Monday, 30 April 2018

When Tax Cuts Failed

Universal Basic Income (UBI) and Minimum Wages: Progressive or Regressive?

Finland recently decided to end its Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiment, but the debate about whether UBI is progressive or regressive rages on. We speak to Economist Katherine A. Moos of the Political Economic Research Institute, UMass.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Is Saudi Arabia Spreading Itself Too Thin? | Inside Story

Saudi Arabia has embarked on an extensive economic and social transformation. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has made it his mission to make the country less dependent on oil and diversify its economy. But that's proving challenging because of several factors, including the war in neighbouring Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners have been fighting Houthi rebels there for nearly three years now. And as the Saudi government announces more mega projects as part of its so-called Vision 2030 strategy, there are concerns it might be over extending its economy. Can it afford these large projects and how likely are they to become a reality?

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault | Guests: Jamal Khashoggi - Saudi journalist, columnist and author; Anastasia Nesvetailova - Director of the City Political Economy Research Centre at City University of London; Robert Mogielnicki - Senior Analyst specialising in the political economy of the GCC at the consultancy Siwa Group

Citigroup's Mann Sees No Recession, Says Fed Path `Appropriate'

Apr.20 -- Catherine Mann, global chief economist at Citigroup, discusses the U.S. economy and Federal Reserve policy. She speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."

Friday, 13 April 2018

Why Savings Accounts Are Terrible Places to Keep Your Money

KNOW WHERE 2 INVEST: Today you are joining me at the beginning of my second series of articles. In my first series I covered everything you need to know to begin investing. You can find a summary of these articles here. If you read my articles you now know the basics of how to invest. You will be feeling significantly more confident about investing. You will no longer feel concerned that you will lose your investment in the next economic collapse. And you will not be blowing your money away in savings accounts. You must make good investments if you are to reach your goals. » Robert Sadler | Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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Thursday, 5 April 2018

Steve Keen – Financial Crisis, Trump 2018 - 2019, Crash Is Now

Steve Keen is an Australian-born, British-based economist and author. He considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticising neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. Keen was formerly an associate professor of economics at University of Western Sydney, until he applied for voluntary redundancy in 2013, due to the closure of the economics program at the university. In autumn 2014 he became a professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London. He is also a fellow at the Centre for Policy Development. He is the author of Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis? (The Future of Capitalism).