Danny Blanchflower on Covid-19 economic crisis: Resist any idiot that says we should do austerity! (E924)
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Professor Danny Blanchflower of Dartmouth College, a former committee member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (2006-2009). He discusses his take on what the government's response should be to the coronavirus economic crisis, why austerity after the 2008 financial crisis under David Cameron and George Osborne left the country unprepared for Covid-19, why the furlough scheme must continue despite Rishi Sunak's and Boris Johnson's decision to end it, the prospect of unemployment higher than 30 percent in the UK, why governments should not be worried about debt when it comes to fighting coronavirus' economic impacts, and more! Finally, we speak to Juanita Broaddrick, alleged rape victim of former president Bill Clinton and author of 'You Better Put Some Ice on That.' She discusses the influence of the Clintons over the Democratic Party, her encounter with Bill Clinton after the alleged rape, why she is now a Republican and Trump supporter, the media and #MeToo movement's shunning of conservative victims of sexual assault and rape, Tara Reade's allegations against Joe Biden, and much more!