Max Keiser & me & the UK’s 950% Debt to GDP Level

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It’s always a plea­sure to talk with Max, and in this inter­view he drops a bomb­shell that I still have a hard time even con­tem­plat­ing: the claim that the UK’s pri­vate debt to GDP ratio is 950%, and the finance sec­tor alone has a debt ratio of 600% of GDP. Our dis­cus­sion starts at the 14 minute mark.

I still have to see the data for myself, and until then I’ll remain skep­ti­cal, but here’s a chart alleged­ly sourced from Mor­gan Stan­ley that makes that claim.

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About Steve Keen

I am Professor of Economics and Head of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University London, and a long time critic of conventional economic thought. As well as attacking mainstream thought in Debunking Economics, I am also developing an alternative dynamic approach to economic modelling. The key issue I am tackling here is the prospect for a debt-deflation on the back of the enormous private debts accumulated globally, and our very low rate of inflation.