May 26, 2017

44. Is there any economic rationale in the UKIP Manifesto?

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UKIP released its manifesto this week. It’s a glossy production with a range of arguments designed to appeal to the disenfranchised UK worker. But do they stack up economically? In this podcast Phil Dobbie talks with Professor Steve Keen about some of their plans, including zero net migration, changes to VAT, getting rid of inheritance tax, redirecting foreign aid to the NHS and ways of helping small business. It’s fair to say they get a mixed report card from Steve, but some of their ideas are worth considering. Major parties, take note.

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