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Elgar Debates: Lessons from Greece – “to restore growth and address the issue of social inequality there is an urgent need to attract private investment”

March 17, 2015

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In the third part of this Elgar Debates series, former Minister of Finance Dr. Philippos Sachinidis replies to Professor Steve Keen. To follow this debate from the beginning, read the first and second letters.

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Elgar Debates: Lessons from Greece – “Being anti-austerity is not enough”

March 3, 2015

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In his response to Dr. Philippos Sachinidis’ letter last week, Professor Steve Keen outlines the economic problems of austerity and argues that a misdiagnosis of Greece’s economic situation has lead to a Great Depression.

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Elgar Debates: Lessons from Greece – “The positions taken by the coalition government are deafeningly silent regarding the boost in demand with private investment”

February 26, 2015

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In a new series of Elgar Debates, Dr. Philippos Sachinidis, former Minister of Finance in the previous Greek Government, tells Professor Steve Keen what is wrong with the current Government’s economic strategy.

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Elgar Debates: How to Promote a Global Economic Recovery? “It is pure fantasy to believe that anything but demand is the driving force of economic activity”

December 4, 2014

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What are the best economic policies to promote a global recovery?  Here, in the fourth letter of this debate, Louis-Philippe Rochon defends Keynesian theory and argues that austerity is causing great social as well as economic harm.

To follow this debate from the beginning, read Steve Kates’ first letter here.  Then read Louis-Philippe’s reply, and then Steve’s reply to Louis-Philippe.

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Elgar Debates: How to Promote a Global Economic Recovery? “Markets… have been the single most liberating institution in possibly the entire history of the human race”

November 27, 2014

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What are the best economic policies to promote global recovery?  In the third letter of our new Elgar Debates series, Steve Kates challenges Louis-Philippe Rochon’s proposed strategy for economic stimulus, and suggests that the market is the best tool to develop recovery.

To follow this debate, begin at the bottom of the page by reading Steve’s first letter, and then Louis-Philippe’s reply.

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