It’s the catch cry for those who like to spread fear – Corbyn in power would take Britain back to the 1970s, when Britain experienced runaway inflation, the three day week, class hatred and soviet style stagnation. Yet, as Prof Steve Keen explains to Phil Dobbie in this free edition of the Debunking Economics podcast, the downturn in the seventies was less to do with government policy and more to do with a turnaround in credit. Households that had been increasing their borrowing in the late sixties, started to pull back, taking money out of the economy. If you’re not convinced the seventies situation was the result of a Labour government and powerful unions, you have to ask, why was exactly the same thing happening in most of the western world?
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