SEVEN DEADLY INNOCENT FRAUDS OF ECONOMIC POLICY | WARREN MOSLER (2010)

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Seven Deadly Innocent Frauds of Economic Policy

  1. The government must raise funds through taxation or borrowing in order to spend. In other words, government spending is limited by its ability to tax or borrow.
  2. With government deficits, we are leaving our debt burden to our children.
  3. Government budget deficits take away savings.
  4. Social Security is broken.
  5. The trade deficit is an unsustainable imbalance that takes away jobs and output.
  6. We need savings to provide the funds for investment.
  7. It’s a bad thing that higher deficits today mean higher taxes tomorrow.

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A Selection of Articles on a New View of Money and WHY it Matters | Modern Money Theory

Introduction to an Alternative History of Money Author(s): L. Randall Wray Download: Working Paper No. 717 http://www.levyinstitute.org/publications/introduction-to-an-alternative-history-of-money This paper integrates the various strands of an alternative, heterodox view on the origins of money and the development of the modern financial system in a manner that is consistent with the findings of historians and anthropologists. As… Read More

Getting the Bigger Picture: From Life-Disabling Neoliberal Traps to Life-Enabling Opening Up of Public Policy Fiscal Spaces

James K Galbraith Reviews Modern Monetary Theory Nov 2, 2017 Some sage advice from an elder at the First International Convention of Modern Monetary Theory 2017 Presidential Lecture Series: Stephanie Kelton – “But How Will We Pay for It? Making Public Money Work for Us” Oct 18, 2018 Our nation’s finances are a blistering topic.… Read More

Modern Monetary Theory, Monetary Sovereignty, Colonialism and Independence, and an Economics for Sustainable Prosperity

The conclusion will be that macroeconomic policy proposals should be informed by stock-flow consistent modern monetary theory; that a job guarantee, or employer of last resort scheme, is a proposal which is affordable and potentially able to stabilise an unstable economy; that the elimination of involuntary underemployment can raise the subjective well-being of millions of people and promote social inclusion; and that the framing of this and other policy proposals is of vital importance, and should not be neglected by economists and the politicians they advise.

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