31. Looking ahead to 2018 with Wayne Swan

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In this episode we sit down with the former Australian Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister, Wayne Swan. As Treasurer from 2007 to 2013, Wayne witnessed first-hand the devastation of the Global Financial Crisis and testament to his management, Australia was one of the only developed countries to avoid falling into recession. We sat down with Wayne to discuss what he is seeing in the global economy at the moment and to get his thoughts on some of the big financial topics of 2018.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The two biggest themes Wayne is watching in 2018
  • How Wayne thinks about money in politics and what can be done to limit its effect
  • Wayne’s outlook on China
  • The reforms Wayne wants to see for the Australian housing market
  • Wayne’s thoughts on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

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