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Are we trying to apply theory developed for production-based economies, on economies driven by knowledge? It’s worse than that, Steve Keen tells Phil Dobbie. The theories around production were wrong in the first place, because of flawed assumptions on marginal productivity. It just gets messier when you’re dealing with digital products and a knowledge-based economy.

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Are we trying to apply theory developed for production-based economies, on economies driven by knowledge? It’s worse than that, Steve Keen tells Phil Dobbie. The theories around production were wrong in the first place, because of flawed assumptions on marginal productivity. It just gets messier when you’re dealing with digital products and a knowledge-based economy.

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The European economy seems to have found itself in sharp reverse, possibly heading into a continent-wide recession. Italy is already there, Greece has witnessed thousands leaving the country to find jobs, and the yellow vest protests show happy unhappy the French are. Then there’s Brexit, of course. In this edition of the Debunking Economics podcast, Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen how much we can blame the Euro for the perilous state of the European economy.

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The European economy seems to have found itself in sharp reverse, possibly heading into a continent-wide recession. Italy is already there, Greece has witnessed thousands leaving the country to find jobs, and the yellow vest protests show happy unhappy the French are. Then there’s Brexit, of course. In this edition of the Debunking Economics podcast, Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen how much we can blame the Euro for the perilous state of the European economy.

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There’s a theory, in many conventional government and economic circles, that lowering capital gains tax will increase investment. By taxing capital gains at less than income tax it encourages risk taking and entrepreneurship, which spurs economic growth. Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen whether that argument have any credibility or is it nothing more than a tax dodge?

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There’s a theory, in many conventional government and economic circles, that lowering capital gains tax will increase investment. By taxing capital gains at less than income tax it encourages risk taking and entrepreneurship, which spurs economic growth. Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen whether that argument have any credibility or is it nothing more than a tax dodge?

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Back in the forties Dutch economist Petrus Johannes Verdoorn argued that people became more productive when the economy was booming. Conversely, austerity hinders productivity. In this edition of the Debunking Economics Podcast Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen if there is any evidence to support Verdoorn’s assertion. They discuss the role of demand, fiscal stimulus and mechanisation in economic growth. And yes, growth does boost productivity. Listen to discover why.

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Back in the forties Dutch economist Petrus Johannes Verdoorn argued that people became more productive when the economy was booming. Conversely, austerity hinders productivity. In this edition of the Debunking Economics Podcast Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen if there is any evidence to support Verdoorn’s assertion. They discuss the role of demand, fiscal stimulus and mechanisation in economic growth. And yes, growth does boost productivity. Listen to discover why.

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Theresa May has been busy setting rules on UK migration after Brexit. Freedom of movement was, of course, one of the contentious issues that led to Brexit in the first place. In this week’s Debunking Economics Podcast Phil Dobbie talks to Prof Steve Keen about the pros and cons of migration, where you draw the line and policies to manage it.

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Theresa May has been busy setting rules on UK migration after Brexit. Freedom of movement was, of course, one of the contentious issues that led to Brexit in the first place. In this week’s Debunking Economics Podcast Phil Dobbie talks to Prof Steve Keen about the pros and cons of migration, where you draw the line and policies to manage it.

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