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SCOTONOMICS a bi-monthly YouTube show. We discuss how the real economy works and we bust popular myths. Hosts Kairin van Sweeden & William Thomson. youtube.com/...8v7M4DMR5I
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In this episode Kairin van Sweeden talks to environmental author Jane Glesson-White about the finalisation of our natural world.
How do individuals, societies and economies cope with the pain and the cost of mental health, poverty and inequality? In this episode, we speak to Tom Pollard, Policy, research & campaigns consultant and NHS Mental Health Social Worker.
With Angus B MacNeil MP.
On Episode 55 we take a chance to discuss three different articles that might have not come across your radar this week. How Scotland Could Be One of the Happiest Countries in the World thebottomline.scot/...the-world/ An actual analysis of...
It is amazing what passes as "analysis" these days. If you are a Professor and stick up a website, you can announce a few hundred words as "analysis". If you criticise the SNP, the Scottish Government or the idea of independence, you are nailed on to get a chunk of mainstream media coverage in Scotland [...]The post An actual analysis of Professor MacDonald’s recent analysis appeared first...
A wide-ranging discussion covering: - the importance of cash - the dangers of merging the power of big tech and big finance - crypto crashes - the continued rush towards digitisation and automation and - the need for a resilient payment system With Brett Scott the author of Cloudmoney.
William headed to Ireland to chat with some of the stellar lineup assembled by the Kilkenomics team. Check out the amazing list of shows! kilkenomics.com/shows/
A discussion with Jim Osborne covering: How the current UK pension system works Explaining DB and DC pensions Issues with the current system - including why DB schemes have become largely extinct How to restore DB pensions by creating a national pension fund/scheme (NPF) Why we need a Scottish NPF and outlining...
A fantastic interview with renowned author and investigative journalist Nicholas Shaxton as he discusses the role and the impact of the UK financial services industry and the UK state in tax havens.
In our 50th episode, we welcome former SNP MP and Treasury Spokesperson Roger Mullin. In this LIVE interview, viewers will have the opportunity to question Roger on his vision for Scotland as well as the work of his new Think Tank Bottom Line Scotland including their two recent publications: “Corruption and State...
Why does the Scottish Government seek responsibility when it doesn’t have the authority? The Scottish Government released Scotland’s National Strategy for Economic Transformation earlier this year (1). On page four, Scotland’s Finance Minster outlines how Scotland's economic transformation would take place during a “decisive decade”. Kate Forbes could not have put it any more succinctly....
There is a world of difference between using something and owning it. The pound sterling is used in Scotland. But it is owned by the UK Government. The pound sterling is not Scotland's currency, it is the currency used in Scotland.  The only way an independent Scotland could use the pound sterling is if the [...]The post The pound sterling is not Scotland’s currency appeared first on...
This seems like a HUGE amount to cover in an episode *however* so many of the things we think are isolated in the economy are connected. To the mix, we could also add: debt in the third world, the climate crisis and exchange rates! So this will be a macroeconomic tour de force by regular FT commentator and former...
This episode discusses how certain forms of scarcity are social constructions. The scarcity discourses become self-evident realities. In this fascinating interview with Luke Messac MD, PHD we investigate the idea and the impact of scarcity on health systems across the globe.His book No More To Spend:...
Trussonomics comes to SCOTONOMICS Is doubling down on neoliberal policies likely to generate an economic recovery? Is growth still what we should be striving towards given the climate and biodiversity crisis? Is a progressive government in the UK a thing of the past?We discuss Truss's economic plans and her...
Not only should Scotland not mirror Truss's tax-cutting budget, but it is, in fact, unable to do so unless a massive bout of austerity is to follow. The only thing more shameless than the Troy party is the chunk of mainstream media that so poorly serves Scotland. In a matter of hours after Friday's fiscal [...]The post Scotland should not mirror Truss’s tax-cutting budget appeared first on...
The EU "Stability and Growth Pact (SGP)" is a set of rules designed to ensure that countries in the European Union coordinate their fiscal policies. At the heart of this is a 3% fiscal deficit to GDP rule. This means that EU member state governments are not supposed to spend more than 3% above what they raise in taxes. Keeping to this rule led to widespread austerity across the EU after the global...
James Meadway is Director of the Progressive Economy Forum and former Economic Advisor to the Labour Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell. James discusses his socialist vision for the United Kingdom and looks at the role of growth in a Western democracy. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Will's new book is OUT NOW and available here:We interview the author of 'Should Wales Leave The UK?' LIVE on SCOTONOMICS. amazon.co.uk/...ll+Hayward We will ask him.... - a...
Stuart Mackintosh joins us to talk about the US economic impact of Biden's massive IRA Bill and the impact of a global green new deal.
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