July 15, 2019

158. Good debt, bad debt

Is debt good or bad? Or does it depend on the type of debt? One of our listeners, Roy Langston, wrote in to ask why Steve Keen is in favour of bank created debt. Shouldn’t investment be funded by other people’s savings?  If debt is funded by money created by banks, pursuing income from the interest, doesn’t it create too much debt money, which Steve is calling to resolve through a debt jubilee? An interesting question that Phil Dobbie puts to Steve, as well as discussing when debt can be a good thing, even if the money was created by banks.

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