Mark Thomas on the Modern Debt Jubilee

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Come­di­an-activist Mark Thomas hosts The Man­i­festo on BBC Radio 4, in which he and his stu­dio audi­ence con­sid­er pro­pos­als for a Peo­ple’s Man­i­festo on top­ics rang­ing from the sub­lime to the ridicu­lous. Some­where in the mid­dle, there’s seri­ous stuff with a comedic twist, and in the lat­est pro­gram, my “Mod­ern Debt Jubilee” got a guernsey.

It did­n’t win the Shout, so a pro­pos­al to elim­i­nate tax avoid­ance got up instead, but it’s nice to see that the idea is get­ting into the pub­lic domain.

You can lis­ten to the whole show here (though the link will expire in 5 days), or click on the movie below.

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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.