11 episodes

Weekly conversations covering current and historic economic, financial and business affairs from a largely free-market perspective. Hosted by Jamie Dean.

Free Market Talk Jamie Dean

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Weekly conversations covering current and historic economic, financial and business affairs from a largely free-market perspective. Hosted by Jamie Dean.

    Episode 11: Negative Interest Rates - Boom or Bust?

    Episode 11: Negative Interest Rates - Boom or Bust?

    With spiraling inflation plaguing the globe in 2022, the mere thought of introducing negative interest rates could hardly appear more detached from reality. However, during the previous decade, several Central Banks took to this supposed 'radical policy' in an attempt to stimulate inflation and long-run economic growth. The results are less than sound. Unprecedented asset-price inflation, depriving younger generations of housing, has been one of the many unintended consequences of this disastrous policy.



    Thank you for listening to the first season of Free Market Talk. We'll be back in September for Season 2!

    • 14 min
    Episode 10: Economics of Energy

    Episode 10: Economics of Energy

    Understanding the fundamentals behind the energy markets of both the UK and the US is crucial if policymakers are to grapple with the sudden spike in energy prices that has exacerbated the current cost of living crisis, crippling families in 2022. Founded in 1812, British Gas has long been at the forefront of the British energy market; reforms by both Labour's Clement Attlee and Conservative Margaret Thatcher have greatly influenced the current energy climate of today.

    • 15 min
    Episode 9: The Rapid Rise of Crypto and Bitcoin

    Episode 9: The Rapid Rise of Crypto and Bitcoin

    Founded in 2009 amidst the depths of the Great Recession, Bitcoin provided an alternative asset and currency for those desperate for an escape from the tumbling fixed-income and equities markets. Since its inception, Bitcoin experienced exponential growth - paving the way for alternative cryptocurrencies to enter the market. However, the future of cryptocurrencies in 2022 remains precarious. A record fall from its all time high in $60,000 to levels below $20,000 in June 2022 makes Bitcoin's future uncertain. Will Bitcoin continue its growth remarkable growth in the coming decade?

    • 15 min
    Episode 8: Alternative Investments - A Decade of Growth

    Episode 8: Alternative Investments - A Decade of Growth

    Since 2008, alternative asset classes have proliferated and as such have grown in investor portfolios globally. Following unprecedented expansionary monetary policy measures by Central Banks globally, alternative assets, uncorrelated with equity and fixed income, have outperformed these two traditional asset classes. However in 2022, the unsettled economic climate makes their future uncertain. Will alternatives continue their growth?

    • 20 min
    Episode 7: The Australian economy

    Episode 7: The Australian economy

    The recent Australian election saw the departure of the Liberal-National Coalition, marking an election victory for the Labor Party for the first time since 2010. Aussie's have been unfortunate in recent years; following successful economic management amidst the Global Financial Crisis and Great Recession of 2008, growth has slowed dramatically. An over-dependence on energy has hurt the Land Down Under. Can Labor turn the economy around once more?

    • 19 min
    Episode 6: Is Gold good?

    Episode 6: Is Gold good?

    Gold has been a store of value for centuries since the early days of human civilisation. Hundreds of wars fought over this precious metal culminated in the creation of the gold standard in the 17th century, paving the way for the modern financial system that we see today. 

    • 18 min

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