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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, we look at what role economics has in solving the climate crisis. We are joined by founder of Climate Solutions, Paul Dawson: twitter.com/PaulEDawsonto discuss the idea of an individual climate budget as well as climate taxes/dividends.Brilliant article on the impact of the wealthiest 1%...
Paul Mason is a renowned and highly respected journalist and author of several books on politics and economics. His book Post Capitalism was one of the books that recharged our Co-Host William's interest in economics in 2015.Paul discusses his latest book How To Stop Fascism and his views on how to transform our...
As part of our small nation series, we speak to Edward Jones and Brain Jones from Bangor University. A YouGov poll in November 2020, had 33% of voters saying they would support Welsh independence, the highest ever level of support. In this interview, we find out the economic case for Welsh independence as part...
After almost a full year speaking to leading global economists about money as co-host of SCOTONOMICS, William Thomson twitter.com/...allusjoins us to explain why most experts see money (and who controls it) as the single most important constraint for a society. About TNT Show and Catchup - a show that...
The job guarantee aims to provide a sustainable solution to inflation and unemployment. Its aim is to create full employment and price stability by having the state promise to hire unemployed workers as an employer of last resort. But it is also so much more than an economic policy.Kairin and William are joined by...
A fascinating chat with lawyer Rohan Grey as we get to the heart of what money really is and why it is so important who controls the money supply.Rohan covers monetary sovereignty and the role this has in supporting fiscal measures in any economy. He chats about the trade off between managing your foreign exchange...
There is an alternative to the profit, risk, growth-driven financial model propagated by the city of London. Q: How could an independent Scotland regulate and structure the financial system in Scotland? Q: What role for the casino banks? Q: Would banks still be too big to fail? Q: And what about Scotland's...
Patricia has a fascinating journey from engineering to podcaster to economist. Her journey was inspired by her engineering background and her training to say "hold on a minute, are you sure about that?" This inquisitive nature led her to question the standard approach to the economy. Patricia found the answers in Modern Monetary Theory and in this episode we further explore MMT and the importance...
In this bite-size episode, Dr Steven Hail tells us the truth about the UK Government debt and explains the difference between the debt of a sovereign currency issuer and a currency user.
James Meadway is director of the Progressive Economy Forum and former Economic Advisor to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. James discusses his socialist vision for the United Kindom and looks at the role of growth in a western democracy.For a full 1hr 25min extended interview with James please join us on...
How we measure the economy matters. When an ecological disaster boosts GDP we know something wrong.

We discuss an alternative way to measure the success or otherwise of an economy. One of the leading thinkers on the Genuine Progress Indicator joins us from Australia to talk about an alternative and common-sense way...
For over four decades Professor Steve Keen has been offering an alternative to the neoclassical description and understanding of the economy. We will ask Steve your questions as we delve into how the economy really works as well as introduce you to his fascinating new book " The New Economics: a manifesto" ...
Patricia has a fascinating journey from engineering to podcaster to Economist. Her journey was inspired by her engineering background and her training to say "hold on a minute, are you sure about that?" This inquisitive nature led her to question the standard approach to the economy. Patricia found the answers in...
An introduction to Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). This will come as a surprise to many of our listeners and viewers as we have mentioned MMT in many of our interviews. So this is the first in a series that will look at Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). And where better to start than with an interview with the founder of...
The Right to Food (Bill Scotland). The key aims of this proposed Bill are to: • enshrine the right to food in Scots Law • place responsibility for driving and overseeing this right upon the Scottish Government • establish responsibility for oversight onto either an existing body or create an independent...
David McWilliams is an economist, author, journalist, documentary-maker and broadcaster. He is Adjunct Professor of Global Economics at the School of Business Trinity College Dublin. David is ranked 10th most influential economist in the world.05:00 Ireland’s wealth08:00 Ireland’s income and huge growth over...
Many supporters on the left in Scotland maintain that full employment is their aim. Almost every Labour supporter will utter these words. Without monetary sovereignty that policy is impossible. The UK under both Labour and Conservative governments has never chosen to run an economy towards full employment.

The Bank...
Community wealth building is a new people-centred approach to local economic development, which redirects wealth back into the local economy, and places control and benefits into the hands of local people.

The narrative supports the principle of subsidiarity: placing control and real power as close to the community...
David McWilliams is an economist, author, journalist, documentary-maker and broadcaster. He is Adjunct Professor of Global Economics at the School of Business Trinity College Dublin. David is ranked 10th most influential economist in the world.

David discusses the Scottish economy and expresses his support for...
Affordable banking is a prerequisite for a modern society but why are so many people so poorly served by our banks?We discussed banking deserts across the USA, UK and Spain. This is a universal issue of poor and getting poorer access to banks.Interview with Monique Morrissey from the Economic Policy Institute....
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