Reading List: ‘What’s wrong with Economics?’ (Video Edition)

18th November 2011

What's wrong with Economics? Professor Steve Keen explains

"Neoclassical economic theory has convinced itself that money doesn't matter, so most people might think that economists are experts on money, in fact, their models of the economy ignore both money and debt."

Should the ECB be the Lender of Last Resort?

Volker Wieland, professor of Monetary Policy and Theory and chair for Monetary Theory and Policy, at Goethe University, joined CNBC to discuss the role of the ECB in the euro zone crisis. CNBC

BNP's Tinsley Says UK Recession in 2012 'Very Likely'

David Tinsley, an economist at BNP Paribas SA, discusses Bank of England monetary policy and the likelihood of a recession in the U.K. Bloomberg

The fate of the EU and its impact on the U.S.

Robert Rubin, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, sat down with Chrystia Freeland and told her how he thinks the EU crisis could end and what impact it could have on the U.S. Reuters

Ron Swanson on taxes and government

This is from the American sitcom Parks & Recreation. Ron Swanson, featured in this clip, may be the first overtly-libertarian character in sitcom history. He's portrayed surprisingly sympathetically too. Adam Smith

2 thoughts on “Reading List: ‘What’s wrong with Economics?’ (Video Edition)”

  1. Geoff Kelly says:

    Coming to a town near you…We have to go through this yet as the property bubble was built on cheap debt that has gone..When the market does turn it will be very unsettling to those people who have never seen a housing market in free fall…It is long overdue. But when?

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