Scott Morrison, or ScoMo as he is colloquially known, is staying on as Australian Prime mInister for the next four years, or until his party oust him, which is becoming a bit of a tradition. But to many, the election result was a bit of a surprise and an immense disappointment. Phil Dobbie talks to Prof Steve Keen, who offers a therapy session for progressive voters. The message is clear – you didn’t want to win this time. Perhaps everyone, from both sides of politics, should be happy with this result. Listen to find out why. And look out for another blog post on this tomorrow.

Oil prices are pushing back up to the US$80/barrel mark. If they stay above that level could it drive energy producers to more realistically pursue renewable sources with more vigour. In other words, as Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen, could we be reaching the point at which market pricing sees us moving to a more environmental future, without the need for any other intervention?

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Oil prices are pushing back up to the US$80/barrel mark. If they stay above that level could it drive energy producers to more realistically pursue renewable sources with more vigour. In other words, as Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen, could we be reaching the point at which market pricing sees us moving to a more environmental future, without the need for any other intervention?

It’s a simple question. Why do some countries, rich is resources, still end up poor? Can we blame it all on dictatorships, corruption and war, or did those regimes occur because of poverty? Why is so much of Africa in the depths of poverty? Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen how we can fix the issue. Should we be spending more on building up the capital to establish successful economies, beyond the current focus on disaster relief. And is that possible in the current political climate?

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It’s a simple question. Why do some countries, rich is resources, still end up poor? Can we blame it all on dictatorships, corruption and war, or did those regimes occur because of poverty? Why is so much of Africa in the depths of poverty? Phil Dobbie asks Prof Steve Keen how we can fix the issue. Should we be spending more on building up the capital to establish successful economies, beyond the current focus on disaster relief. And is that possible in the current political climate?

Is a debt jubilee really the best way of ridding the world of near stagnant growth? Would a reset revitalise the economies of the world? And how do we stop ourselves getting into this situation again? Is the wealth divide part of this and could we fix that with a universal basic income? Phil Dobbie talks to Prof Steve Keen about a possible roadmap for the future and asks whether it’s more a reward for those who don’t like to work?

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Is a debt jubilee really the best way of ridding the world of near stagnant growth? Would a reset revitalise the economies of the world? And how do we stop ourselves getting into this situation again? Is the wealth divide part of this and could we fix that with a universal basic income? Phil Dobbie talks to Prof Steve Keen about a possible roadmap for the future and asks whether it’s more a reward for those who don’t like to work?

There’s an argument that outsourcing to cheaper countries overseas creates job losses and disadvantages the local economy. That’s part of the argument Donald Trump is using to negotiate a new trade deal with China. What does Prof Steve Keen think? Phil Dobbie asks him, ‘if that’s the problem, why are we seeing such low levels of unemployment right now?’

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There’s an argument that outsourcing to cheaper countries overseas creates job losses and disadvantages the local economy. That’s part of the argument Donald Trump is using to negotiate a new trade deal with China. What does Prof Steve Keen think? Phil Dobbie asks him, ‘if that’s the problem, why are we seeing such low levels of unemployment right now?’

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Steve Keen believes the Australian economy is about to tank. If there's a Labor government in charge they will be blamed for the mismanagement of the economy. Better that label is stuck on the Liberals, he says. But, Phil Dobbie suggests we should always vote for who we believe will deliver the best outcome for the country.

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