'Plan B(s), Keynes and the global financial crisis, is there no alternative alternative?'

Aaron Peters talks to Danny Hayward on Novara (Resonance FM) about UK politics, Keynesianism, underconsumptionist critiques of neo-liberalism and possible Plan B(s) amid the economic crisis. 

Aaron Bastani
15 March 2012

Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of talking to Danny Hayward on Novara (Resonance FM) about a number of issues including Keynesianism, underconsumptionist critiques of neo-liberalism and possible Plan B(s) amid the economic crisis. It touched on certain themes also covered here


Novara in Discussion with Danny Hayward. 'VULGAR KEYNESIANISMZ'. Feb 22nd 2012 by Resonance FM

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