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Building the Scottish State - with guest Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp

Building the Scottish State - with guest Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp

November 28, 2021

Dr Mark McNaught's guest this week is Believe in Scotland's Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp. 

Fresh from organising the delivery of an 8 page pro-independence newspaper to a million homes in Scotland, Gordon sets out his thoughts on GERs, the Wellbeing economy, likely future indyref campaign tactics and some tantalising glimpses into polling information that gives us great cause for optimism.

SCOTONOMICS Ep Thirteen. Big Oil - Delay and Denial

SCOTONOMICS Ep Thirteen. Big Oil - Delay and Denial

November 26, 2021

The role of particular scientists in opposing policies to slow and halt global warming has been extensively documented. The role of economists, however, has received less attention. Until now.

We are joined by Ben Franta as part of our Road To Cop 26 series to talk about big oil and the role the industry played (supported by Economists) to deny the impact of fossil fuels in warming the planet and to delay climate action.
This is a fascinating discussion that covers some very Scotland specific issues.
Our old friend Sir Ian Wood gets a mention or two. Read Ben's latest paper here: Weaponizing economics: Big Oil, economic consultants, and climate policy delay https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/...

There is no planet B episode 5:  the Kirriemuir COP

There is no planet B episode 5: the Kirriemuir COP

November 24, 2021

Welcome to episode 5 of "There is no planet B",  our series of conversations with climate activists.  

In this episode host Marlene Halliday chats with activist Ruth Watson about the alternative COP that took place in Kirriemuir throughout the Glasgow COP26 fortnight.

The video version of this interview is also available on Independence Live's Youtube channel.

SCOTONOMICS Ep.Twelve. The Road To COP 26: Green Fiscal Policy with Claudia Sahm

SCOTONOMICS Ep.Twelve. The Road To COP 26: Green Fiscal Policy with Claudia Sahm

November 22, 2021

William Thomson and Kairin van Sweeden talk to Claudia Sahm, an American economist.
She was formerly director of macroeconomic policy at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and a Section Chief at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and creator of the Sahm rule
https://fred.stlouisfed.org/release?r...
We ask Claudia her views on COP and deep dive into the role of "green" fiscal spending as we move towards a green economy.
https://twitter.com/Claudia_Sahm

Indy Jigsaw Podcast Nov 21

Indy Jigsaw Podcast Nov 21

November 20, 2021

Round up of the most interesting jigsaw pieces this month, which was of course dominated by COP26, although there were plenty of other items too.

00:35 Nicola Sturgeon speech at Strathclyde Uni - Scotland's COP26 ambitions

08:33  Rhoda Grant MSP /Emma Roddick MSP - land reform and the threat of the "green lairds"

20:56   Nicola Sturgeon interviewed by Christianne Amanpour at COP26 about Scotland's climate change targets

31:06    Michelle Thompson MSP asks deputy FM John Swinney a question about the Supreme court judgement on Rights of the Child bill 

34:00    Anthony Salamone at an AIM meeting on EU flexibility on issues of debt, currency and deficit of aspiring future member states

39:54    Nicola Sturgeon addresses the Global Assembly at COP26

47:49    Robin McAlpine chats to Marlene Halliday about the need for "a coalition of the willing" to combat climate change

51:57    Lesley Riddoch and Pat Joyce discuss the electrification of Scottish rail services

Catch the regular broadcast of the Indy Jigsaw on Indylive.radio at noon on Tuesdays, and we'll be back with another round up of the best clips in next month's Indy Jigsaw Podcast. 

 

There is no Planet B  Ep 4: Grassroots politics and the climate emergency

There is no Planet B Ep 4: Grassroots politics and the climate emergency

November 18, 2021

In episode 4 of our series of conversations with climate activists, host Marlene Halliday chats with Justin Kenrick of Extinction Rebellion about the role of grassroots activists in pressing governments to tackle the climate emergency. 

This is the podcast version of the original livestreamed interview which took place during the COP26 conference in Glasgow, and is also available to watch on IndylveRadio's Youtube channel.

SCOTONOMICS EP Eleven - Economics of Land & Housing In Scotland with Laurie Macfarlane

SCOTONOMICS EP Eleven - Economics of Land & Housing In Scotland with Laurie Macfarlane

November 16, 2021

An in-depth look at the importance of land and housing to the economy in Scotland.

Why is Scotland an outlier when it comes to private ownership of land?

And what impact does this have on Scottish society?

Should people's homes be other people's assets?

The role of land in a green economy: can so much of it remain in private hands?

Are rent caps the answer to so many of our housing market problems?
Sure, the Scottish Government can build more homes, but without the oversight of the mortgage market can it really have an impact?

Road map towards social Justice for Scotland

Road map towards social Justice for Scotland

November 13, 2021

Indylive.radio are grateful to Yes Inverclyde for letting us share their meeting with Neil Gray MSP introducing the report of the Social Justice committee, a radical new proposal which could be as significant as devolution in Scotland's journey.  

There is no Planet B Ep 3:  The future is not the past

There is no Planet B Ep 3: The future is not the past

November 11, 2021

Concluding part of Marlene Halliday's conversation with Robin McAlpine, Head of Strategy Development at Commonweal.  

 

 

SCOTONOMICS SPECIAL ROAD TO COP 26: The Green New Deal with Richard Murphy

SCOTONOMICS SPECIAL ROAD TO COP 26: The Green New Deal with Richard Murphy

November 8, 2021

A LIVE session with Richard Murphy https://twitter.com/RichardJMurphy covering: In 2008 you created the framework for a green new deal. Can you remind us of the economic conditions at the time and what spurred the idea?

What is a green new deal in its most basic terms?

Considering the wafer-thin economic policies between the two big Westminster parties is there any chance of this happening?

How about Scotland? Could Scotland create a green new deal under the current constitutional arrangements?

Could Scotland create a green new deal under the sustainable growth commission i.e without its own currency?

Is monetary sovereignty the only way that Scotland can really make these huge structural changes necessary to combat the climate crisis?

One of the main drivers of the green new deal back in 2008 was climate change how important is that consideration in 2021?

Is the USA on the cusp of a mini green new deal?

has any country to date taken any steps towards a green new deal?

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