out, a podcast produced by Michael Palmieri, Dante Dallavalle, and Paul Sliker, creates in-depth conversations with the most interesting political thinkers, heterodox economists, and organizers on the Left.
In this episode, Left Out speaks with Professor Steve Keen about his latest book, Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?, as well as the failure of mainstream economics.Read more
LISTEN: Stephanie Kelton on how cancelling student debt would benefit the larger economy
In a new study out of the Levy Economics Institute, The Macroeconomic Effects of Student Debt Cancellation, Scott Fullwiler, Stephanie Kelton, Catherine Ruetschlin, and Marshall Steinbaum examine the macroeconomic impacts of an outright cancellation on all outstanding student debt, public and private.
The report set out to answer a simple question: What if all of the $1.4 trillion in U.S. student debt went away? In this special audio clip from our upcoming episode with Stephanie Kelton on Modern Monetary Theory and budget deficit myths, we ask Professor Kelton to walk us through the findings. Check back for the full episode in the coming weeks.Read more
Steve Keen: China's private debt bubble is the biggest in the history of capitalism
Professor Steve Keen, the first economist to predict the 2008 financial crisis, explains the economic situation in China, whose credit bubble is easily the fastest growing in the history of capitalism.
The cost of getting it wrong
What most of us have long believed about how the economy works is based on a set of fundamental myths, supported by a series of inappropriate and misleading metaphors, from which it is difficult to escape. The emotional investment we have made in these myths has allowed for levels of unemployment, underemployment, inequality and relative poverty which would have seemed incredible a generation ago.Read more