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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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Join Kairin and Willam as they speak to Tim Rideout about the need to establish a Scottish Reserve Bank ahead of Scottish Independence. Tim will cover:- What central banks do- Why monetary sovereignty matters - The costs of setting up a reserve/central bank- And an extended discussion on Tim's resolution at...
William and Kairin are joined by David Patrick author of "Front-Page ScotlandNewspapers and the Scottish Independence Referendum"https://www.routledge.com/Front-Page-Scotland-Newspapers-and-the-Scottish-Independence-Referendum/Patrick/p/book/9780367686000A discussion concentrating on the importance the economy...
Thankfully it doesn't happen that often. You find a tweet that seems to be specifically designed just to totally piss you off. Like someone knew you were having a good day and decided to puncture it. Thanks Robert Peston.   There is a risk for sure. But it is not from losing a few [...]The post Losing out on tax revenue is not the risk appeared first on Scotonomics.
A LIVE session with Richard Murphytwitter.com/RichardJMurphy
The role of particular scientists in opposing policies to slow and halt global warming has been extensively documented. The role of economists, however, has received less attention. Until now. We are joined by Ben Franta as part of our Road To Cop 26 series to talk about big oil and the role the industry played...
In December 2019 William Thomson, Co-Host of SCOTONOMICS took the train from Barcelona to Madrid to attend the COP 25U N Climate Change Conference.

But get this, according to the Director-General & CEO, International Air Transport Association he should have flown!

The attitude of the air industry helps demonstrate...
William Thomson and Kairin van Sweeden talk to Claudia Sahm, an American economist. She was formerly director of macroeconomic policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and a Section Chief at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.And creator of the Sahm rule...
An in-depth look at the importance of land and housing to the economy in Scotland. Why is Scotland an outlier when it comes to private ownership of land? And what impact does this have on Scottish society?Should people's homes be other people's assets?The role of land in a green economy: can so much of it remain...
A discussion about Iceland with Olafur Margeirsson, PhD econ, RE at Zurich, the supervisory board of Central Bank of Icelandtwitter.com/IcelandicEcon
There are a whole host of ways that a government can take to encourage a shift to a greener economy. The Green Savings Bond, the latest idea from the Westminster Government, is not one of them.    Over the summer UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a plan to direct £15B of funding towards green projects [...]The post The UK Government’s Green Savings Bond appeared first on Scotonomics.
The Green Savings Bond.

There are a whole host of ways that a government can take to encourage a shift to a greener economy. The Green Savings Bond, the latest idea from the Westminster Government, is not one of them.

Over the summer UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a plan to direct £15B of funding towards...
William Thomson and Kairin van Sweeden talk to Mike Small, Editor of Bella Caledonia and Author of "Scotland's Local Food Revolution" about Scotland's food security and food sovereignty.

00:12 Scotland has such huge food resources so why are we not food sovereign?
00:58 Obstacles to food sovereignty in Scotland
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On this very special episode, we are joined by Jane Gleeson white as we discuss the discipline of economics as well as the makeup of the economics profession.Read Jane's moving and powerful essay: What really counts? How the patriarchy of economics finally tore me apart...
The 18th of August is GERS (Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland) day. We are joined by Richard Murphy to explain what GERS really is and what it really shows. Hosted by Kairin van Sweeden and William Thomson.01:40 Richard Murphy explains why he has some major issues with GERS02:37 Why GERS is CRAP...
What we have coming up on Wed 4th August
Get to know our hosts. A short interview with William Thomson. Questions from Kairin van Sweeden.

William Thomson
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A teaser for our brilliant episode with John T. Harvey talking all about Inflation.

Check out the full episode on 24th July.
How should we measure the success of an economy? What does GDP and GNP tell us anyway? And more importantly what doesn't it tell us about the economy?In this episode we will look at how we measure the economy in the UK and in Scotland. We will also take a side look at GERS (Government Expenditure and Revenue...
This week we look at Food Sovereignty as part of Food Sovereignty Week.PROVENANCE - RESILIENCE - SUSTENANCEWe look at the importance of the food and drinks industry to the Scottish economy. We discuss the importance of Scotland making the important decisions which matter when it comes to food.
What does a wellbeing economy look and feel like?In this episode we talk to Katherine Trebeck to understand how Scotland could lead a global movement towards a wellbeing economy.https://twitter.com/KTrebeck
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