Category: Economics

Chatter #229 – Dr Marco Metzler on Evergrande: The First Domino In A Financial Collapse

Evergrande has been discussed at length during the GameStop saga. Many apes, both smooth and wrinklebrained, have pointed to Evergrande as a potential catalyst for a global economic crisis that could trigger… the MOASS. So I decided to get in tough with Dr Marco Metzler, who’s company bought Evergrande bonds to discover more…

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Chatter #228 – Otto English on Creeping Authoritarianism and Extreme Polarisation In UK Politics

There have been several disparate but converging forces operating within the UK over the past few years – a creeping authoritarianism, increasing polarisation and politicisation, and the pandemic and all it’s associated problems. The issue for me is that too often the first two are dismissed as irrelevant due to the pandemic, when…

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Chatter #224 – Ted Reese: The Marxist Case Against More Covid Restrictions

Ted Reese is a Marxist and the author of: Socialism or Extinction, Humanising Production, and the upcoming book The End of Capitalism: The Thought of Henryk Grossman. In this podcast Ted and I talked through the left wing or “Marxist” case against more covid restrictions, particularly the vaccine passports. We talked about why…

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Chatter #221 [Live] – Dave Carr on Digital Real Estate and Buying Property In The Metaverse

NFTs, the Metaverse, and digital real estate are all concepts that fascinate me. I’ve had discussions with a few people about this topic and now I decided to get a true expert on the show! I’m lucky enough to be joined by Dave Carr of Parcel (formerly of Decentraland)! He’s here to explain…

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Chatter #209 – Simon Youel On Positive Money, Inflation, and Quantitative Easing

Have you ever wondered how a government budget works? How borrowing works? Whether the magic money tree really exists? Positive Money are a group hoping to educate people on how a sovereign government has the ability to create and spend money. Simon Youel is Head of Policy & Advocacy at Positive Money, a…

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Chatter #204 – Professor Daron Acemoglu – Why Nations Fail Part 2: Building A Better System

Why Nations Fail is one of the best books I have read all year. Authors Acemoglu and Robinson insist that “development differences across countries are exclusively due to differences in political and economic institutions, and reject other theories that attribute some of the differences to culture, weather, geography or lack of knowledge about…

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