SmallBizPod #91 – interview with Roger Bootle on the Trouble With Markets

Interview with renowned economist Roger Bootle, on the problem with free markets, the recession, who’s to blame, the way out of the mess and advice for small businesses on the economic outlook.

By Alex Bellinger
16th October 2009 at 11:57 am

This week SmallBizPod #91, the small business podcast, includes an interview with renowned economist Roger Bootle on his book The Trouble with Markets, the causes and way out of recession and what it means for small businesses.

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Show Notes



● Alex on what to expect in this week’s podcast.


● Thanks to for their sponsorship SmallBizPod and an offer for SmallBizPod readers and listeners to claim a free audio book of their choice by signing up to a 14 day trial with Audible. Thanks too to XLN Telecom for sponsoring. As specialists in the small business telecoms and broadband market, they have some great deals for your business and focus on superb customer service too.

● Interview with Roger Bootle, one of the City of London’s best known economists on his new book The Trouble with Markets: Saving Capitalism From Itself, the origins of the recession and financial collapse, who’s to blame, the problem with super-savers and the implications for small businesses. Alex and Roger discuss how China and economists got us into this mess, the problem with free markets, what governments need to do next, the economic outlook for small businesses and possible ways out from what he calls The Great Implosion.

●Music with thanks to SmallBizPod listener Fitzpatrick Mauldin for his latest progressive house track, Will I Ever Love Again?

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